Putin's new tank designed to 'outclass the West’ breaks downActually it looks pretty cool, just sitting there...
Russia’s state of the art T-14 Armata tank stops during final rehearsal for Saturday’s Moscow commemorations
" A new Russian tank announced with much fanfare as superior to Western machines stalled during a dress rehearsal for Victory Day celebrations in Moscow on Thursday."That's the clutch, Boris! The accelerator pedal is over there... Off you go to the gulag."
The T-14 Armata, making only its second public appearance, ground to a halt on Red Square, opposite Vladimir Lenin’s mausoleum.
Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s defence minster, was reportedly forced to approach the tank to find out what had happened; servicemen then tried to hook it up to another military vehicle and tow it away.
That attempt was unsuccessful but the tank finally moved off after an expert from the Urals factory - where it was made - took the controls, according to Alexei Zharich, the deputy general director of Uralvagonzavod, the tank’s manufacturer.
“Just imagine how worried the lads [crew] are, driving this new military vehicle for the first time,” he tweeted. “Their training is still continuing.”