A previously unknown photo of ‘secret’ Ukrainian tank project called “Nota” has been leaked to the Russian social media.
A new photo of “Nota” showed a front view of the tank at the military range near Kharkiv. This photograph became the second proof of the existence of a secret Ukrainian tank project of the late 90’s.
The Object 477A or “Nota” is a Ukrainian project of a next-generation tank was developed by the Kharkiv-based Morozov Machine Building Design Bureau in the period in 1993–2000.
The “Nota” is fitted with a turret mounting a 152 mm 2A73 smoothbore gun fed by an automatic loader. The turret carries a total of 42 rounds of ammunition, including 10 ready-to-use ammunition in special rotary loader. The main gun allows the firing of the long-range anti-tank guided missiles. The tank also fitted with secondary weapons including a 30 mm single-barrel automatic cannon.
The hull is equipped with a modular armour system made of steel, titanium, ceramics and composite materials. Its forward and lateral portions are covered with reactive armour to provide added protection against anti-tank rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs).
Also tank equipped with active protection system to defends incoming anti-tank guided missiles (ATGMs), rockets and RPGs.
Total the two prototype of an advanced Ukrainian tank – Object 477A and Object 477A1 were manufactured as part of Nota project. At the moment all details of the Nota tank project are kept secret.