The Black Eagle, also referred to as the Object 640 (not to be confused with Russian T-95, and the American T95), was a prototype main battletank developed by Omsktransmash and later Uralvagonzavod for the Russian Federation to replace the aging T-80 and T-72 main battle tanks.
Very little information was ever released on either the prototype tanks or their equipment, features, or design. A production version of this tank has never been publicly demonstrated. In May 2010, the project was cancelled by the Russian government, and stated that none of the tanks would be bought, as the tank design was already obsolete.
Battlefield: Bad Company Edit
In Battlefield: Bad Company's singleplayer, the Black Eagle appears only during the final mission, Ghost Town. It is often seen being used by MEC soldiers with a desert camouflage, and a few can be found and used by the players. The Legionnaire Mercenaries also use Black Eagles with a black matte finish. These are generally more dangerous and harder to destroy, though a single JDAM from a Laser Designator will still destroy it. The player can find and use both variants of the Black Eagle.
In multiplayer, the Black Eagle is Middle Eastern Coalition's Main Battle Tank and is the faction's counterpart of the American M1A2 Abrams and the Russian T-90. It appears to be slightly smaller than the other tanks, which can give the Tank an advantage in a long range Tank battle. However, the main cannon's sights can be confusing.
In Battlefield Bad Company 2's campaign mission Heavy Metal (Singleplayer), there are advancing tanks in the background that appear to have the silhouette of a Black Eagle MBT.