Analysts think that the Abrams X tank’s fighting qualities are superior to those of the T-14 Armata tank, despite the fact that it has only ever been produced as a prototype.
the latest iteration of the American Abrams X
The next-generation Abrams X tank, according to its makers, has a lot of new improvements over the modified Abrams main battle tanks now in use by the US military.
The Abrams X, which has an automated turret, is 10 tons lighter than prior Abrams iterations. This not only aids in fuel conservation but also improves its battlefield agility.
The Abrams X’s firing control system makes use of artificial intelligence (AI). AI will facilitate the detection of other tanks by sensors, allowing them to swiftly determine “friend or foe” and designate targets that need to be destroyed. The hybrid-diesel engine used by the Abrams X is 50% more fuel-efficient than the most recent modified models, the Abrams M1A2 SEPv3 and Abrams M1A2 SEPv4.
No crew is needed because the Abrams X has an automatic loader mechanism. In addition, the crew will be safer when inside the tank. This tank model contains a 30mm caliber remote control cannon in addition to the main cannon. Compared to the M1A2 tank, the Abrams X is quieter and operates more silently. When connected with cutting-edge technologies, it can be used with unmanned ground combat vehicles.
This tank will become more lethal, combat-survivable, versatile, have manned/unmanned combination ability (MUM-T), and be able to move on its own thanks to the use of artificial intelligence (AI) technology. The Abrams X’s capacity to remain motionless while firing is one of its distinguishing qualities. Utilizing a hybrid-diesel engine also contributes to a reduction in heat and noise.
The General Dynamics Land Systems plant in Lima, Ohio can construct the Abrams X since it is so similar to earlier Abrams models.
T-14 Armata, a Russian super tank
Before the Abrams X tank can be produced in large quantities, several more years are anticipated. In the meantime, the Russian T-14 Armata tank’s commissioning process started.
The T-14 Armata is regarded as the most cutting-edge main battle tank in operation today thanks to the incorporation of cutting-edge electronic warfare equipment and powerful offensive and defensive capabilities. The T-14 is created and produced by the Russian company Uralvagonzavod, which uses a new ChTZ 12N360 diesel engine with a 1,500–2,000 horsepower capability, a top speed of more than 80 km/h, and a 500 km range. The truck is 8.7 meters long and weights 48 tons.
The front of the T-14 is protected by explosive reactive armor that is 950 mm thick, greatly enhancing its capacity to withstand hostile fire. Its Afghanit active protection system allows it to fire down enemy anti-tank rockets. This system cooperates with the Malachit explosive reactive armor (ERA), a second line of defense.
The main gun on the T-14 Armata has an automatic turret, a 125mm caliber 2A82-1M, automatic reloading, and a 45-round magazine. Laser-guided munitions can also be fired from the tank cannon. Three crew members are placed in the front of the Armata T-14, away from the autoloader and magazine for safety in the event of an attack.
Which tank is the more lucrative?
It will be challenging to predict the outcome if the two “rivals” engage in combat because the Abrams X and T-14 Armata both possess numerous contemporary features and exceptional power.
Both the T-14 Armata and the Abrams X are outfitted with cutting-edge armaments and are well-protected. The Abrams X has exceptional mobility if the Malachit system helps defend the T-14 Armata tank against missile strikes on the top (most vulnerable region of the tank). Compared to other tanks, their design offers the best crew protection.
The competence and expertise of the crew, according to military analysts, will be the primary determinant of each type of tank’s success if they come into conflict on the battlefield. The more than 8-month-long fight in Ukraine has taught Russia’s tank troopers several important combat lessons. In its battle plans, Russia is likely to deploy troops to destroy the adversary’s anti-tank missile systems.
American tank personnel, however, are not exposed to such situations because tank fighting is not a part of the nation’s anti-terrorism campaigns. As a result, US mobile warfare specialists are carefully observing how the Armata tank performs in battle to develop new strategies to counteract this kind of tank.