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  1. @Wiedzmin what you identify there as "plate" in the top picture is actually the ceramic-based add-on module (which might be encased in steel) present in the IFV version but not mounted on the APC shown in the middle picture. I know its the IFV because that scene showed that and also the little fixed hooks around the driver´s hatch. What you identify as "flange" is actually the base aluminium plate. In the first picture it can be seen clearly that the add-on module and the aluminium plate are of approximately the same thickness and the closeups we have on the composite show that its clearly ab
  2. Well that should be estimated but judging by eye it seems a "little" thicker than mere 1.8 cm. BTW managed to get a much better shot.
  3. Well, we´ve seen the zone around the drivers hatch on the prototype that has the driver in a forward position.
  4. Well, judging from pictures the Kurganets UFP could be 30-60mm of aluminium, plus add on ceramics. In comparison, BMP-3 UFP is 18mm of aluminium at a similar sloped angle.
  5. It may be related to the Upper Hemisphere Protection System. http://www.niistali.ru/products/nauka/protection/uplook_protection/ "The principle of operation of the complex is based on the detection of an approaching high-precision ammunition, striking from the upper hemisphere, and disruption of the operation of its guidance system either by a powerful electromagnetic pulse, or by creating a multispectral aerosol cloud and false IR targets over the protected object"
  6. First of all "900mm" vs KE is just a figure that´s floating around the internet but at least TRADOC saw it plausible enough as to support on its publicly available sources. But its just a somewhat educated estimation. The thickest UFP a T-72 had was the B model 1985 with 587mm LOS. This is a far cry from that. It is more comparable thickness wise to modern western tanks front turrets actually (M1A2 has 860mm LOS at the right turret cheek). In addition to being a lot more voluminous, the armor was made especially for T-14 (and we have official quotes from designers about that), meaning that
  7. It is from the interior pictures that we get the likeliness to Obj 187 since in both cases lots of instruments are bolted to the back plate (or what seems to be a back plate at least)and in a similar angle that seems to be about 60 deg. I made the following estimation a year ago.
  8. What is most difficult is that so far we haven´t seen any pictures showing what the base armor is like. We do have indications pointing to it having a geometry more similar to Object 187´s or other late soviet designs. In terms of LOS thickness, it could be anywhere between 800mm and 1000mm, until we get clear images of the tank without Monolit we can´t be any sure. Lastly about what the base armor actually is, we have no clue. We do know that Monolit is a type of SLERA/NxRA so it is possible that the base armor is based around a similar technology.
  9. Does somebody have a good list (and data) of Chinese 125mm APFSDS?
  10. More info on DM73, KE2020Neo, Rh130mm and MGCS. - Super confirmed that DM73 is the same good old DM53/63 projectile and sabot but with more powerful propellant. Existing DM63 rounds can be upgraded to DM73. 8 Percent performance improvement over DM63. - KE2020Neo will get a new "DM" designation in 2-3 years, mass production expected for 2025. Entirely new design both for projectile and sabot. Design is not yet finalized. - There is not enough info currently to simulate T-14 armor for trials and experiments with the new ammo. - Rh130 has 50 percent more chamber volume than 120mm, an
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