can T 90 or T 90M autoloader hold bigger penetrator rounds like new russian vacuum -1 & 2 ?
Only the T-14 Armata's gun can fire the Vacuum-1/2.
Our version of the T-90S now has the weakest firepower. The new Russian version called T-90M Proryv-3 has roughly twice the firepower. The T-90MS is also similar to the T-90M. Of course, our T-90S will soon come in for upgrades, and I hope there's a gun/autoloader upgrade planned as well.
T-90 tanks are fitted with 2A46M smoothbore gun which can fire APFSDS with max penetration of 500-550mm at 0° for 2km.
T-90M tanks has the 2A82-1M smoothbore gun(similar to T-14) and can fire APFSDS like Vacuum-1 and Vacuum-2 with penetration of 900-1000mm at 0° for 2km.
Even if we upgrade our smootbore gun on the T-90 fleet to 2A46M-5 std then we will be able to fire Sinvets APFSDS which has penetration of 740mm of RHA at 0° for 2km.
The earlier reports of the T-90M carrying 2A82-1M are wrong. It's got the 2A46M-4/5. It's basically an improved Russian version of the T-90MS.