Saturday, January 9, 2010

New tank conditioner

The new compact conditioner for tanks, armored and civilian vehicles was developed in Russia. It used Peltier effect: thermoelectric cooling, based on creating a heat flux between the junction of two different types of materials. The most problem successfully solved was effectiveness of the Peltier modules. It's all solid state freon-free device, without any negative effect on ozone layer and global warming. Also it's very compact and stress-withstanding. Unlike current models it can be installed inside the Russian MBT tank T-90A. However, the more probable target for the new conditioner installation is 'Burlak' - the modernized version of T-90 tank currently over the tests. It could be installed on the export version T-90S or T-90M instead of the external conditioner, which can be seen on the Algerian and Libian T-90s. Naturally the Russian Future MBT, which published name is T-95, would be equipped with a conditioner based on the same principles, if the program succeeds.

Pictures of T-90 'Burlak' turret which can be used for different upgrades too (source - Internet):


  1. Igor ,can you tell me you E-mail address,wish i can have a exchage with you.

  2. Hey man why you stooped.You have several extra ordinary post.

    Please suggest me 10 best military sites in Russia.



  3. igorr what about ins vikramaditya

    any new pics

  4. Hi igorr,

    heard of successful first flight of Pak-fa do u have any updates
    thanks in advance

  5. Hi Igor.
    Best wishes, for first take off PAK-FA

  6. Yes, it took off today at morning! :) Good work of Sukhoi's stuff ! My congratulations to all PAKFA admirers!

  7. igor so now that its flown can we have a detziled analysis please on PAK FA as well as Russia MS 21 and other projects.

  8. to anon January 29, 2010 10:49 PM:

    OK, I'll try do it in the next post..

  9. i read that t-95 canceled,it replaced by some tank called "object-N" that will be build with India just like PAKFA.

  10. to anon May 12, 2010 11:35 PM:

    source, please!

  11. The PAK FA program with India seems to follow the model of the Brahmos and the Su-30M.
    The Russians/Soviets designed the basic airframe and major bits like engines, and the Indians help with electronics, money, and decisions about foreign components.
    The result is a product for India.
    With Brahmos, no doubt the new electronics that allow land attack will likely be integrated into the Russian Onix, which is not restricted by the MTRC treaty.
    With the Su-30MKI I am sure a lot of ideas and technology helped the development of the Su-35BM.
    With The PAK FA I think cooperation with India will at the very least reduce the cost of the Russian aircraft through production numbers, and probably will help develop variants of the PAK FA including perhaps a naval model.
    With this new tank joint development I would expect more of the same... where both parties contribute and create a better product than either alone could make for themselves.

  12. Could the above system have been designed with the Indian Army's T-90 cooling problems in mind?

    How well would the above system work in Indian conditions(hot and dry or hot and humid)?

  13. I would expect it was, though any tank would benefit from good efficient environment control systems.
    The demands in regard to cooling for the Indian Army are fairly extreme due to the conditions they operate in... for the Russians if the AC fails... open a hatch till you can't take the cold anymore.. :)

    My basic understanding of thermo electric cooling suggests it should work well in both dry and humid conditions. Such a thing is called a heat pump here in New Zealand.