The notion that the main battle tank would become obsolete when many nations stop developing and the Russian super tank T-14 Armata will assume global dominion is unfounded because the tank already faces a “difficult” foe.
What gives the main combat tank its strength?
In recent battles, the main battle tank (MBT) has played a critical role as the “steel fist” – an indispensable assault vehicle in modern army combat. Despite the fast development of anti-tank vehicles, particularly guided missiles, the MBT remains significant.
So, what factors contribute to the main battle tank’s strength?
–Fire Power :
The main armament determines the tank’s firepower, which is reflected by the quantity, quality, and calibre of the cannon on the vehicle, as well as several criteria such as fast rate of fire and accuracy. Accuracy, longest range, closest range, bullet destructive force…
Tank guns have advanced significantly in recent years, with considerable range, a high probability of striking the target, and the ability to strike a wide spectrum of targets.
A critical factor in determining the tank’s combat effectiveness, encompassing criteria such as maximum speed, combat speed on terrain, capacity to overcome obstacles, ability to overcome slope, ability to cross rivers, longest range, cross-country…
The engine and suspension system on the recently introduced battle tanks are making significant advances, allowing the vehicle to function more efficiently on a variety of terrain.
This is a parameter of the vehicle’s self-protection properties, comprising the amount, quality, thickness, material, shape, and position of the steel shell material layers to car protection…
The “conflict and contradiction” race between anti-tank weapons and tanks is heating up.
To withstand the current barrage of anti-tank guided missiles, the tank has been outfitted with defence capabilities, including many layers of both active and passive defence, ensuring early detection and annihilation. Destroy threats at a distance, lessen the likelihood of being struck by bullets, and reduce crew fatalities when armour is breached.
Furthermore, given the rapid advancement of science and technology, one of the criteria that must be included in this “war machine” is:
– Network connection warfare:
New-generation tanks begin to integrate modern communications equipment, navigation and navigation facilities, information systems – combat control and automated command at all levels with the High security features, data transmission in the central network system, providing full technical parameters of the vehicle as well as the entire battlefield.
The Russian T-14 Armata super tank faces a “difficult” opponent.
The formal presentation of Germany’s new generation main battle tank KF51 Panther (Black Panther) during the Eurosatory International Arms Exhibition in Paris, France, came as a great surprise.
According to military experts, the KF51 tank is intended to not only replace the Leopard 2 tank in the German army, but also to counterbalance Russia’s T-14 Armata super tank.
The T-14 Armata has a “difficult” opponent, according to the basic facts supplied by the manufacturer Rheinmetall.