Arjun Main Battle Tank (MBT) Mark I

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  1. Vinod DX9

    Vinod DX9 Regular Member

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    Yes, as Arjun mk 1 turret is of 30T but Ex Tank turret weighs just 13T
     
  2. R A Varun

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    hi chinmoy,
    thank you for the informatioon.
    i am a newbee here, can you provide me link for that.
    i am facing a bit poor in navigating across the forum.
     
  3. R A Varun

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    thank you very much for the information sir,

    due to 15ton reduction in the weight are there any comprimises in the firepower or the protection,
    if so what would be the disadvantage of that.
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

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    Their are no compromise with protection or firepower, The Light weight kanchan armor has similar resistance ability as heavier kanchan armor ..

     
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    thank you brother,
    then why cannot the same turret which is almost half the weight can be used on the arjuns,
    is there any problem with that.
    and in the same way can you tell me whats the fabric material between turret and the barrel,
    i didnt get answer anywhere.
     
  6. Kunal Biswas

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    This is a precautionary measure to avoid dust and water or mud get in and around the mantlet area of the turret, This is not a compulsory, Its for other tanks as well ..

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    The turret was design for Tank-ex specifically for T-72M1 chassis, If same turret is put on Arjun chassis it wont be proportional to the design ..

    If Tank-ex turret has to be put on Arjun, Then a new chassis has to be design which will be smaller and comparable in size with a T-72 chassis ..

     
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    Kunal sir, afaik the 13 T turret one failed to resist against 106 mm at least in the initial tests. Don't know if better materials were used later to make turret later
     
  9. Kunal Biswas

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    Do you have the source, I would like to go through any development details with respect to Tank-ex ..

     
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    Sorry sir,no written documents I can provide. I had the oportunity to have discuss on tanks a little with a DRDO scientist (but not in armoured section),he said that initial rejection from army came because the turret failed to withstand against 106mm..
     
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    I doubt it can be rejected as modules are tested before its offered for user`s demonstration ..

    Anyways, Its gud to know ..
     
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    Can you please give the pic of only that tank? In tank pics humans are unwanted aliens
     
  14. Vinod DX9

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    Umm it seems my imojis weren't shown in previous comment
     
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    Layman's silly question....

    Kunal sir, there were rumors about upgraded Kanchan armour in 2010 (Kanchan III) which provides similar strength of Kanchan armor at lower weight.

    Was it used in the Tank Ex turret!!??

    Sir if the armor used on Tank Ex turret(13 tonnes) provides same protection of Arjun Turret, then why can't we use it in Arjun Mk2 to reduce the total weight!?

    Thanks in advance
     
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    I think their are pro and cons of light armour, that is why Kanchan armour used in MK2 is even heavier ..

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    Apart from the aircraft, the NMM park also sports several other examples of military hardware. Based entirely on the efforts of Air Commdore Chandrasekhar, the DRDO had donated several scale models of the missles under development. An early prototype of an Arjun Main Battle tank, a BTR60 APC and a Tatra Bridge Layer truck are also on display. The Arjun MBT Is probably the only one on display around the country.

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    One of the earliest Arjun prototype.
    Isn't turret little different?(smaller)
    @Kunal Biswas sir?
     
  20. Kunal Biswas

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    Indeed yes ..

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