The new Russian mysterious T-14 Armata tank broke down at an rehearsal in preparation for the May 9 Victory Day Parade. The parade in Red Square commemorates the end of World War II, and is often where the Kremlin publicly unveils its latest military hardware.
As the high-ranking source familiar with the situation, because of problems with the control system of the parade rehearsal frustrated at least twice. “This is what took place on the report. The minutes recorded two control system failure of transmission units, problems with position sensors, but non-critical. To the transmission is all that is between the engine and the drive wheel, “- said the source.
The T-14 weighs around 50 tons and has a 1,500-horsepower
gas turbine engine. The tank’s three-man crew operates the vehicle and its weapons from a capsule in the front. It doesn’t lack for protection — packing both composite and reactive armor.
The Russian army wants to build around 2,300 T-14s by 2020, equipping up to 70 percent of its tank fleet with the new model. The tanks would replace the T-72 and most T-90s.
UVZ disproved this. The sourse was an anonymous from gazeta.ru