currently under progress...
the Defender III MBT..the principal Battle tank of our forces.
The Defender III MBT , is our current backbone of armored forces , built using the combination of sophistication of "western" MBT such as Leopard II or Leclerc .. and low shillouette and high armor to weight ratio or Russian MBT the T-80's and Black Eagle tank technology in reactive armor package, the Tank is also designed to be light enough (52-54 tons) to be carried by our multipurpose transport aircraft .
The tank is armed with our unique 138mm tank gun , offering lighter weight than 152 or 140 mm gun but more powerful firepower than current NATO standard 120mm L-55 gun or Russian 125mm equivalents . The gun uses our Lohengrin long rod penetrator, capable of punching through up to 600-750mm RHA equivalent sloped armor , and other ammo including Laser or IR guided ATGM "Kasatka" .
The gun uses "Bustle" type autoloader , with 40 rounds , revolving on the linkless belt.
In armor package , Defender III uses base composite armor with special ceramic plate and high grade steel in hull and turret materials , the armor is also provided with empty space , to "cushion" the effect of HEAT or HESH type munitions as well as to increase strain and stress experienced by kinetic penetrator attempting to penetrate, the armor is sloped by 45 degrees , providing protection equivalent to 583mm RHA equivalent protection .
The base armor can also be enhanced through provision of applique armor package, consist with Reactive armor package , which depicted on the picture above . the reactive armor package also can serve extra purpose.. as a storage container for Active protection system ammunition (not depicted..will be available soon) .
In terms of engine, the Defender III uses Turbocharged Diesel engine, producing over 1500 HP , the engine is multifuel capable , simplify logistics thus allow the tank to operate in almost any place .
The tank also provided with NBC protection gear, with air filter and water and airtight hull to prevent dangerous particles (radioactive dusts or bilogical agent) from infecting crews . However it is advised to decontaminate the Tank as soon as it cleared out from contaminated zone .
In terms of fire control system , Defender III tank is equipped with advanced Hyperspectral multimode sight system , capable of working in multiple spectrum , from visible light till microwave , this improved countermeasure capability and allow better target recognition capability , another benefit is that the sensor can still operates with its aperture closed (in mmwave imaging mode only) .. improve survivability in urban combat , where Tank's optic sensor will be vulnerable to sniper fire .
The tank is provided with datalink and advanced communication system .. allowing data sharing between tanks or command center, or off board sensor platform improving situational awareness . The comm system features EMCON and LPI modes to prevent interception by enemy ESM.
Introductionary Specifications (Subject of Change) :
Total Length : 10 m
Width : 4 m
Total Height : 2,4 m
Combat Weight : 53-54 Ton
Crew : 3
-138mm Tank Gun
-14,5mm "Polyot" co-axial machine gun
-12,7mm machineguns (Gunner and Commander)
Road Speed : max-65 km/h
In roadless terrain : 20-40 km/h
Range : 650 km .
hmm more to come later