Further Upgraded Indian T-72

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  1. Kunal Biswas

    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    DRDO should be given freehand to upgrade T-72M1s rather piecemeal upgrades which are directed by user ..
     
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    @Kunal Biswas don't you think that Russians will again play spoiled sports and defer the upgrade citing the end-user agreement along with IP rights?... but isn't it odd that even for such outdated platform we have to ask for permission to upgrade it? will such acts will continue till the entire life of the product...?

    btw I always wanted to ask a question that if look at the contemporary versions of t90 and t72, they feature era panels with complete sync with the underneath rolled armour providing uniform protection and streamlined countours and oval shape. why are we not following these examples? there are glaringly naked portions of the gun barrel which serves as a break between two front panels... this even continues in t90 and even in arjun mk 2...
     
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    Shaitan Zandu balm all day Senior Member

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    If the Russians somehow block this upgrade, they should keep losing armored contracts, just like they did with the K9 thunder.
     
  4. Kunal Biswas

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    We can safely assume that the recent upgrade consist of earlier upgrade too ..
     
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    Upgrades done by BEL to T-72M1 ..
     
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    Ohhhhh thnks I was looking for it
     
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    Upgraded uprated engine, 1000hp
     
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    Won't go to T-72, too big & heavy. a derated smaller engine for 1000bhp is in the works though
     
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    old chestnut!
    The army used Centurions in both the 1965 war & 1971 war ,the 56 Ton giant proved it's mettle both times with distinction. No issues with bridges or infrastructure there.
     
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  11. Kunal Biswas

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    DRDO engine is actually the size of present Russian engines but produce more power, It means it can be fitted to Russian tanks also with permission ..

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    The engine you see is a 1400hp engine from MTU in DRDO facility ..

     
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    You want to compare the Centurions to Arjun?. Still the Arjun MKII beats the centurions by a 10 tonne margin. Most of the bridges there are less than 70 tonne capacity. And even though centurions was a good tank it was good because of the tactics employed and most of the war they fought in the desert.
     
  13. Kunal Biswas

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    You should read the book call 'patton wreckers', you would know about centurions preform-ace first hand by the crews who manned these machines, The terrain and tactics everything ..

    The argument about bridges is a flawed because it only mention Arjun MK2 but not T-72M1 and T-90 Bhishmas, Those bridges can only handle T-55 and BMP-2, Arjun MK2 as of now is a prototype and production version specs are yet to come ..

     
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    Well history repeated itself when the Challengers were introduced. The MK2 is the tank of the future. The army who are going to use these tanks have the final say. Most of the people i have spoken to in Avadi have liked and loved the tank. Even they are skeptical about the transport and logistics they have to provide for a small number of heavy tanks.
     
  15. Kunal Biswas

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    You should read Arjun threads as these topics are already been covered in many times before ..

    We don`t want to derail other threads for sake of repeating same topics over again and again ..

     
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    BEL will supply 1746 commander's thermal imaging sights for the Indian Army's T-72 MBTs.
     
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    And here is an image of the uprated version (780 to 1000 HP) of the V 46.6 diesel engine used by the T-72 MBT. Source: DRDO

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  18. Kunal Biswas

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    They should replace existing T-90 engine with this uprated version ..
     
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    Is this made in india or uprated in india...
     
  20. Kunal Biswas

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    The engine is licensed made and up-rated via DRDO ..

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    Details ..

     
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