Hi guys. :)
Today i want to suggest the 2021 Production version of the T-14 Armata to War Thunder.
The Armata project began in 2011 and was a direct successor project of the Object 195 and were given the new designation Object 148. Which had it’s first “Prototypes” build in 2014 and succesfully went through prototype testing and were given the Tank designation T-14.
The T-14 is part of a series of chassis under the Armata platform. These include the T-15 HIFV, The T-16 recovery vehicle and other platforms. The T-14 Armata tank platforms has been promised to be able to come in multiple variants compared to the current first designation versions. Including a 152mm variant, a unmanned version and other variants.
Due to the “Heavy Price” of the tank and limited funds available from the “Russian Goverment”. The Armata Platform has only seen limited production runs. Also according to “Western Sources”. There have been major issues with getting acces to western semiconductors which is said Russia heavily relies on with it’s modern military equipment. And Issues with having the production facilities able to have the nececary machinery to make the tank on a larger scale compared to just setting up a few prototype tanks. And having enough mechanics and engineers getting the necerary courses in order to know how to make the new generation of tank compared the former T-72, T-80 and T-90 type of tanks.
The current number of tanks build is unknown. However the Russian MOD back in 2015 wanted to place an order of 2300 units of the vehicle. But this had to be scaled down and as of 2022. The order only sits on 132 vehicles of both the whole Armata Platform of vehicles. Including the T-14 Tank Chassis, The T-15 HIFV and the T-16 recovery vehicle.
The current number of vehicles to be claimed build varies. some sources still believe it’s still below 20 vehicles, while others claim that the production run is going to meet the 132 order by the end of 2022. But my best guess is that the true number may sit somewhere around 50+ as of this writing. While taking into the acount the situation the tank find itself in.
T-14 mod 2021 frontal hull compared to the T-14 mod 2018
The version of the T-14 Armata i am suggesting for the game is the 2021 version which has some minor changes comparred to the 2014 and 2018 models.
The first key note is the more thicker front of the tank compared to the other versions. It maight be increasment of the tanks composite armor thickness. But it most likely is quality of life improvements in form of layout of the components. Like ease of maintenance, adding Rubber to walk on simular to the T-14 mod 2018, and some other qualites.
However the main features of the tank stays the same. The tank features an “Unmanned Turret”. While the crew sits in an “Armored Capsule” isolated from the ammo. The ammunition load is believed to be 32 rounds for the carousel autoloader standing vertically. While It’s believed that additional 8 rounds can be stored in the turret rear.
Other relevant information, Credit BTVT Танк Т-14 «Армата» (btvt.info)
Crew. 3 Driver, Gunner, Comander.
Ammo. HE 3OF82, Vacuum-1 APFSDS aprox 950mm of Pen, 3UBK21 Sprinter ATGM, 9M119M Refleks ATGM, 3UBK25 Sokol-V ATGM.
Gun. 125mm 2A82-1M cannon.
Secondary. 2x 7.62 PKTM machine guns. ( Can also get installed 12.7mm Kord ).
Weight. 55+ Tons.
Engine. 12M360 A-85-3A 1500hp Diesel
Transmission. Automatic transmission with 8 forward gears. Unknown reverse gears.
Protection. Classified composite hull Armor. Claimed to protect against over 1000mm versus Kenetic. 1500mm versus HEAT. ERA Malachit/Monolit. Turret light composite able to resist up to 20mm autocannons.
In War Thunder
In War Thunder. The T-14 Armata variants of tanks would be a great “End of the Line” type of vehicle for the USSR Tech Tree. I personally believe that this vehicle should only be added once we reach BR of 12.0 or Higher. It could also be a good vehicle to get After the T-90M has been added in the Medium tank line.
I hope you guys enjoyed reading the suggestion. I am sure that these hyper modern vehicles will in the end come to the game at some point. But i am sure that with time and balance. We will be in for a great time with these type of vehicles.
Anyways see you in Battle! :)
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