Not a single image of this modern tank in action has been released.

The mystery of the T-14 Armata and the old tanks that Russia is sending to the front

Two months have passed since the announcement by Russia that it is sending its most modern tanks, the T-14 Armata, to the front lines in Ukraine.

Reality vs propaganda: the problems of the Russian tank T-14 Armata and its deployment in Ukraine
The images of the mobilization by Russia of tanks T-54 and T-55 of the 1950s

The T-14 has been presented by Russian propaganda as the best tank in the world. However, as we have already seen here, its production is being slower than expected. In addition to the problems with the supply of electronic components due to Western sanctions against Russia for the invasion of Ukraine, the Armata would also have engine problems, as he pointed out a few months ago a href=""" rel="noopener" target="_blank">a comprehensive article on the Wavell Room signed by Sergio Miller, former British intelligence officer.

Three T-14 Armata in the parade held in Moscow's Red Square on May 9, 2022 (Photo:

Two months after that announcement about the deployment of the Armata, published by the official Russian agency RIA Novosti on 25 April , the advanced tank still does not appear from the front. In a war with unprecedented dissemination of events through social networks, neither Russian nor Ukrainian sources have shown images of the T-14 in action . The only thing that came out on April 25th were brief images of various T- 14 moving along a dirt road, but without any evidence that they were filmed in Ukraine . It is possible that they were taken during maneuvers.

While we still don't see the T-14 in action, Russia continues to send obsolete tanks from the 1950s to the front lines. This Thursday, the War Zone channel posted a video and a series of photos of T-55 tanks in Crimea, a region of Ukraine illegally occupied by Russia since 2014. The pictures show those old tanks being sent by train to the front, en route to Zaporizhzhia.

It is revealing that we do not have images of the T-14 Armata and we do have images of these old tanks, whose usefulness in modern warfare is rather questionable.

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