Friday, April 8, 2011
The new Russian tank - T-90AM is going to be unveiled in September.
HERE is the article on this tank which caught my eye as I wandered around the Internet newspapers. I read PRAVDA every once in a while because the wily Russians are always up to something and they are certainly full of their self importance. They usually provide me with a good laugh because they still think they are the other most powerful country.
Well, the Defense Ministry of Russia was actually discussing whether they should purchase German Leopard tanks because of their better technology and price. That did not go over too well apparently with the Russian armaments industry so a major push was made to keep the tanks for their defense a Russian enterprise. The Russian T-34 was the tank that beat the Germans in WW2 and I was surprised the Russians were even considering a foreign tank for purchase.
It appears the Russians armaments market may be having a slow sale s month. After their tanks and other equipment were made mincemeat of by American and Allied tanks during the war in Iraq, I would say they definitely needed to go back to the drawing boards. Well, we will see what this tank will do in September and if it is any good. The Abrams tank of our arsenal is still the greatest battle tank ever built so far and my guess is the T-90AM will not come close.