T-14 ARMATA BATTLE TANK
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- Russia has begun using its new T-14 Armata battle tanks to fire on Ukrainian positions "but they have not yet participated in direct assault operations.
About the tank
- The Armata is a new Russian Main Battle Tank (MBT). It is also referred as the T-14.
- Its development commenced in 2011.
- The Armata was developed as a replacement to the cancelled T-95, and possibly uses some of its technology.
- The T-14 tank has an unmanned turret, with crew remotely controlling the armaments from "an isolated armoured capsule located in the front of the hull."
- The tanks have a maximum speed on the highway of 80 kilometres per hour.
- The Kremlin ordered production of 2,300 of the tanks - first unveiled in 2015 - by 2020, but this was later stretched to by 2025.
- The state conglomerate Rostec had started production of some 40 tanks, with an anticipated delivery after 2023.
- The new tank is much bigger, than the T-90.
- Armata is the world's first production tank with unmanned turret.
- Armata might be one of the most protected MBTs in the world.
- It can operate even with penetrated armor, as far as the crew compartment is intact. It is the first production MBT with such crew layout.
- Most modern tanks have a top speed of 70 km/h. The Armata can reach a maximum road speed of 75 km/h.
- The tank has a maximum range of 500 km on internal fuel.
- Heavy infantry fighting vehicle. It is also referred as the T-15.
- BMP-KSh is a command post vehicle.
- BMO-2 is a proposed specialized heavy armored personnel carrier.
- Armored recovery vehicle. It is also referred as the T-16.
Q) Which of the following statements with reference to T-14 Armata battle tanks is/are incorrect?
a. Armata is the world's first production tank with an unmanned turret.
b. The Armata can reach a maximum road speed of 150 km/h.
Correct Answer: 2