M1 Abrams is America’s third generation main battle tank.
This was designed by the General Dynamics Land System.
Three main versions of the M1 Abrams have been used, M1, M1A1, and M1A2.
It was in service with the United States Army since 1980.
The T-14 Armata is Russia’s new main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform. The Russian company Uralvagonzavod is responsible for design and development.
The Russian Army plans to obtain 2,300 T-14s in the 2015-2020 period.
On land, tank mobility is a very important parameter. The tank’s ability to move quickly across different terrain determines its effectiveness.
M1A2 is powered by the Honeywell AGT1500 gas turbine engine. Engine output peaked at 1,500 hp. The engine can use a variety of fuels, including jet fuel, gasoline, diesel and Marine Diesel.
The weight of M1A2 is around 72 tons, providing power / weight
20.8 hp / ton.
The highest speed of M1A2 is 66 Kmph and
Its operational range is 426 km.
The T-14 is powered by a ChTZ 12Н360 diesel engine that produces up to 1,500 hp. The machine has a theoretical maximum power of 2,000 hp, but it is not normally used, because it will affect its lifetime.
The T-14 weighs around 50 tons, giving a power of 30 hp / ton
The highest speed is 90 kmph.
The operational range of the T-14 is 500 km
The T 14 chassis and turret are equipped with a Malachit dual-Explosive reactive (ERA) reactive armor system on the front, side and top. The Abrams tank is equipped with Softkill Active Protection System, AN / VLQ-6 Missile Control Device (MCD) that can block functions guide system of several semi-active line of sight control wires (SACLOS) and anti-tank missile radio guides and infrared homing missiles. This only works against certain types of ammunition.
The T 14 Armata tank is equipped with the Afghanit Active Protection System, which includes a millimeter wavelength radar to detect, track, and intercept incoming anti-tank munitions such as kinetic energy penetrators and tandem costs.
As seen from the final score, the T 14 Armata has beaten A1M2 comprehensively. On a 1-1 basis, T 14 is a better tank, and is expected to win against A1M2.
The initial design of A1M2 is decades old, but it is still relevant because of the mid-level increase.
Abrams A1M2 is a respected tank and can beat most modern tanks.
It must be noted that, the US has built around 10,000 of these and in every future battle more than one A1M2 will take one