FMSO Magazine OE Watch releases details on Russian Armata tank

The Foreign Military Studies Office has released new information concerning the Russian Armata MBT in the March issue of OE Watch (Pages 51-53.)  The information in the FMSO article comes from Russian language news sources.  The picture below listing some of the technical details has been making it’s way around the internet the past several days.  It is worth nothing that the articles about Armata in both the War is Boring Blog and Real Clear Defense have mistakenly reported that the Armata has a “gas turbine” engine.  it is quite clear from the chart below that Armata has a 12 cylinder diesel engine.  The reference to a “gas turbine super-charger” refers to the turbo charging system.  It is probably a safe assumption that the engine in the Armata is the GSKB Transdizel 2B A-85-3.

Armata diagram