The Russian Defense Ministry has revealed the most spectacular and rare footage of the T-14 Armata tank for the seventieth anniversary of Tankers Day.
A video, showing the Armata tank and its military personnel, was published online by the Russian Defense Ministry for the seventieth anniversary of Tankers Day, which recognizes the invaluable contribution of tank mechanized troops to defeating the enemy in the Great Patriotic War [WWII], as well as celebrates the achievements of tank engineers, constructors, and scientists in the technical equipment of the Armed Forces.
According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the video shows the most spectacular and rare footage in modern history of the Russian armored forces, as well as demonstrates great progress Russian tanks have seen in the past few years.
A crew of three soldiers, who operate the tank, is housed in an armored capsule at the front. The T-14 is armed with the PKTM 7.62-mm remote-control machine gun, the 2A82-1 M 125-mm smoothbore cannon and the Kord 12.7 mm machine gun. The tank is also equipped with a wire-guidance system by which the operator can correct the course of their missiles while it is in the air.
Recently, Russian military has already gotten the first batch of the T-14 Armata tanks. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, by 2020, they will have 2,300 Armata tanks.