IS-3 and M4A2″Sherman” on the go during the celebrations of Navy day in Severomorsk. Lend-lease “Sherman” is part of lifted cargo from the wreck of March 1945, the transport “Thomas Donaldson”. The machine is successfully restored to the running status of military personnel of the Northern Fleet.
The T-54, a logical improvement on the T-44, was designed at factory #183 in Nizhniy Tagil (the future UralVagonZavod), and was the main tank of the first post-war decade. The first T-54 prototypes were created during WWII, in late 1944 and early 1945. The tank was accepted into service in 1946, and production began that same year. The T-54 was ahead of other tanks in its class in all parameters. The design was so progressive that the Soviet Army had no need to develop a replacement for over a decade.
At the China International Aviation & Aerospace Exhibition (Airshow China) 2016 in Zhuhai, the Chinese military and the state-owned defence company Nornico, which manufactures pretty much all Chinese armored fighting vehicles, have presented a number of current and new vehicles.
The concept of the installation of 152-mm gun on the tank is not new, the attempted installation of this type guns were made in the mid-1980s, however, the technical complexity, excess capacity and the crisis in the country did not allow to fully implement such a task in Soviet times.
“Indeed, we do confirm that supplies have started. Totally, we are to produce 2,300 tanks of this kind for the Russian army”, Sienko told to RIA Novosti. “Speaking of the new contract, everything is up to the customer, the defense ministry. We just prepare manufacturing facilities”, he added.
For the first time publicly present the range of our proactive development, in particular, will be shown prototypes of the new sniper rifles ICS and VSV-338, a prototype of the gun 9×19 mm Lebedeva in the new version, as well as a prototype of a compact 5.45 mm machine, which is being developed as a light and maneuverable weapon in close combat for special forces.
Today opened the international military-technical forum “Army-2016”. Take a look at the open part of the dynamic display of military equipment, which was shown to the media.
Russian Armed Forces scientific and scientific-production companies will show more than 40 research and development works at the Army 2016 international military and technical forum, the Russian Defense Ministry’s press office said.
True to its ancestry as a breakthrough tank, the T-10’s steel hide was truly formidable for its era. The thickness of the front of the hull’s reached 120mm on the upper glacis and 100mm on the lower glacis. Because of the steep piked nose, the actual thickness of the upper glacis actually reached a jaw-dropping 320mm! According to military historians this protection level made it impervious to direct hits from 76mm and 90mm NATO guns at any conceivable distance, and based on calculations done with knowledge on the penetration performance of 120mm AP supplied by military historians like Ken Estes (who was himself an M103 crewperson), the T-10 would have been totally immune to both the Conqueror and M103, and still resistant to 120mm APDS at ranges of 2000 meters and above. One interesting thing to take note of is that the glacis armour on the T-10 was constructed of rolled homogeneous steel plates, whereas the Conqueror and M103 had an all-cast hull with a cast steel glacis of inferior hardness and strength.