Thursday, November 26, 2015

Putin tours Armata MBT plant (pic)

Thanks to Intul i5 for the pic!

Ordinarily this wouldn't begin to interest me but just look at the size of those tanks!  They're massive!  I realize that Putin is short but still!

The armor race is on.  I'm not in contact with anyone in the Tank Community at this time but I'd love to know what the tread heads think of this beast.  Oh and not the chest thumping but the behind closed doors, adult beverages are poured and real deal talk.

 I think we're seeing a new baseline in tank warfare being established.  All thoughts of modest upgrades to the M1 Abrams, Leopard and Challenger will seem insufficient.

We've got to get our heads out of the small war thinking and move back to conventional combat ricky tick quick.  Air enabled MAGTF's, Company Landing Teams, Special Ops led campaigns are all wishful thinking now.  The new reality is that battalion sized combined arms teams (at minimum) will be needed on today's battlefield.

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