The concept is for maximizing armor protection and crew survivability.I mean if carousel jams and the crew is inside the capsule, what's the course of action ? Or i don't fully understand the concept.
Sure if mechanical loading system jams tank should retreat from battlefield for repairs because in such design crew can't do anything, but this was not the most important thing, important was maximized armor protection, crew survivability and that's all with minimal possible weight.
The same thing Yanks wanted to do with this:
We can even see some similarities.
Russian design is just probably more mature, because Yanks cancelled TTB when cold war ended... sad.
Il-20M (I really like this aircraft..)
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I know, i'm just guessing why they've "closed" such promising project. Reliability concerns comes to mind.
Or rather financial problems, or lack of political support, or the project was not "closed" and it's all disinformation.
At lest it wasn't a total myth.
Well, there are some reasons for "canceling" it. First, such tank will cost much more that usual. T-90, for example, is cheap, and upgrade of T-72 to near-T90 level is even cheaper.
Second, many potential adversaries, like NATO countries, are losing their military capabilities really fast. There maybe no point to build such advanced design at all. Good example is F-22, it was canceled too, because Americans thinks that is too expensive.
Anyway, this is very complex issue. I dont know we could discuss it without knowing all details.
I am not SmoothieX2, but I believe that I can answer some of these.
The third hull of the Pr. 955 is completely original, so the hump will be less ****ounced and the submarine will have a sperical sonar and port/starboard torpedo tubes.
Sonar operators from adversary submarines can hear hatch doors being opened or torpedo tubes being flooded anyway, so any additional bangs are irrelevant.2)In the video ill be posting below they show two silos being opened when Putin visits.When the cover fully opens it makes a nice bang.They say in subs silence is everything.Does this affect in a negative way Borei operation though i hope 16 bangs never being heard
Never heard anything of the sort. Wouldn't encryption work better?3)In a blog i read that russians are using ethnic tatars when comunicating through subs or ships much like navajo talkers during 2nd world war.Is this tactic introduced recently or inherited from soviet times?
Tatar is a well-known language, with limited number of permutations. 1024-bit encryption is uncrackable, at least with brute force and in the lifespan of this Universe.
chief designer mentions in a recent interview of a new tank project called "Armata" with GT 1500 HP engine ,new unified platform electric tank interview link
Yes, but it was a promising Test Bed, and M1 Block III could be designed in the similiar way, or like CATTB. However this prooves that US and Soviet Union were very competetive to each other in Tank designs, much more advanced than rest of the world could even dream of.Actually, the TTB was just that...a test bed. The vehicle that was supposed to counter the expected Soviet FST-3 (if such a thing ever materialized), was the Abrams "Block III" tank.
Well we will see, but Object-195 certainly will influance future designs.
It still looks a very streamline design and one needs to see how it will affect the flow noise ( broadband noise ) , only the people who designed ( Rubin ) can make an authoritative statement on this subject , hydrodynamics are certainly a very complex subject and one cannot make a value judgement just looking at it.
I do not see the thirst sub or future sub if improved Borei will end up with less ****ounced bumps , they would lengthen the sub to accommodate more number of missile or would just improve the electronics and noise but would keep the same number of missile.The third hull of the Pr. 955 is completely original, so the hump will be less ****ounced and the submarine will have a sperical sonar and port/starboard torpedo tubes.
From some one I know who served on subs at highest level , mentions that the noise of TT hatch door opening etc are just Movie Creation , in reality you cant hear those noise.Sonar operators from adversary submarines can hear hatch doors being opened or torpedo tubes being flooded anyway, so any additional bangs are irrelevant.
I would wait for Smoothie to put across his views on this.