This tank can be considered a symbol of the nuclear war that never happened. Its construction is optimal for opposing to shock waves, four-crawler track undercarriage - to move in the conditions of a nuclear winter... Heavy tank
"Object 279" was unique and had no competitors. It had an unusual ellipsoidal shape protecting the tank from overturning if hit by a shock wave of a nuclear explosion. Let's have a closer look at the vehicle.
On May 9, 2015 there was a big military parade in Novosibirsk, too. Its participants were 3000 military men, over 60 units of ground vehicles and 13 units of air vehicles. It was the first parade involving an air show in Novosibirsk. Helicopters Mi-8, Mi-24, interceptors MiG-31 and fighter-bombers Su-34 appeared in the sky over the main square
of the city. "Iscander-M" and "Yars" missile systems were among the ground vehicles showing up for the first time as well. This photo-report covers the parade itself, the process of aircrafts preparation for departure from Tolmachevo airport, the marching of the soldiers and the meeting of a special retro train.
Ilya Varlamov aka blogger zyalt was one of those who decided to come to the Victory Parade on May 9 and take some nice photos, but everything didn't go as smooth as he had expected... Every journalist was provided with a vehicle - some of them simply
mounted a Go Pro cam on the armor, others put on military uniform and joined the crew sitting on the top of the moving vehicle. Ilya was provided with "Typhoon" based on "Ural" vehicle, three seats in the cabin, he sat in the middle.
Russian "Armata" T-14, T-15 tanks aroused much interest in the foreign press, being compared to American "Abrams", many experts say that the new Russian tank has better characteristics than its American competitor. Its weight is 48 tons, speed 50 mph. It is able to fire up to twelve RPM from a 125 mm gun at different types of
munitions including guided missiles. The tanks are equipped with a radar to detect incoming threats and destroy them with a rocket. The weight of American "Abrams" varies from 65 to 70 tons, its maximum speed is just more than 40 mph. Now you can have a closer look at "Armata" T-14, T-15 tanks.