Russia's Supersonic Cargo Plane The PAK TA
Russia is set to build a brand new supersonic heavy transport cargo plane, the PAK TA that will be the biggest in the world for its class.
The PAK TA will be capable of carrying tanks to the battlefield within a matter of hours and will be able to fly at speeds of 2000 k/hr while carrying a load of up to 200 tons.
The range of the PAK TA will be roughly 4350 miles and the new program has called for construction of 80 planes which are set to be build by 2024.
The new planes will give the Russian military the ability to carry over 400 Armata heavy tanks or 900 more lightly armoured vehicles to the battlefield in a matter of hours.
Exact specifications of the project are currently still under wraps however it was suggested that the whole project could be completed and running by 2030.
Its understood that a part of the military dating back to the soviet union is handling processes within the project and that final specifications are still in negotiations.
The cost of this project however, may greatly reduce the chances of this project ever leaving the drawing board, while others suggest that if it was developed, it could push the Russian military capabilities in the field past that of the United States.
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