11 thoughts on “Mud, Fire And Tanks”

    • Of course not. But it is better for crew – russian tanks have autoloader for main gun (they dont need soldier for this), but these autoloaders sometimes malfunctioned – in fact, shell exploded inside tank. With dummy shell, crew will survive. With normal one, they die. But is is great feature of russian tanks – automatic lodaing of main gun 🙂

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  1. Two things…. What’s with the tarp/astroturf type camo on the Tank (T080?) in #’s 22, 26 and 27, and why is the soldier with the night sighted rifle wearing and old ‘Steel Pot’ Helmet? –I though the Russian Army was now using either Composite hemets similar to the PASGT, or heavy ballistic titanium helmets.

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    • Thats a T-90M. Think thats the new improved Nakidka e-camo.

      The Russian army doesn’t use all the high-tech, brand new stuff. Only certain elements like Spetsnaz and VDV use them, for the simple reason that they are the only ones who actually get them.

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      • Okay, thanks for that, though I think that in the next 10 years or so with Putin modernising the Armed Forces, the composite helmets will probably become General Issue.

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        • Maybe. Personally I would prefer to see a more streamlined pay structure given first priority over new equipment, which isn’t likely to be used any time soon. But hey, i’m not in charge.

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  2. Russia makes best tanka, auto-loader is better than human that can break or get injured and unable to load.

    Mercal

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    • If you’re under 5’8″, the auto loader doesn’t malfunction then they”re okay. I’d prefer an M1A2 or a Leopard 2A7+ any day.

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    • Both auto-loading and human loading have advantages. But with the ever increasing reliability of machiners, autoloaders now have a slight edge.

      An autoloader can keep up sustained fire until it runs out of ammo. So, it’s like a marathon runner.

      A human can load one round, and then load another faster than the autoloader, but he can only keep that up for only a few rounds. So hes, more of a sprinter.

      Current auto-loaders have times of around 7-8 seconds. New ones under-development will atleast half that time, and then the human loader will have virtually no plus point over the auto-loader.

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  3. Strange… since 20 years I see the same models. Is it planned to use high-end XXI cameras to make better pictures of same equipment?

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