VT-4 outclassed T-90 in 7/10 categories.
VT-4 brings NCW (net-centric warfare capability) in a way that is unprecedented in South Asia and will be unmatchable by the Adversary. The MS that the Indians are purchasing has a pretty solid armour
T-90(also one of the contenders for this project) was trialed by PA, metallurgy was found to be the best amongst all three, but was found wanting in optronics and Battlefield management systems, ease of maintenance
Superior protection level + better gun + better ammo, better firepower + FCS.Instead of insulting, you should state and justify why, how or in which areas you think that the russian tank is comparable or better than the chinese.
T 90MS is different from T 90M Proryv 3 in russian forces.The VT-4 and T-90MS are roughly similar on paper on several aspects.
There is too much classified data, especially on VT-4, for us to know for sure which tank is better.
Pakistan already has experience with Chinese tanks so I think that pushed them towards that option.
Also the T-90M was only recently delivered to the Russian Army.
There was probably a concern that India could try to block the sale as well.
Russia intends to upgrade all T-90 tanks to T-90M standard over the next decade.
So T-90MS should also be an option to upgrade the Indian T-90S tanks.
Very possible(maybe even likely), but hard to prove in either direction. (front) Too many unknowns, so I would be careful here.Superior protection level
For all intents and purposes - both guns are...distant cousins, and their difference in terms of firepower isn't that significant.better gun + better ammo
At best they're functionally ~equal, but chinese one seemingly is significantly deeper networked.
VT 4 manufacturer claim with ERA protection level is 700mm against a KE penetrator. Base armour is still between 600- 650mm.Do you have any sources to back up all of these assertions?
VT 4 manufacturer claim with ERA protection level is 700mm against a KE penetrator. Base armour is still between 600- 650mm.
i give extra 150- 200mm+ for turret with ERA ,so total of between 800+/- 50mm with ERA .
Indian army has already issued a RFI for a new round with DOP greater than 600mm up to 800mm.
T 90MS can fire rounds like svinets 1, 740mm and Svinets 2 but with higher DOP ( 660mm )
VT 4 is superior to T 90MS only in your and Chinese fanboys dream.