Takom doing T-14 Armata in 1/35 scale

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Takom doing T-14 Armata in 1/35 scale

Joined: September 21st, 2001, 12:15 pm

June 29th, 2015, 3:24 pm #1

Peter Griffin: Any problem caused by a tank can be solved by a tank.
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Joined: May 19th, 2013, 2:02 pm

June 29th, 2015, 6:00 pm #2

Why.....look at the shot traps on that thing.....I'm a little disappointed......
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Joined: August 13th, 2009, 8:53 pm

June 29th, 2015, 8:08 pm #3

The 1:1 version would make for a nifty range target during Master Gunnery Course.
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Joined: July 10th, 2009, 1:00 am

June 30th, 2015, 10:39 am #4

and there's no crew in the turret anyway.
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Joined: August 13th, 2005, 6:05 pm

June 30th, 2015, 7:04 pm #5

Although they may appear to be shot traps, a lot of the turret surface might just be cosmetic simply to hide whats underneath - the Mk1 Challenger tanks are the same, a lot of the turret surfaces are actually just relatively thin metal to hide the Chobham gubbins underneath...

Graeme
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Joined: September 21st, 2001, 12:15 pm

July 1st, 2015, 2:03 pm #6

Modern Sabot style ammo doesn't act the same way as solid AT shot from WW2. Your putting tons of force on an area less the size of a postage stamp vs something that was more like silver dollar or larger. There are photos of T-62 turrets being hit directly on the slope of the turret by an sabot round in the 1973 war and going straight through with no effects on the round.

Here is a sample, not the one I was thinking of



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Joined: January 4th, 2004, 2:26 am

July 1st, 2015, 4:27 pm #7

A modern supersonic sabot penetrator won't deflect (much). The angles ( eg Leopard 2A6, Merkava 4) are there to increase the thickness of composite armor. Not like they're shooting 6 pounders any more.

Jim
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Joined: July 22nd, 2005, 5:10 pm

July 2nd, 2015, 11:35 pm #8

Wonder where the fumes go.....
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Joined: December 14th, 2003, 7:51 pm

July 3rd, 2015, 12:45 am #9

No need to worry about fume extraction since the crew is situated in an armoured capsule in the hull. The turret is unmanned. I would suspect there is likely some type of internal extraction fan system to vent the turret. If the fumes were restricted to the turret or vented out the rear or sides it would definitely create an advantage for the gunner for follow-up engagements.
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