The T-95 tank "Black Eagle" was developed at the endlast century, and the first sample of it was built in 1997. It used the chassis of the T-80U and a completely new tower. Some time later the model was updated. The essence of modernization was that the tower was mounted on a seven-kat chassis. According to the representatives of the Ministry of Defense, serial production of the car is not yet envisaged. Along with this, the decisions that were applied at its creation can become a model for the renovation of the existing army armaments.
The main thing that highlights the background of the rest of the militaryT-95 tank technology, - the characteristics of the machine. Most of them are kept secret from military considerations. But it is known that the mass of the car is 50 tons. It is armed with a cannon (152 mm) and a machine gun (12.7 mm). To protect the crew consisting of three people, two complexes are used: Shtor-2 (passive) and Drozd-2 (active). The tank is completed with the engine, which capacity makes 1500 horsepowers. Its dimensions are about the same as those of the T-80 and T-90 models. As for the design itself, it is absolutely new, not created on the basis of any existing one. The novelty is equipped with a suspension, which ensures a high smoothness of movement.
The T-95 tank "Black Eagle" is distinguished by modernthe layout of the combat compartment. The gun is mounted on a small uninhabited tower in its dimensions. Under it is a machine for the last thirty years. The crew consists of a commander, a gunner-operator and a driver-mechanic. Their jobs are in a special capsule, covered with armor and fenced off from the machine with a tower with an armored bulkhead. Thanks to this decision, the machine becomes less noticeable. Moreover, the level of security of people inside is increased.
The problem of successful combination of reliable protectionand the high patency of military equipment is currently never solved abroad, where modern tanks weigh about 60 tons. Such a mass significantly complicates their use outside the prepared terrain, as well as moving to the desired place through the air. The Russian T-95 tank is significantly different in this regard, as domestic engineers donated the thickness of armor for more effective overcoming of antitank devices.
The T-95 tank "Black Eagle" became the first in the worldmachine, which successfully implemented the tower defense, not only in the safe corners of maneuvering, but also from ammunition that is attacked from the air. The security system is characterized by a modular structure, the elements of which can be upgraded or replaced without any serious financial investment. The machine is virtually immune from the point of view of protection from cumulative and kinetic anti-tank weapons. As shown by the analysis of publicly available information, this tank is at times superior to all the equipment that exists in Western countries at the present time.
Russian designers became the first in the world whoDared to drastically change the layout of military equipment. Revolutionary change in the new model was the movement of the crew from the tower. A significant reduction in the internal space of the machine has made it possible to increase the safety of people inside.
The new T-95 tank differs from other modelsalso the material from which it is produced. In particular, the active armor of the third generation is used for the construction of the hull and the tower. In addition, the machine is equipped with an active protection system, which is based on the well-known "Arena". According to unofficial information, the novelty will be equipped with a new fire control system. The principle of its operation lies in the fact that information about a potential target is received by the crew through television, infrared or optical channels, using a laser rangefinder or a radar station.
The crew can not manageoptical traditional devices. Western analogues, equipped with a uninhabited tower, provide information about the battlefield on special screens. How to cope with this task tank T-95 "Black Eagle", is currently unknown.
Together with this, one can not but note the fact thatThe weapon control system, which is used in the model, has a number of significant advantages in comparison with analogues. Very important among them is the ability to counteract the targeting of weapons. In addition, the machine is capable of detecting and destroying missiles with projectiles moving in its direction. Among other things, this tank can boast of patented means of reducing visibility from detection in all possible ranges.</ p>>