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    Kurganets & Boomerang Discussions Thread #2

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    Post  marcellogo Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:29 am

    franco wrote:The developer announced the beginning of state tests of the K-16 BTR on the Boomerang platform

    The new K-16 armored personnel carrier based on the Boomerang unified wheeled platform will enter state trials this year. Alexander Krasovitsky, general director of the Military-Industrial Company, told Interfax about this.

    This year the K-16 is going to state tests. Preliminary tests of the armored personnel carrier were completed last year, the car received the letter "O" - he declared.

    According to Krasovitsky, the K-16 BTR is a fundamentally new vehicle in the armored personnel carrier class, developed with a high level of protection, a new transmission and control system.

    (...) all modern achievements of science and technology have been used in the design; it can be said that a breakthrough in engineering is laid in this machine. If necessary, you can control the machine remotely, that is, the chassis information and control system supports all functions of robotic movement - added the general director of the military-industrial complex.

    Answering the question about the creation of a wheeled tank on the Boomerang platform , Krasovitsky explained that such a tank would be created corresponding to the task at hand, but at the moment there was no such order.

    As for the possibility of creating a wheeled tank on this base, this is not a problem. If we are given such a task, we will certainly fulfill it. - he specified.

    The general director of the military-industrial complex announced in December last year that the state tests of the K-16 armored personnel carrier (BTR) and the K-17 wheeled infantry fighting vehicle (BMP) on the Boomerang platform will begin in the spring of 2021, but did not give a more precise date. According to him, both vehicles, which had previously completed preliminary tests, were modified taking into account the wishes of the Ministry of Defense. At the same time, it was reported that new models of armored vehicles would be created for passing state tests, taking into account the comments of the military.

    Ok,an excellent new but coupled with an "as I said you earlier" confirmation of the fact that a Tank version of it have not even been asked for A.T.M.
    Yes, they said it is in the plan, their own I would dare to say, but it seem more a whishful thinking for the future than an actual perspective to me...
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    Post  GarryB Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:05 pm

    They already use vehicle families to reduce the number of different types of vehicles in use, the current development of three vehicle families is intended to replace all existing vehicles.

    It would make no sense having a Boomerang family force that is highly mobile and fully amphibious but has to drive slow so the Armata tanks can keep pace and can only cross at fords or bridges that can take a 55 ton vehicle.

    They are not going to introduce 27 versions of all four of the vehicle families... the light weight typhoon family almost certainly doesn't have a 125mm tank gun armed gun vehicle... maybe a 57mm gun armed vehicle but certainly not 125mm smoothbore or 152mm artillery vehicle.

    These new vehicles will be introduced and new variants also introduced to replace other vehicles in the formation in a cascade most likely... where a force that will eventually become a medium wheeled force will have its BMPs and BTRs replaced with Boomerangs... K-17 for the BMPs and K-16 for the BTRs... for the time being the MBTs in that formation will continue to be T-90s until the Boomerang T-14 variant is ready for testing and use.

    For a heavy Armata division then the T-14 will replace the MBTs and the T-15 the BMPs, while the BREM engineer vehicles will be replaced with the T-16 engineer vehicle.

    The tanks and BMPs and BTRs being replaced will be sent to units with older models and their vehicles will cascade so that the oldest model vehicles will be removed from service as the new vehicles enter service then other vehicles will be replaced.

    The systems will be unified so the T-14 gear for the MBT will be the same with the same turret on the Kurganets and Boomerang models... as I said I don't think there will be a Typhoon light version but with other vehicles and types they could have similar vehicles.

    For a very light Typhoon unit the gun platform might have a 57mm gun for instance.
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