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KT-3 MBT announced

01-10-2004, 20:33
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Weight: 75 tons
Length: 21 Feet
Width: 11 Feet
Height: 6 Feet
Armour: Classified
Gun: 125 mm
Crew: 4 Commander, loader (Also navigates), gunner, driver
Engine: In design.
Speed: see above

The KT-3 will be replacing the KT-2 in all Army, Marine, and PP units.
01-10-2004, 21:48
Preliminary tests have shown that the best type of armor will be DU encased with amorphous steel.
03-10-2004, 01:18
any comments from the padding gallery?
03-10-2004, 11:28
it looks good but i would have to ask: why the loader? msot designs of soviet "style" include an autoloader and the US have finally managed to design a system for the abrams that works better than the "19year old with a strong arm".

i would consider the gun a bit small but then again the basic calibre doesn't tell the whole stroy this could be soem sort of 125mm/60cal ETC monster gun.
03-10-2004, 14:57
The loader doesnt really load anything, he just makes sure its working. He's basically trained to fill the spot of anyone who is injured or killed.
03-10-2004, 15:10
I presume it's protected against NBC attacks?
03-10-2004, 21:03
03-10-2004, 21:09
Too many crewmen, seems useless in my mind. 3 is plenty with an autoloader.
03-10-2004, 21:11
Yeah. You want a Tank Commander, a Driver, and a Gunner. You may want to put in a co-driver or comm man, but not needed. If your Tank Corp are any good everyone inside the tank will know how to operate any other system, not neccessarily well, but at least operate it.
04-10-2004, 00:05
The reason it is better to have more people is because more crewmembers can fix it.
04-10-2004, 19:13
Well more crew men carry thier own issues:
they require more internal room thus you either have to sacrafice some of you equipment and ammo or make the tank bigger thus making armor far more diffiuclt and heavier. Also you have to take into acount life support for the crew the requirement for which increases significantly with each additionalc rew member. With a well protected tank it is goign to be very difficult to repair anything major from inside the vehicle and if you have to stop and let pople out you might as well wait for the REMFs to arrive. Also one would question the ability of anyone bar a fully trained Electrical and electronic engineer to actually repair modern equipment, its not as its a case of wiring in a new vacum tube into the radio it is removing, checking and soldering entire circuit boards and thats just internal electronic equipment, the mechnisms for the gun and the engine will be a bit more difficult than those foudn on say a T-55.
05-10-2004, 00:13
Good point. I based the large crew part on what I read in a military book published in 1992.
05-10-2004, 00:35
The americans up until recently have been big supporters of larger crews, but now they finally have a decetn autolaoder design for the abrams and are focusing on smaller vehicles they seem to be changing thier mind.
05-10-2004, 01:21
Its been changed from 5 to 4.
10-10-2004, 16:10
10-10-2004, 19:19
Any more comments?