1st, from "Marc Laplante, 35+ yrs policing, served in artillery (RCA), student of military history"
"The Russians have used auto loaders in their recent MBTS, as does this new T14. There are real limitations with these. It does eliminate a crew member, but a two or three man crew increases the demands of the small crew, especially in the intense combat environment.
The Russian tanks also suffer from limited main gun depression, which hurts it's hull down ability.
The new tank is complex, and complexity is a problem if your technology isn't proven, you have a problem.
I think the proven western MBTs would be able to handle this in a straight up contest. The Russians can't afford a huge tank fleet they had in the cold war. They have always have difficulty maintaining simpler proven equipment.
I think it is more of a parade ground propoganda piece than a battle field show stopper."
and the guy probably considers himself a true untouchable expert... Really sad.
2nd, "Cole Knapp"
"The T-14 might sound better on paper. But if the US knows anything, it knows that the Russians are very good at exaggerating. Even if it is better, the Russians are very, very bad at maintaining military equipment. Also, they don't make much of anything. For example, the SU-35 fighter, they have only made 35 of them in 8 years. And currently, who knows how many of them still run. Even if the T-14 was better than the M1 Abrams, It would not be by much, and there will be far more M1s than T-14s."
3rd, a stereotypical russophobic "pro", "Kit Lars"
"More propoganda. Remember the "superior" Soviet ICBM rockets with a 65 percent failure-to-fire? Or how about those "superior" Soviet T-72 tanks that flamed up like paper tigers in the Persian Gulf War? And let's not forget the "vastly superior" MiG-15... oh, I mean MiG-21... oh, I mean MiG-25... oh, I mean MiG-29. They all quickly fell prey to US warplanes in each and every arena - Korean War, Vietnam War, Arab-Israeli War, Persian Gulf War, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Yet my personal favorite as a veteran US Army Infantry NCO was the famed Kalashnikov. Oh boy! It was championed as lighter, shorter, more powerful, and vastly more accurate than anything the weak Americans could field. With a magazine-fed gas system and large working spaces, it never needed to be cleaned and still remained reliable while delivering consistent accuracy at 400 meters! The American Intelligence community bought that story hook, line and sinker.
Right. Right. Right. Only, I've personally trained Romanians, Chinese, and Iraqi soldiers on Kalashnikov weapons for years. I've trained extensively in live-fire, blank-fire simulation in just about every conceivable environment and weather condition with numerous versions of the Kalashnikov. And I carried one in war for a year while serving as an advisor to the Iraqi Army Infantry. Uhm...how do I say this politely? The propaganda was A BIG FAT LIE!
But THIS tank...this one is THE one. Yep. They really got it this time, and we're all in big trouble this time. Yep. You wait and see, you tiny Americans with your puny M1 Abrams tank. Russia has really done it up right this time.
There is an old saying in military circles. "The good news is that our product is designed in Russia! The bad news is that it is also made in Russia." "
So he basically never touched a Russian AK nor any kind of real russian weapon of any time for that matter, but he "knows".
4th, "hmw_usa" in reply to "James" who said "the T-14 is not a tank yet, only a prototype.
However, it's a concept. And it's the best concept ever for a tank."
"Best concept ever? We have a new russian propaganda troll, James, commenting on this site vomiting lies and nothing but lies. The F-35 is a joke? The Russians dont win anything except sanctions and a collapsing economy. If that's a win, the russians are far more foolish than even their greatest detractors believe. Sukhoi wouldn't stand a chance against A-1o, b/c they would all have been shot out of the sky by the F-35s (that is,. those that managed to stay aloft and not crash soon after takeoff!). US with technological edge. Sounds like you know Mohammed. The F-14, F-15, F-16, F-22 and F-35 are all acknowledged by honest military experts (and not the lying Russian ones who have ot repeat PUtin lies and propaganda) to be superior to russian models."
Hmm a nice hateful butthurt right there So Russia winning big time the geopolitical game against all the odds since almost 3 years is "collapsing" ? LOL... Humiliating USA on all fronts sure is collapsing. What a pure dose of joy these fools give me ... Oh, and praising the F-35, priceless
5th, "alex488", the typical low-life type of troll.
"This is a sh-tty tank. and it's designed for an infrastructure that does not exist. In case of direct hit, the crew is blown apart and the tank is irrecoverable. And only midgets can operate it."
Wow, it blew my mind.
"nothing the a-10 can't handle"
Probably the lowest of all, yeah, how original.
"Russia can't even make their own car. Their missle just miss more target than hit" (about S-300 vs A-10)
and i'll leave it there...