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Proper, god-fearing Soviet tanks use four-stroke diesel engines.  When the tank is cruising, the engine should be happy and produce very little smoke.  But when the engine is suddenly changing RPM, th

BM "Oplot"     Ukrainian designers managed to make biggest panoramic sight i ever saw - overall weight of it is reaching 500 kg.            Oplot-M, or BM "Oplot" after addoption to service i

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The prototype of the armored car "Warta Novator" on the chassis of the Ford F-550, presented by the "Ukrainian armored vehicles" LLC for the National Guard of Ukraine. Kyiv, 15.12.2017 (с) uprom.info




   According to Ukrainian media, on Dec. 15, 2017, the design and production enterprise of Ukrainian Armored Vehicles Ltd. (Kiev) presented a new specialized armored car "Warta-Novator" with a 4x4 wheel arrangement to the leadership of the National Guard of Ukraine led by the commander, Colonel-General Yu .A. Allerov. The presentation was attended by representatives of the State Research Institute of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine. The armored car was specially designed for the needs of the Natonal Guards in accordance with the terms of the terms of reference, which was agreed upon by the parties.




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   This picture (on the right) was drawn on the otvaga forum. And, strangely enough, looks similar [to real one].
Of course this is not a accurate schematics, but it conveys the essence precisely.

Oplot-BM UFP



Not sure if second layer of ERA will be initiated reliably in this set up. On one hand incoming projectile may not have enough kinetic energy to initiate ERA< on the other hand it may produce big amount of secondary fragments that could initiate several ERA blocks, compromising protection of big part of UFP.

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it's an object 450 competitor, less advanced project used as a backup for a turetless 450.

480 had several modifications - a new chassis (as shown on the page) and T-80-style chassis.

general design is same as T-64 - new hull design (like on Leopard-2), new turret - predecessor of T-80UD turret,

integrated APS (future arena) like on 478M or  dikobraz (drozd) on turret sides.

Very powerfull armour - side hull used combine armor, turret is better in protection than that of T-80U.

Ut was planned with opanoramic sight for commander, Agat as an option.

23 mm R-23M gun on turret, future design of installation of the gun used for Oplot.

and a lot of other 

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Tests of the final batch of "Oplot-T".




The contract for the delivery of the main battle tanks Oplot-T to the Kingdom of Thailand has been successfully completed.

Extremely a lot of combat vehicles successfully passed the test in the presence of customers and in the near future will be sent to the countries of dislocation. This was stated by the General Director of GC Ukroboronprom Pavel Bukin after the completion of the tests.

The contract was carried out despite the unfair competition and military aggression of Russia

What? When VT-4s became Russian?






More photos in the links

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   Experimental design program "Shield" supposes the re-equipment of tanks T-64, T-72 and T-80 of Ukrainian forces with a new ERA, said to the the information agency "Defense Industry Courier" director of the State Enterprise "The Center for Critical Technologies Microtech" Sergey Shvydkoi.


   "Our specialists worked in the combat zone in the east of the country - they studied the real combat application of ERA," Shvydkoi told the agency. - On the basis of these studies, completely new concepts for the protection of armored vehicles appeared. Together with the Kharkiv Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau (KMDB), one of these concepts is already being implemented by Ukraine in one of the eastern countries. Due to some improvements, one layer of the dynamic defense system "Knife" deflects armor-piercing sub-caliber shells produced by NATO countries (at critical angles of impact). The shell makes a cavern, and goes into a ricochet. In 2016, our new ERA complexes were tested in the presence of foreign customers, representatives of the Central Research Institute of Military Forces, the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Ministry of Defense and the main armored control of the Armed Forces. Within two weeks, mockups of all vehicles with dynamic protection (ERA) were subjected to various tests, from vibration, high and low temperatures and napalm damage, to shelling out of various types of weapons.


   "- Based on the concepts born after these tests, the experimental design work "Shield" appeared. It involves equipping the T-80, T-72 and T-64 tanks with our new dynamic defense - respectively, "Shield-80, Shield-72 and Shield-64". These are developments based on the "Knife" complex, but with a number of altered characteristics. The development of the ERA "Knife" has led to the new complex, which is 3 times lighter than our complex "Duplet", is almost same to the latter in terms of performance. Thus, all types of tanks that we have in service will be re-equipped with these new complexes. They are already equipped with upgraded tanks T-72AMT, a demonstration sample of which was presented by the Kiev armored plant in August 2017," - said the director of the state enterprise "BCTC" Microtech ".


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