T-14 Armata battle tank

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Russia has recently begun using its new T-14 Armata battle tanks to fire on Ukrainian positions.

About T-14 Armata battle tank:

  • It is a new Russian Main Battle Tank (MBT).
  • It is designed by the Russian Defense Company Uralvagonzavod.
  • Features:
    • It has an unmanned turret, with crew remotely controlling the armaments from "an isolated armoured capsule located in the front of the hull.
    • Maximum Speed: 75 km/h.
    • The tank has a maximum range of 500 km on internal fuel.
    • It is operated by a crew of 3 men, including a commander, gunner and driver.
    • It is one of the most protected MBTs in the world. It has newly-developed composite base armour made of steel, ceramics and other materials.
    • The tank is armed with a 2A82 (or 2A82-1M) 125 mm smoothbore gun.
    • It is capable of firing gun-launched anti-tank guided missiles in the same manner as ordinary projectiles. These missiles have a range of about 5 km and can also target low-flying helicopters.


Q1) What is a Main Battle Tank (MBT)?

Main battle tanks are regarded as one of the most important components of modern armies. The main battle tank is a tank that fills many modern armies' maneuver and armor-protected direct-fire roles.

Source: Russia's New T-14 Armata Battle Tank Debuts In Ukraine: Report