MOSCOW, March 7. /TASS/. Russian defense designers have solved the dilemma concerning the absence of conveniences in tanks. The Armata heavy armored vehicles have been equipped with lavatories, Director for Quality and Information Technologies at the Urals Design Bureau of Transport Machine-Building Ilya Baranov told TASS on Thursday.
The continuous stay inside an armored vehicle is a specific feature that tank crews cope with, he noted.
"A major hassle for them is that they cannot relieve their natural functions. That is, water and field rations are available in the tank, but all the other conveniences are, unfortunately, absent. Only the Armata vehicles solved this dilemma," Baranov stressed.
He noted that "from the very outset, this tank provides this possibility for a crew to perform lengthy combat missions, that is why the so-called life support system or, simply speaking, a lavatory, is available in it," he said.
The Armata is a heavy tracked standardized platform serving as the basis to develop a main battle tank, an infantry fighting vehicle, an armored personnel carrier and some other armored vehicles. The T-14 tank based on the Armata platform was shown to the public for the first time at Red Square’s Victory Day parade on May 9, 2015. The new combat vehicle features fully digitized equipment, an unmanned turret and an isolated armored capsule for the crew.