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Angara
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Faction CSAT
Type Main Battle Tank
Seats 3 seats:
  • 1× Driver
  • 1× Gunner
  • 1× Commander
Item capacity Max: 3000 mass
  • 12× Weapons
  • 128× Magazines
  • 12× Backpacks
Top speed ~ 68 km/h
Fuel capacity 100 L
Primary armament Main:
  • 1× Cannon 125 mm
Secondary armament Coaxial:
  • 1× Coaxial MG 7.62 mm

Secondary:

  • 1× RCWS 12.7 mm HMG

Defensive:

  • 1× Smoke Generator
Variants T-140K Angara
Games
A3-tanks

The T-140 Angara is a Main Battle Tank that is used by both Mediterranean and Pacific CSAT forces in ArmA 3. It was added with the release of the Tanks DLC.

Overview

  • Role:
    • Direct fire and maneuver
« A licensed variant of the original Russian design operated by the elite of CSAT armored forces. The tank is equipped with a high velocity, high-accuracy 125mm cannon, a 7.62mm coaxial machinegun, and a 12.7mm HMG in a remote turret. The crew is located in an armored capsule in the hull, improving survivability and eliminating one of the weaknesses of older tank designs. The disadvantage is its technical complexity and cost, resulting in low production numbers.
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Design

One of the most advanced and best protected Main Battle Tanks in the world, the T-140 shares little in common with previous generations of Russian-made and Soviet-era MBTs.

The T-140's design prioritises crew survivability, and the hull's overall dimensions are much bigger compared to both the T-90 and T-100.

Armament
It is armed with a 125 mm smoothbore cannon and has a coaxial 7.62 mm medium machine gun. The roof of the turret is also fitted with a remote weapons station that is armed with a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun.

The standard loadout of the T-140 gives it 20 rounds of armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding sabot (APFSDS-T), 12 high-explosive (HE-T), and 12 high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT-T) shells for the main gun.

Meanwhile, the coaxial MMG feeds from a linked 1,000-round belt, and only has a single spare belt to reload from. Lastly, the 12.7 mm HMG is pre-loaded with only one 500-round belt box and does not carry any reserve belt boxes.

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T-140 in combat.

Features
Unlike other MBT designs, the T-140 is unusual in that its turret is completely unmanned. Whereas other tanks leave at least two of their crew members vulnerable to being killed (or seriously injured) should the turret be struck by kinetic munitions, the T-140 does not face this issue.

This is because the entire crew sit side-by-side directly in the centre of the hull. Since both sides and the front of the hull are protected by slabs of Explosive Reactive Armour (ERA) and the glacis plate (respectively), it is practically impossible to score a mission kill on the T-140 unless its armour has already been heavily damaged.

Mobility
Compared to CSAT's own T-100 tank, the T-140 has slightly poorer handling due to the added bulk of its armour and bigger/taller turret. Its survivability is much better however, and is even slightly superior to that of NATO's M2A1/M2A4 tanks as well.

Drawbacks
But while the T-140 is certainly an extremely tough MBT to take down, it shares the same vulnerability as the T-100; namely that its engine is left exposed to being taken out in a first strike.

Though the rear of the hull has slat cages surrounding the engine which protect it against HE-based munitions, a single hit from any kind of kinetic-based penetrator is usually more than enough to disable the entire tank. A second or third shot will almost always end up destroying the T-140. In contrast, the Slammer family does not suffer from this issue since its engine is placed at the front of the hull where the armour is thickest.

The other problem is that it is entirely possible for all three crew members to be killed by a single, well-placed round impacting the centre of the hull where they are located. Fortunately, it is only possible for this to occur if the side armour has already been severely damaged/compromised by previous hits.

Crew Capacity
The T-140 has a maximum crew capacity of three; enough seats for a driver, the gunner, and a commander. It is unable to transport any additional passengers.

Camouflage

  • Hex: Arid Hexacam camouflage pattern. Useful for forested, grass plains, and desert environments. Changes any applied camo nets to use a two-tone desert camouflage pattern.
  • Green Hex: Tropical Hexacam pattern camouflage. This is used in heavily forested and tropic environments. Attached camo netting will use a two-tone woodland camouflage pattern.
  • Grey: Pattern-less dark chrome grey paint scheme. Used by AAF T-140s.
  • Jungle: Three-tone tropical camouflage scheme.

Components

  • Camo Net (Hull): Aside from the turret, the entirety of the hull is camouflaged with netting. Covered sections are partially concealed from thermal sensors.
  • Camo Net (Turret): Identical to Hull camo netting but for the turret only instead. Note that some components like the RWS or the commander's optics are not concealed.

Trivia

  • The Angara is directly based on the real-world "T-14 Armata" MBT designed by Uralvagonzavod that is currently in limited service with the Russian military.
  • Its armour composition is a closely guarded secret, with CSAT instructing its vehicle crews to destroy the Angara should it become irretrievable in order to prevent it from falling into enemy hands.
    • This order is even given as an, albeit optional, mission objective for the Terminal Defiance scenario in the Altis Requiem mini-campaign. Kyros Kalogeros is explicitly issued orders by his commanding officer (which in turn came from CSAT) to blow up his tank before it could be captured by NATO forces.
  • A screenshot of the T-140 could initially be seen in the Scanning the Horizon video that was released in late March 2017. However at the time, it remained unconfirmed as to whether the artwork was actually related to Tanks DLC, or was merely a concept mock-up.

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See also

Variants

Vehicles of comparable role and configuration