Friday, September 30, 2022

Unknown Photo of Ukrainian “Secret” Tank is Published

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.

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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.

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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.

Alleged appearance of the Object 477A “Nota”

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