GarryB wrote:Would be at a disadvantage against other tanks of the last few decades, but against older tanks in Africa like T-54s and T-55s and indeed T-34s it might get away with a lot simply by having better optics and better night vision gear.
The 100mm gun is reasonably good against tanks of its generation, and would be plenty for use against most BMPs and BTRs as well as having good performance against bunkers and enemy firing positions.
This is not something that would be used to fight actual tanks, it would be idiotic
During wars here there was almost zero cases of tanks fighting other tanks, they were alsmost universaly used for infantry support
This is most likely intended role for this vehicle while MBTs would be reserved for bigger things
GarryB wrote:Once you start up armouring you will enter a spiral of needing a new engine and improved suspension etc etc and pretty soon you end up with something still less capable than you would have if you started with a T-72.
There is no way they would leave it on stock Gvozdika chassis, it's too thin and would never get even close to any serious requirements
Additional armour is definitely coming
Just compare Lazar-1 and Lazar-3
GarryB wrote:I would say start with a T-72 if you want a tank... better gun, better armour, just as cheap and widely available...
Why not just buy whole T-72 then?