With access to the Dunbas still in Putin-friendly hands, I believe…..
Ask yourselves why did Putin put in an order for 2300 T-14 Armata tanks? Do you think he just needs them for the May Day parade?
^ : Well, that did not work out so well…
The T-14 Armata (Russian: Т-14 «Армата»; industrial designation “Ob’yekt 148”, Russian: Объект 148) is a next-generation Russian main battle tank based on the Armata Universal Combat Platform—the first series-produced next-generation tank. The Russian Army initially planned to acquire 2,300 T-14s between 2015 and 2020. Production and fiscal shortfalls delayed this to 2025, and then to the cancellation of the main production run. The test batch of 100 is to be delivered and deployed to the 2nd Guards Tamanskaya Motor Rifle Division, with delivery expected in 2020 or later; tanks will be transferred only after the completion of all state tests
Not to worry comrades, look how long it took the Americans to make their M-1 work! (In 1974, I was hired to work on the General Motors entry for the XM-1 tank competition. I spent some time in Detroit at the tank factory there and at the GM Proving grounds, where the tank was being tested. It always amused me to see tan M-60 towing the new tank back from tests after some failure. Often it was because it had thrown part of the treads. Some genius wanted to reduce tank weights by using aluminum treads. In addition to the treads simply coming apart due to the stress, there was a problem with bonding the rubber parts to the tread.)