Russian T-95 main battle tanks, the latest innovation in China can learn from the design (Figure)
next newest Russian main battle tanks T-95 program envisages Figure
The article said that T -95 unmanned design, barrel technology, large-caliber artillery anti-China can learn from the back seat and other technologies can be used on the 99 tanks.
Editor’s Note: Entering the 21st century, “asymmetric warfare” has become a new battlefield theme in the ground war, large-scale armored assault had become “yesterday’s story.” Armored assault force as the backbone – main battle tank, the war on terror seems to be a cover for infantry, or to act as “mobile battery” role. However, with advances in artillery technology, operational improvement of the network, Russia and the U.S. main battle tank of the elements have been integrated into the new century, began the “transformation of steel.”
according to RIA Novosti, the United States’ defense industry Times “and other media recently revealed that Russia’s new generation main battle tanks T-95 is about public appearances; Meanwhile, the U.S. is in full swing development,” Future Combat System “(FCS) of the important components XM1202-type vehicles, and has carried out several guns test-fired. Future tank development is “becoming Russia’s” or “with the United States,” triggering widespread speculation.
T-95 focus on bicycle fire
may fail to get a few months, people in the “2010 Annual Exhibition of Russian weapons” to see on T- 95′s style. Ural vehicle design bureau has said, “Once approved by the Government, this summer we will be in the next Tagil (Sverdlovsk city) showcasing the weapons at T-95 tanks, but I can not reveal technical details. “In the past, the outside world has repeatedly speculated the existence of T-95 tanks, and now the Russians finally give a clear answer.
According to the external analysis, T-95 the whole weight of 55 tons, speed of 50 km. In firepower, T-95 is likely equipped with a 152 mm smoothbore gun caliber, armor-piercing ammunition and blasting bombs in addition, the special artillery missiles will be the T-95 “remote trump card”, can accurately hit 7000 meters beyond the enemy side tanks. In the protective and the degree of automation, T-95 turret and automatic use of large-scale remote control loaders, all group members are in 3 cars have heavy protection of the car body, loading ammunition, unmanned turret is completely achieved. From the design point of view, T-95 implementation of a typical Russian style, the firepower, light weight, low profile concept to an extreme, is a typical “car carry guns.”
XM1202 good long-range attack
focus on the development of the Russian main battle tanks compared to the deep pockets of the United States altogether come up with a set of “future combat system”, The system is extremely large, covering almost all of the Army main battle equipment. The “containing members of the combat system,” the current code for the XM1202-type vehicles. This light tank will be the future of the U.S. Army’s “battle of light cavalry.”
with Russia, the United States also began to work on the tank and light, XM1202-type vehicles can even C-130 transport aircraft. In firepower, XM1202-type tanks are also unambiguous, equipped with 120 mm guns, 12.7 mm machine guns and 40 mm automatic grenade launcher, under the control of the two occupants, both long-range firepower with the song shot goal, but also to implementation of fire-fire “kill point”, the effective range of over 8,000 meters.
XM1202-type combat tanks can also use other platforms to share network information, and use guns for target launch BVR combat. “Future Combat System” project manager Cliff Calhoun has proudly said, “Even if an enemy tank in the far away, the same network can battle its image sent XM1202-type vehicles, we can 10 km to destroy the target. “visible in the future U.S. combat network, XM1202-type vehicles is an important” armor node “in the satellites, UAVs and other sensors to support, it completely eliminates the need to see opponent, can achieve long-range precision strike.
Russian-style revolution, or lead the track
nearly half a century, the basic concept of the tank without any change, still maintained a rotating cannon tower and direct people World War II legacy of fire, and T-95, and XM1202 appearance will completely break this pattern and lead to a “track revolution.” However, I personally think that, XM1202-type car does not have “universal significance” and simple T-95 may be sought after.
the one hand, except the United States, no country can come up with sufficient capital and technology reserves to come up with a set of Future Combat Systems, their version of the XM1202 to provide comprehensive support. So XM1202-type vehicles will become a “United States patent.” On the other hand, T-95 main innovation is reflected in the absence of design, technology barrel, large caliber artillery and other conventional techniques against the back seat, like China, a rising star of the tank industry, can learn the overall concept, on this basis on the use of its advantages in the electronic field, and enhance their T-90 version of the degree of information, so that advantages of a set of Russian.