Putin unveils first new Russian tank since the end of the Cold War

Russia has unveiled its most powerful and sophisticated tank since the end of the Cold War in the latest warmongering exercise by Vladimir Putin.

The T-14 Armata appeared in public for the first time yesterday, rumbling down a Moscow avenue on its way to Red Square as a crescendo of patriotic fervour gripped the country.

The tank was taking part in final rehearsals for the Victory Day parade on Saturday, where it be the highlight of celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany. Some 200 pieces of military hardware and 16,500 troops will take part in all.

Armed with a remote-controlled turret and an automatic loading system, the tank is the product of Russia’s ten-year armament program in which £254billion is being spent on new weaponry.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Nice bunch of tanks ya got there Mr Putin, ‘be a crying if something were to happen to them.

  • Xavier

    New weaponry. Crescendo of patriotic fervour.
    I’ve seen this movie before.

  • Clausewitz

    The main reason that the Republican Guards tanks were so ineffective against the M1A1 was because they used an auto load mechanism. Hand loading has proven to be faster and more precise. Also a jarring ricochet does not render a human not able to continue their job of loading, whereas that some bounced shot can misalign the auto loader and render it useless. The main reason that Russian tanks are going to a more mechanical approach is because the average Russian tanker is by most means ill trained with less technical training than American and Brit tankers. The Russians like always try to dumb down their machines so that any putz off of the streets of Moscow can be pressed into service.

    • mauser 98

      Russians now have missile to penetrate Abrams

      • Doug Kursk

        As a former zipper head, I can assure you that any tank can be defeated if you throw enough things that go ‘bang’ at it.

    • It’s not because they’re dumb, it’s because they’re drunk. Liquid courage.

  • FactsWillOut

    Nice tank. Now if only he’ll use them to save Europe from the Muslims and the commies.

  • tom_billesley

    What’s with the outsized red knickers? Do they symbolize Mother Russia?

  • mauser 98

    Russians have missile to penetrate Abrams armour

    “The armour on five of Iraq’s M1A1 Abrams tanks was penetrated by anti-tank guided missiles”
    “28 Iraqi Army Abrams had been damaged in fighting with militants”


  • Ron MacDonald

    Too bad they lack the logistic capabilities of maintaining them anywhere in the world.

    • no4

      It has a diesel motor, so would need a lot less fuel and maintenance than the M1. Sounds like quite a reasonable sardine tin.

  • Doug Kursk

    There are no doubt plans to pry one of these loose from the first foreign sale to see what makes them tick.

  • The Goat

    But does it have a gender neutral bathroom?

    • FactsWillOut

      Trannies can’t even get a driver’s license in Russia, so a resounding “no” is the answer to your bleat.

  • john s

    So when Putin builds a new tank he is warmongering, and when the US does it they are what, exactly?

  • El Martyachi