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Author Topic: Kharkov's Object 490 Buntar, Bokser and Object 477 "Molot" advanced tanks  (Read 40676 times)

Offline youROKer

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Photo taken from the Bulgarian forum, according to the author obtained from Kharkov.
Link: http://forum.boinaslava.net/showthread.php?13811-%E2%FA%E7%EC%EE%E6%ED%EE-%EB%E8-%E5-%F2%EE%E2%E0/page3

Object 477 'Molot' also known as "Boxer" or FST-2.
Design work of the Object 477 next generation MBT with an unmanned turret began in 1981. Draft design was completed in 1984, technical design in 1985, and the first prototype (mock-up) was constructed in 1987. The vehicles were handed over to Russia, where trials continued through the 1990s. The Argus sight combines LLTV and imaging infrared channels, and a radar system is located on top of the turret. The crew is seated in the hull of the tank. The 152 mm gun with an autoloader can reach a rate of fire of 14 shots per minute. The basic loading module contains 10 rounds, and it can be supplemented by two 12 round modules. The Object 477 represents what was known as FST-2 in the West during the late 1980s/early 1990s.
« Last Edit: November 06, 2014, 09:19:38 am by PaulMM (Overscan) »
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Offline Kadija_Man

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And Object 477 was?  Some type of MBT prototype?

Offline TomS

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Obyekt 447 was the prototype for the T-64B, I believe.
 
Never mind this.  It's not relevant to the original post.
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A little confusing as the post states it as being Object 477 and a 1980s tech demonstrator (NATO code: FST-2). While you are referring to Object 447 as a T-64B prototype. So which is it?

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And Object 477 was?  Some type of MBT prototype?

http://andrei-bt.livejournal.com/123386.html
http://btvt.narod.ru/3/molot.htm

It was Kharkov's competitor to the Object 195.  I am sure Andrei-bt can you more though. ;D

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Added to this topic information

It was Kharkov's competitor to the Object 195. 

Wrong) Object 195 came later after the collapse of the USSR.
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A little confusing as the post states it as being Object 477 and a 1980s tech demonstrator (NATO code: FST-2). While you are referring to Object 447 as a T-64B prototype. So which is it?

Yep, brain fart on my behalf.  The 447 was indeed T-64B, but I don't know about the 477.  I'll go back and edit mine to avoid confusion.

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Wrong) Object 195 came later after the collapse of the USSR.

It was the outcome of Progress-88, was it not? The design obviously wasn't finished in the USSR, but it definitely started there.

477 came first, that is true. But then the T-64 also came before the T-72 and I would also characterize them as "competing" designs, to recycle my own words.

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The task of designing a new tank was given only in Kharkov.  Sovershenstvovaniye-88 (Improvement-88) - own initiative Tagil plant and is a program for the modernization of the previous generation tanks. The program was closed in 1990. But after the collapse of the USSR program resumed, as the creation of the tank based on the Object 477's documentation.
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Crosslink to FST topic.
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This derelict hull is supposed to have been Object 477 related.
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Wow, such poor condition. Hopefully someone restores it. A very interesting prototype tank. (BTW, my first post after 1 year on this forum lol, I was afraid I was not of relevance).

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Re: Kharkov's Object 490 Buntar, Bokser and Object 477 "Molot" advanced tanks
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2014, 12:11:32 am »
Perhaps the model of the tank "Molot"


http://btvt.narod.ru/raznoe/110/110_2014.htm
« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 12:36:04 am by PaulMM (Overscan) »
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« Last Edit: October 30, 2014, 12:35:31 am by PaulMM (Overscan) »
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Re: Kharkov's Object 490 Buntar, Bokser and Object 477 "Molot" advanced tanks
« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2014, 10:19:33 am »
It is not 477 Molot, it is his precursor 490 Buntar (1985 year).