A heavy tank can be made to go at almost the same speed as an MBT just look at the IS-7 and Oject-279.
Of course it can but it would need a huge powerful and expensive engine and vastly upgraded transmission and lot of other improvements to make it as effective as the vehicles they use now, yet none of this will stop a 500kg LGB from shattering it.
If tanks not arriving at the same time is such an issue the all of the T-90s,T-80 and T-72s should be scrapped because the they cant keep up with the Armata.
A pretty shortsighted conclusion that ignores the obvious.... don't group heavy, medium, and light tanks in one unit.
Heavy tanks in heavy divisions, medium tanks in medium divs and light tanks in light div and everything will arrive together as a cohesive force.
Your suggestion means scrapping the entire current fleet of Russian armour and the Russian army operates with the 12 or 16 Armata tanks they currently have.... yeah... that is not smart.
And you do realise the whole point of a heavy tank is extreeme survivabillityas well as superior firepower so a heavy tank is not going to be so easily killed and with an anti air system similar to or better than the Pantcir it will be well protected against air attack not to mention it will also be protected by the Buks,S-300v4s and other army air defence units.
Heard of land mines?
If it is so well protected from air threats then WTF does it need to weigh so much? If SAMs are keeping it safe from air threats then it might as well be an Armata based vehicle they have already developed...
If Russia makes an 80-100 ton tank it will be vastly superior to the T-14 in survivabillity and firepower therefore justifying its increased cost and as a heavy tank it does not have to be easily transported to the theatre of war immediatley your MBTs will be there for that.
Making a 100 ton tank means it needs to be able to engage any future vehicle that might be built to counter it... ie a NATO 100 ton tank.... like an Abrams with a little bit of add on armour, which means it will need something like a 180mm main gun which further adds weight and reduces on board ammo. And increases costs to buy and to operate.
Since the T-14 is so good Russia will not rely on heavy tanks they would be there as extra force for large operations.
Wasting money and time and talent on super tanks is one of the main things that cost Germany the war... instead of pissing away resources on super tanks they could have simply ramped up production of tanks that were actually effective and used them in combat instead of just having promises of super tanks on their way that will fix everything.
As the nazis proved in WW2 a few good heavy tanks can be fromidable...
A few heavy tanks can be a problem, but in this day and age with the power of air power a heavy tank wont last long.... just like a heavily fortified bunker wont last very long either.
No superweapons belong in reality what better way to make Russias technological superiority clear and deter attack.
It would be the quickest and easiest way to make Russia weak and poor and not safe.
Land monitors are pointless wastes of time and money.
The Nazis lost that war for reasons independent of the myth of "low tank production". In fact the Nazis had a huge tank force throughout that war.
By the end of 1944 they were building way more tanks than in the beginning of that war. In fact during those first four months of 1945 (till surrender) they built more tanks than they did in 1941 and almost as much as during 12 months in 1942. The Nazis were increasing production of tanks during the war, rapidly and steadily; till the very end.
But I thought the Germans lost the war because of the western strategic bombing campaign and D Day?
Late production were turretless vehicles that could hardly be compared with real tanks... it was all too late.
Sorry Russia, but an MBT force of 1800-2000 (mostly upgraded T-72s) aint gonna cut it.
The only practical enemy is NATO and for that war MBTs wont matter much for very long.
The only person suggesting a super heavy tank for Russia is one deluded fanboy...
It is not going to happen.
They are developing new families of systems... once they are ready they will go into full production to replace pretty much all existing types.
Until they are ready there is no serious threat to Russian ground forces... a few hundred Abrams in former soviet republics and former warsaw pact states don't even warrant anything better.
The Armata IS their new heavy tank.... get over it.