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How Much Does A Battle Tank Cost? T-90 & Armata (Russia) vs. Abrams (US) comparisons! Plus Israeli, UK, German and French Tank Comps

Soooo… The ‘peaceful’ and ‘non-threatening’ NATO, under the proud leadership of the US, has been running the Largest since 1991 NATO drills in Norway (What do Russians Think?)

In case you didn’t know, during the Norway drills, a ‘poor’ local village is supposed to have been ‘liberated from the Russian aggression by the brave American soldiers.’ Yes, just like that. And it’s all happening right next to the Russian border. So… Who’s the aggressor again??…

Since we have such an occasion, I got really curious about tanks various countries produce. Therefore, I did some looking, and…

The latest variant of the Abrams tank, USA, is currently the M1A2 SEP. Building one from scratch is reported to cost 8.58 million USD. If you already have an M1A1/A2 available, then the SEP upgrade will only cost you 6.81 million USD. ONLY! LOL.

T-90, Russia
Manufacturer Uralvagonzavod
Unit cost USD 2.5 million in 1999, USD 2.77 – 4.25 million in 2011 (varies by source) T-90MS: USD 4.5 Million in 2016

Flying T-90

Flying T-90 — The light Russian T-90, a hybrid evolution of the T-72 and T-80, weighs in at under 48 tons – speed, maneuverability and flexibility

New Russian tank Armata: costs seem to vary between discounted preview price of under $4mln to $7-8mln, according to some Western ‘experts,’ but then we know how believable and ‘Russia-friendly’ those are.  

Armata tank T14

New Russian T-14 Armata

Average tank from various world manufacturers costs anywhere between $3.5mln and $8+mln. The upper end can be as high as $12+mln. The cost efficiency to quality ratio seems to be by far the highest in Russian and Israeli tanks.

Abrams tank US

Heavy US M1 Abrams, a whooping 68 tons in weight – per the video below, tends to get stuck in the mud due to being seriously overweight, lol. Who needs that maneuverability, right? As long as the military-industrial complex gets to make more money!

Here’s another list I found – variations in price are normal, due to modifications and upgrades:

M1 Abrams (M1A2/FY99) – $8.92 million

FV4034 Challenger 2 – $5.54 million

Leopard 2 (2A6)- $7.18 million

AMX-56 Leclerc – $4+million

T-14 Armata – $3.7 million

Merkava (Merkava mk.4) – $3.5 million to IDF; $4.5 million to others.

Video COMPARISON – US M1 Abrams (M1A2) vs. RUSSIAN T-90 MS – make your own conclusions:

 

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My Analysis: What is Vladimir Putin’s Message to the American People?

Reposted from Lada Ray Blog

This is the kind of time when keeping silence is not possible as some are trying to “lead” us to World War III. I refuse to pollute my beautiful #LadaRayBlog with the names of those ugly excuses for human beings in the US government, congress, as well as other countries who are implicated in doing so. I think everyone already knows who they are. If not, the information is out there for all to see and to make conclusions accordingly.

Due to a very busy time in my life, I have not been able to post new videos. However, I have a lot to say on the subject. Expect new vids on Lada Ray YT channel, as well as new posts on Futurist Trendcast blog. I will analyse the situation and make new predictions.

Till then, here is a message of reason, peace and hope from the Russian President Putin, who is reaching out directly to the American people via NY Times article, bypassing the politicians and warmongers who obviously don’t have our best interests at heart.

Frankly, I was surprised NY Times published his article – and I commend them on doing so. What I’m not surprised about is that Putin’s message has received an incredible amount of support from all over the globe.

P.S. I know, I know, the American media and some politicians have been hard at work molding a very negative, if not an evil persona in Vladimir Putin. The facts have been twisted and turned on their head repeatedly, to which I can attest from my personal knowledge as a Russian, and as a researcher on Russia and geopolitics. Who needs a boogieman to scare kids at night if you have Putin, right?

Interestingly enough, those who are interested in vilifying the Russian President are the same people who are the biggest warmongers. I’m not going to justify or defend Putin. Today’s most powerful world leader doesn’t need my help. He has tons of support in Russia and abroad, unrivaled by any other politician in modern history. I’m not going to bother explaining any of his actions, past or present. Suffice it to say that his actions have huge support of his people, and of many countries around the world.

Just think for a moment: why is he this powerful? Hmm… There must be a good reason for that. Seemingly, USA has a substantially larger war machine, bigger, albeit fledgling, economy, and overwhelmingly louder media. The reason is simple: he reflects what most people and most countries around the world think and want. And that, my friends, no one can defeat. Deep down, people will always feel the truth.

 

Read Vladimir Putin’s Message: Part 2 here

READ MY PAST PREDICTIONS, INCLUDING RUSSIAN, US, FRENCH ELECTIONS; RUSSIAN METEOR; THE FUTURE OF THE US ECONOMY AND WORLD.

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Russian President Putin Personally Writes to the American People: A Plea for Caution from Russia Over Syria

Reblogged from The Aquarius Paradigm:

Click to visit the original postThanks to Golden Age of Gaia.By Vladimir V. Putin, President of Russia, NY Times – September 11, 2013

http://tinyurl.com/oc853fl

MOSCOW — Recent events surrounding Syria have prompted me to speak directly to the American people and their political leaders.

It is important to do so at a time of insufficient communication between our societies.

Relations between us have passed through different stages.

Read more… 1,035 more words

President Putin’s article that appeared in NY Times, which calls for peace, reason and friendship.
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 Хлеб-соль ешь, а правду-матку режь. – Honesty is the best policy

Reblogged from Life in Russia:

Click to visit the original postRus: Хлеб-соль ешь, а правду-матку режь.Literal: Eat bread and salt, cut the mother truth

Eng: Honesty is the best policy

So, who’s been lying? I think we all know who.

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Speaking Russian from the heart! Great blog: LIFE IN RUSSIA (the bridge between two countries) by an American expat living in Kazan, the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Tatarstan on River Volga. ***Those who’ve read my thriller, GOLD TRAIN (Accidental Spy Russia Adventure), will recall that Kazan is mentioned in the book. The Bank of Kazan served as storage for the huge Gold Reserve of the Russian Empire. This is where GOLD TRAIN’s intrigue begins as the Russian Gold Reserve vanishes during the 1918 Civil War. About GOLD TRAIN and my books. *** Anyone interested in truth, Russian culture, expat living, world travel and beautiful spots from all over the world should visit Life in Russia!

P.S. There is currently a White House petition for Obama to give his Nobel Peace Prize to Putin for averting war in Syria. Presently, over 2500 signatures, but more needed.  https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/give-president-putin-nobel-peace-prize-mr-obama-was-given-2009/d8k9BXJT

More info on petition at Infowars.com

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