28 comments on “MBT Advanced Technology Demonstrator

  1. first sign of the “Leopard 3” MBT

    is that the famous 130mm smoothbore gun that Rhenimetall would reveal this year and that will probably arm every NATO future MBT?

    • riptide109 says:

      I thought it was a 140 mm?

      • ZEUS67 says:

        Yes, it is a 140 mm but so far no western army feel the need for such monster gun. Yet.

      • Stanisław Szczypuła says:

        140mm gun was scraped a long time ago(back in 1990s). It would require autoloader mechanism because 140mm round is a lot bigger and heavier then 120mm one, so manual loading, if possible, would be slow and impractical. This would require a new turret, and because of all that extra weight a new suspension system and probably new more powerful engine. So practically a brand new tank would be needed. Currently Germans are working on brand new high pressure 120mm cannon that supposed to be around 20% better then 120mm L55. Thats a short term program, in long terms this new gun will be replaced with newly developed 130mm gun that supposed to be around 50% better then currant L55. This gun is being developed as part of “Main Ground Combat System 2030+” . BTW this video shows MBT revolution an urban warfare oriented upgrade proposal for Leopard 2A4 so its good old L44 on that video lol

  2. Becks_23 says:

    Better than the Armata. In every way.

    • Stanisław Szczypuła says:

      Believe it or not but there is fundamental problem with T-14 Armata. It’s coled Armata because Armata is an platform for a MBT, AFV and a engineering vehicle. T-14 is basically An shorten version of T-15 AFV with unmanned turret on the roof. How good is frontal armor we can only guess. But in the end its not and what is most important was not designed as a dedicated tank. Its part of Armata family and as such they most probably need to go for some compromises in order to make it work. It’s a good and cost effective project. Just not a down to last bolt and nut a dedicated MBT.

  3. Motoroiu Dan says:

    This is a Leopard 2A4 equipped with an armor upgrade for the turret and hull front and sides. Just look where the gunner’s sights are situated in the turret. Starting with the Leopard 2A5, they are using a new turret.

    And sorry to disappoint you, but that gun is the standard 120mm L/44 smoothbore. It’s nothing new. Newer Leopards use the 120mm L/55, this video (and demonstrator) has been out there for a good long while now. Still cool.

  4. HDITT says:

    inb4 easterners claim that Russia leads the world with their military design.

    • exocet6951 says:

      There was an Armata demo video from the press a few months ago.
      The journalist and tank’s driver were both amazed that the tank had a steering wheel.


  5. TDMIllard says:

    Meanwhile here in Britain, we can’t even make ammo for our tanks, yet alone make actual tanks…

  6. i think german enginers have other definition for “modular”

  7. jenik2398 says:

    That gun looks like a toy… It is still the 120 L/44 ? I thought that every new tank has got the 120 L/55… (and the famous 140mm is more than 25 years old: Pz 87-140, but Rheinmetal is still working on it, so Let’s find how the Leopard III would look like)

    • Corvi says:

      Well i wouldn’t call it a toy with over 800mm RHA penetration at 2000m with normal APFSDS .. Thats plenty enough to punch through everything that crawls around the battlefields these years.

    • legoguy3632 says:

      I think the M1A2 is still using the L/44 and the Type 10 is using a gun based off it (but different enough to fire different ammo).

      • Stanisław Szczypuła says:

        Yes but Americans are using depleted uranium ammo thats have significant more penetration then German tungsten ammo so in the end they have similar firepower from shorter barrel.

  8. Anonymous says:

    new tanks are mostly ugly 🙁

  9. kilo_india_alpha says:

    It is planned to use the L44 as a gun on support vehicles for instance in cities. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have shown that there is a need of all around armored support vehicles and not tank killers.
    And a gun that is 1.32 meters shorter makes it a lot easier to turn the damn turret in forests and on narrow roads.

  10. This is just Hollywood silliness. Show me a tank in the hanger, on the firing pad, or in the field. None of this rock-video crap means anything.

    • Stern Lanze says:

      It is a demonstration, you retarded inbred, and you could it see in the hangar, in the field and even firing. Go back to your cave in Putinistan and don’t forget to lick on Putin’s balls.

  11. EMP grenade, BAM, everything stops working. You’re screwed!

  12. Owen says:

    Well, gj Rheinmetall took you long enough to upload it yourself

    Also why would they give up the good looking slanted Turret front and put ugly smoke turret pimples on top of it?

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