A T-100A Pantera
|Type||Main Battle Tank|
|Place of origin||Democratic Union of Cydonia|
|Used by||see users|
|Designer||Research and Design Bureau|
|Manufacturer||Yika Industries Tractor Plant|
|Unit cost||~$8.00 million NSD|
|Number built||2 prototypes|
|Variants|| T-100A |
|Specifications (Main Battle Tank)|
|Armor||Modular composite, Krakow ERA(copy of Kovoz-1), Relikt ERA(on export variants), high-hardness steel in addition to soft-kill and hard-kill anti-missile defense systems.|
|A6M1 125mm smoothbore gun with ATGM capability, A7 152mm smoothbore gun with ATGM capability|
|Remote-controlled anti-aircraft 12.7mm gun NSV or Kord, 7.62mm PKMT|
|Engine|| A-85-3A 12 Cylinder diesel engine|
|Suspension||Torsion-bars, hydraulic dampers|
|Speed||75 kilometres per hour (47 mph)|
The T-100 Pantera is a Cydonian advanced Main Battle Tank currently under development by the Research and Design Bureau under a contract from the Cydonian Armed Forces. It is designed to be a successor to the T-90A and T-90AM MBT currently in Cydonian service. The T-100 Pantera is apart of the planned Pantera Universal Combat Platform for the Cydonian Armed Forces. It is to include a MBT(the T-100), an APC/IFV, a Self-Propelled Gun, and an advanced AA system.
The development of the T-100 Pantera started when the need for a next generation tank was made apparent with the development of other foreign tank designs in particular the T-104 Caracal and T-98MS Agila. The development of the Pantera dates back however to the 1995 development of the "Black Bear" MBT that was planned but was cancelled in 2009 in favor of an advanced Universal Combat Platform that the T-100 is apart of. The Development of a UCP began in early 2010 and was codenamed "Pantera", after the type of cat(names of species of cats are popular designations in the Cydonian Armed Forces ex.:CK-1 "Puma"). The Pantera UCP is to contain a advanced MBT(which is the T-100), an IFV, a Self-Propelled Gun, and a AA system said to be similar to the Tunguska and Tor AA systems.
Production and service history
Although Production was to begin in early 2015, production was delayed due to design problems. The Pantera platform is apparently undergoing further evaluations.
- Pantera-T – Prototype Version.
- T-100A – Main Production Version.
- T-100AK - Commander's version of the T-100A, with additional communication (station R-163-50K) and navigation equipment (TNA-4-3).
- T-100S - Export Version of the T-100A. These tanks do not feature the Trophy Active Protection System.
- T-100SK – Commander's version of the T-100S.
- Democratic Union of Cydonia : The Cydonian Armed Forces plans on adopting the T-100A Pantera as its standard tank.