1990s did stop a lot of development, both in the Soviet bloc and the West. Things like the G11, for example. Imagine if the Bundeswehr had adopted G11 for frontline units and G41 for rear echelon/crew units instead of the G36? Then we wouldn’t have had to read about shifting metal trunnions in polymer receivers…
Yeah, regarding ammo, there are several new types of ammunition for the 2A82-1M gun - Vacuum-1 APFSDS, Telnik HE-Frag, and 3UBK21 Sprinter ATGM. For sure not the only ones we’ll see.
Curious how many of them, if any at all, might be backwards compatible with the 2A46M gun of the T-90AM and T-72B3M+older models? I know way too little about the details on ammo for Russian tank guns.
New MLRS and SPG will obviously have new types as well.
The new IFVs will use the regular 2A42 30mm guns, hopefully they will bring forth some new interesting variations.
Even the AK-12/AEK-545 programs might bring in some new 5,45, that’d be great. I just got 9x39, now I need to find the next holy grail of Russian rifle ammunition.