Main Battle Tanks and Armour Technology

If Tanks have to evolve, which path they should follow?

  • Light Vehicles-Best for mobility

    Votes: 18 6.0%
  • Heavy Armour-Can take heavy punishment.

    Votes: 51 17.0%
  • Modular Design-Allowing dynamic adaptions.

    Votes: 176 58.7%
  • Universal Platform-Best for logistics.

    Votes: 55 18.3%

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With a weight of 67,5 metric tons, the A7+ model is more an urban warfare kit than a tank.
There were different prototypes/suggestions of how the Leopard 2A7 will look with different weight values. At one stage (but I am not aware of this being up-to-date) it was suggested of using the Leopard 2A7 "Duel Ops" and the Leopard 2A7 "Urban Ops", with only the later having the urban warfare kit.
 

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:cereal: How many times the composition of the composite armor package has been changed on the T-72, since the T-72 Ural to the T-72BM ?
 

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:cereal: How many times the composition of the composite armor package has been changed on the T-72, since the T-72 Ural to the T-72BM ?
T-72 Urał (Ob.172M)--1--> T-72 Urał-1 (Ob.172M1) --2--> T-72A (Ob.176) --3--> T-72B(Ob.184) --4--> T-72B model 1989 (hull change only)
 

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T-72 Urał (Ob.172M)--1--> T-72 Urał-1 (Ob.172M1) --2--> T-72A (Ob.176) --3--> T-72B(Ob.184) --4--> T-72B model 1989 (hull change only)

I also try to get information about the composition of each armor package. Did the first produced model only had laminated steel or some kind of composite materials ?

What was the difference between the :

- The T-72A and T-72B turret armor package ?
- The T-72A and the T-72M armor package ?
 

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It seems that new Russian Main Battle Tank based on heavy modular tracked platform "Armata", received official army designation code T-14. First prototypes were recently completed and started the state trails, also new ammunition passed state trails and mass production started as well as new 2A82 125mm smoothbore gun.

Gur Khan attacks!: Снаряды для "Арматы" начали выпускать, а сам танк показали Президенту.
 

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How much time it takes to do such maintenance ?
It depends, standard maintnance requires only to unlock the lower glacis plate and to open it for basic work on powerpack, howerver more serious work, repairs or replacement requires armor modules to be removed, so most likely more than standard for NATO tanks 30 minutes.
 

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It depends, standard maintnance requires only to unlock the lower glacis plate and to open it for basic work on powerpack, howerver more serious work, repairs or replacement requires armor modules to be removed, so most likely more than standard for NATO tanks 30 minutes.
:truestory: Changing a damaged composite armor package require a considerable amount of time compared to a modular armor.
 

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:truestory: Changing a damaged composite armor package require a considerable amount of time compared to a modular armor.
NATO tanks have semi-modular composite armor, yes it's repairs and replacement should take a bit longer than replacement of fully modular armor, but then again, both solutions have advantages and disadvantages.
 

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