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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Actually pissed that Russia refuses to deploy one. We're never gonna get it in Warthunder at this rate

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'd say they'd be at the parade this year, but what would be available to tow them when they breakdown?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Leopard 2?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Leopard 2?
          You think a country that can't make a new T-14 move 100yards can repair a recovered/damaged Leopard 2?
          You're an optimistic little /misc/tard I'll give you that.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Those, along the M1 and other captured vehicles will be towed or on flat beds, probably one after the other to stretch the parade in lenght

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Sounds right. There's no way Russia could understand or repair such advanced 70's/80's technology. It's like space magic to them.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What if they weld enough T-80 parts to it until it works?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >T80 parts
              This keeps widening in scope. Now you'll need working tractors to dig through mud at the front to find the only remaining T80 parts

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          What if they weld enough T-80 parts to it until it works?

          That would be peak comedy. God I hope that happens.

          Taking bets on if NATO tanks will outnumber Russian ones at the victory day parade.

          If they get even two Leopard 2s in a drivable state, they'd already outnumber the single T-34 of last time.

          https://i.imgur.com/5tLAX1L.png

          >T80 parts
          This keeps widening in scope. Now you'll need working tractors to dig through mud at the front to find the only remaining T80 parts

          >over 100%, closing in on 200% of Russia's prewar T-80 fleet destroyed
          >plus Ukrainian losses
          Holy shit the T-80 is critically endangered. How many do the Russians have even left in storage?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            If Ukraine gets their tank industry working they need to make a modern spin on pic related

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              They already developed the Yatagan 120mm that is similar to that and the "T-95". Iirc they had problems (embargos) that made impossible buying sensors/equipment to produce tanks like that between 2014 and 2021.

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because they used an engine with unique dimensions and tightly fitted the tank to it, nothing else will fit in the engine space without remodeling the whole tank.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Gas turbine engines are very small.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I wonder why the insistence on an X shaped engine? did the X shaped engine company promise more kickbacks to the army guys lmao?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >did the X shaped engine company
      What did you do Elon?!?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Oh that smarmy frick did plenty for the Russians already.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >e insistence on an X shaped engine?
      Because in theory they're just a Copy & Paste of two V-engines saving a lot of weight and with better rigidity and power density than a V-24.
      It never worked. The RR Vulture was atrocious too, it turns out that 2 V12 don't behave like 2 V12 if they're tightly coupled, this applies to multi row radials and tandem engines.
      For heavier and larger naval/trains they kinda work because you can add enough steel/oil pumps/pipping to have decent rigidity and cooling in all cylinders.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this looks roughly tank sized

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          That's huge

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Imagine the smell.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >why the insistence on an X shaped engine?
      Because they couldn't figure out how to make a Z shaped engine

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because the USSR's gas turbine production stopped in the 90's and never started again.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They still make gas turbines for helicopters. The main differences between a heli GT and a GTD is the gearbox and variable turbine's stator

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Taking bets on if NATO tanks will outnumber Russian ones at the victory day parade.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    In addition to re-design to fit a new bigger engine I can think of potential trouble areas on:
    - an all new air intake arrangement that can't clash with the turret overhang at the rear
    - Longer hull changing weight distribution and rear overhang, possibly needing wheels re-located
    - Likely a number of smaller changes to ancillary systems such as electrical, hydraulics
    - Big question as to any impact on auxiliary power (i.e. did it have a separate APU, or did it do something funky like cylinder deactivation on the main engine, to give power to electronics and turret traverse when the engine is off?)

    In reality the engine is probably just one of a multiple of problems and the entire tank would need a cycle of re-design and trial to fix. Do-able in a western military budget but not fur Russia.

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because what's the fricking point when the turret is shit and unreliable and none of the fancy protection systems work?

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