- Aug 20, 2011
Hits on side turret are also very likely in assymetric warfare, ERA is light enough and effective enough to be placed there (however I would preffer composite armor + ERA combination).It is true for most modern tanks. Side armor is secrificed to increase frontal armor. In the question of Oplot the all angle protection was placed mostly on side hull.
So all in all, western MBT's more often equipped with addon composite or ERA in these days, offers great frontal protection, and better all around protection.
I making single question, why no double layer of Knife over glacis plate? There is only single layer. So why? What is the reason? Weight limitations?Why do you state this? Maybe you seen something on photo and did not understand this correctly?
Oh, so inspiration is design from 80's?Same as leopard -2A4.
Also the PNK 6 has 1,2x for close distance
Lack of simple vision blocks is a problem, especially in case when such huge thing like PNK-6 will be damaged. It would be better to place PNK-6 at turret rear, behind TC hatch, it would be also easier to integrate it with RWS.
Oh so You don't know this? Everybody lies! Who would be stupid enough to show all details of his design? Especially in Military?You may provide data that I am wrong? Or maybe designers of this ERA lying?