Better protection and especially against mines and more room inside for the troops makes this very much worth the cost. Additional kurgy weight can go all the way up to 35 tons.Let me get back to the old news about the possible/probable cancellation of Kurganets.
Of the three main families of the new generation of russian armoured vehicles the Kurganets is the weaker one: with its 25 tons is not so different from the actual versions of BMP-3 actually in full production, while the Boomerang wheeled armoured vehicle (seriously, let's find an suitable english equivalent of romance languages (auto)blindo/blindee word, for God's sake) is at 33 tons.
Actually, the ARMATA(both T-14 and T-15) are being tested together with B-19 i.e. a BMP-3 with an Epoch turret so I will not be surprised at all if they will found that the advantages of the new model is not worth the cost of replacing not just the basic IFV but all the support and specialized vehicles already built using the old chassis (that is still in production).
The whole idea behind the new families were to simplify the logistical burden of the actual system by reducing the number of vehicles used in a tactical unit but it could be reached even better by using an already existing one IF their own performances are not too distant from actual requisites, something that BMP-3 line IMHO fit perfectly into.
What are the main benefits of Kurganets (compared to a T-15 in its minimum armour configuration)? I have a vague impression that Kurganets was more of an APC used in less intense combat roles with the T-15 intended to accompany that tanks as an IFV. But I've always felt like I was missing something.
Kurganets is not a vehicle: it's a whole family. T-15 a.t.c. is a vehicle of the Armata family.What are the main benefits of Kurganets (compared to a T-15 in its minimum armour configuration)? I have a vague impression that Kurganets was more of an APC used in less intense combat roles with the T-15 intended to accompany that tanks as an IFV. But I've always felt like I was missing something.
So this twitter post claims there are differences on the latest T14s shown on at the parade today.
But I don't notice the differences. Can anyone point them out?