View of a number of military leaders and experts that Russian tanks in their characteristics and combat capabilities are inferior to foreign cars, absolutely groundless, said, "Interfax-AVN," Deputy Director General of Scientific and Production Corporation "Uralvagonzavod" for the development of special equipment Vyacheslav Halitov.
"There are a number of criteria on which there is a realistic assessment of the combat potential of the machine, so let’s take them on and we will see. I, in particular, the statements of some surprise to our experts, who say that the main negative of the T-90C is that the ammunition it is next to the crew. Wait, and the "Leopard" and "Abrams" that he is not close to the crew? "- Said V.Halitov.
According to him, the Russian T-90S shows itself very effectively against armored targets, demonstrates the absolute reliability on the march. But for some reason, these experts do not say. "Recently, our car was a thousand miles without a single failure. You can show a thousand miles traveled by tanks "Abrams" or "Leopard"? I am sure that is not "- said V.Halitov.
He noted that the outcome of the battle depends on many factors. So all these factors should be taken into account, and not pull some strange items.
"Yes, we have no dry closet in the tank. But our tank on the profile below the "Leopard" at 80 cm Let’s raise the tower, put the composting toilet, but the probability of getting into a car will increase dramatically, "- said V.Halitov.
According to him, we must not forget that the tank — this is a fighting machine. "I emphasize combat. And it is intended to fight, and not to hold in the tank hotel "Europe Plus" — said V.Halitov.
Commenting on the statements of a number of military experts that Russian tanks were reportedly seriously inferior to the armor protection to the best foreign analogues and therefore need to buy armor abroad V.Halitov said that these allegations are baseless.
"Today, all this raspiarennaya foreign armor itself has not shown anywhere. At the same time, there are a lot of photos where the same "Abrams" with the back of the tower punched 12 mm ammunition. Therefore, to say that they have better armor than ours, it’s not right, "- he said.
According V.Halitova, the Russian armor is by far one of the best in the world and therefore we do not need to spend big money for major new developments in this regard. "Although we do not stop. We are introducing a dynamic protection of the fifth generation, we use active protection systems, remote blasting min. The complex it gives good protection machinery, not only no worse than the "Abrams" and "Leclerc", and even better, "- said V.Halitov.
He explained that there is such a thing as a weak zones. For example, a zone of weakness frontal projection machine. So the ratio of weakened zones in the T-90C for 10-15 percent less than the "Leopard", "Abrams".
"The fact that our technique is not worse than Western models, confirmed her participation in various armed conflicts", — said V.Halitov.