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Originally posted by prelude
It has a 1,300 horse power engine - the most powerful tank engine in the world.
Originally posted by warpboost
As Popeye already pointed out there are plenty of more powerful 1500hp tanks. IIRC there are versions of the upgraded M1A2 that have a 2500hp turbine in them.
Originally posted by vonspurter
Doesn't seem to be all that good a tank to be honest when compared to an M1 or UK Challenger II.
45 tons must mean it's sacrificing armour for speed and weapons able to penetrate any other tanks armour? Well depleted uranium AP shells will do that and have been in general use by NATO for years.
World's smartest tank will most likely be developed in the city of Nizhni Tagil. For the time being, the new machine exists as a sketch; it is tentatively called “Object N.” It is expected that the project will end with the creation of the smartest tank in the world: the machine will be outfitted with a highly efficient electronic intellect. The system will be receiving information about a target through optical, thermal imaging and infra-red channels, which include a laser range-finder and a radar station.
The new tank will be outfitted with a 1,300 horse power engine – it will thus become the most powerful tank engine in the world. The weight of the new super machine will reach 45 tons: it will be the lightest tank among armored vehicles of the class. The shells of the new machine will be capable of breaking the armor of any other tanks. Furthermore, a special electronic detector of Object-N's shells will not let a moving target escape the destruction.
Russian scientists currently conduct secret research works to develop a new generation of cartridges too. The traditional powder will most likely be replaced with light-gas blend. New cartridges will possess a more powerful breaking capacity: a new bullet fired from the distance of one kilometer will be able to break through a 2-centimeter thick layer of armor. The bullet develops an incredibly high initial velocity owing to the reduced weight and the special composition of the powder blend. To crown it all, Russian defense scientists try to design a jet-propelled bullet. As soon as such a bullet touches the surface of a target, a tiny charge blows up in the core of the bullet, and it vehemently plunges into the armor.