flamming_python wrote:Well the Armata looks thoroughly conventional, albeit futuristic. I'm disappointed they didn't find a way to make the turret smaller.
And it looks like the 30mm cannon or gattling gun wasn't part of the plan.. perhaps we'll see something like that for the BMPT.
I guess there's no real harm in a turret bustle with extra ammo; especially as the turret is unmanned. Still would have prefered a 30 + ammo instead though.
I'm glad they went with just the HMG on APC models; but there really could have put 2-3 independent machine guns on different heights; instead of just one.
Nevertheless the NSVT is too weak to be put on any modern vehicle other than an MRAP or jeep. Why the hell would they do that instead of making a RWS with the equally combat proven and far more powerful KPVT?
Why would the russian army shoot itself in the foot that way?
Even better it would've been to put a low velocity 23mm EGT, something completely feasible given the size of both the bumarang and kurganets.
If it's gonna be a new generation of vehicles for their class, improvements in all fields should be made, armament included.
You might tell me that zany gadgets and automations will counteract the NSVT's lack of firepower but that doesn't adress range and armor piercing capability, something only imprved with a bigger gun.
I pray to god the APC configurations of all the new platforms shown on the parade are just minimum possible armament demonstrators that will not become more than inferior export versions.