T-15 Armata

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T-15 Armata
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Type Heavy IFV
Place of origin Russia
Specifications

Main
armament
2A42 30 mm auto cannon[1][2] with 500 rounds (AP/HE)[3]
Secondary
armament
7.62 mm coaxial PKT,[4] Kornet-EM[1]
Payload capacity 9 infantry ( +3 crew)

The T-15 Armata (Russian: T-15 Армата) with industrial designation "Object 149" is a Russian heavy infantry fighting vehicle first seen in public (initially with its turret covered) in 2015 during rehearsals for the Moscow Victory Day Parade. The T-15 is expected to replace the BMP-2 and MT-LB based platforms of the Russian Ground Forces.[3]

Design

Armament

The T-15 features the Bumerang-BM (Epoch) remote control turret with its 2A42 30 mm auto cannon, a 7.62 mm coaxial PKT[4] and a bank of two Kornet-EM anti-tank guided missiles on both sides.[1]

Mobility

Like the T-14, the T-15 is based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform, but unlike the T-14 it has its engine in the front.[3]

Protection

Like the T-14, the T-15 is protected by reactive armour[2] and an Afganit (Russian: Афганит) active protection system.[3] While the T-14 has its Afganit launch tubes at the base of its turret, the T-15 has them arrayed along the top sides of its hull.[3]

See also

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 de Larrinaga, Nicholas (22 April 2015). "New Russian heavy armour breaks cover". IHS Jane's Defence Weekly. Retrieved 16 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. 2.0 2.1 "T-15 (Object 149) heavy infantry combat vehicle". globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 16 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "New Russian Armor; First analysis: Armata". defense-update.com. 9 May 2015. Retrieved 16 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Kurganets-25 BMP Kurganets AIFV armoured infantry fighting vehicle technical data sheet pictures video". armyrecognition.com. Retrieved 16 May 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

External video
T-15 (at 28 seconds) during night time rehearsal of the 2015 Moscow Victory Day Parade.