Armata to have 152mm gun?

armata gun newThe Telegraph newspaper is reporting that the Russian T-14 “Armata” tank may be equipped with a 152mm cannon in the future.  The Armata made its first public appearance last weekend at the Russian Victory Day parade in Moscow.  Thus far the Armata has appeared equipped with a 125mm gun.  The news of a potential 152mm armed Armata comes from Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s hawkish deputy prime minister with responsibility for the defence industry.  According to the Telegraph article, he told the Izvestiya newspaper that “We have a shell for this tank that will burn through a metre of steel, we’re going to put it on the Armata.”

For those who would like to read more about Armata and can A) read Russian or B) don’t mind trying to read computer generated translations of Russian, here are a couple interesting links:

Victor Murakhovski on 152mm Armata

The new armor Russia: Deputy Director General of Uralvagonzavod special equipment talked about the latest tanks

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