Discussion in 'Strategic Forces' started by WolfPack86, Jan 25, 2016.
Mahindra Rakshak Plus.
Just a couple of days back, we reported about the Tata Safari Storme GS800 that is being showcased at the Defence Expo 2012, New Delhi. Today, we bring to you details about the arch rival Mahindra’s take on the armoured vehicle for Indian Army. Mahindra has showcased the Rakshak Plus- A modified Scorpio that offers Level-3 protection at the DEFEXPO.
The Rakshak, unlike the Storme, is for immediate retaliation during a terrorist attack. The Rakshak Plus has a 600kg of payload capacity and also comes with a PTZ surveillance camera. This camera offers a 3600view with a zooming capacity of 500 meters.
MARKSMAN (Indigenously developed, though armor is imported)
Mahindra Marksman is India’s first armored capsule based light bullet proof vehicle to provide protection to the personnel of Defence, Para Military and Police forces against small arms fire and under belly grenade attacks. It has capability to be used in counter terrorist as well as conventional roles.
Sides: can withstand three direct hits of 7.62 X 51mm NATO Ball M80, 7.62 X 39mm Ball PS and 5.56 X 45mm Ball M 193 at a distance of 10m at 90º angle attack.
Top: can withstand three direct hits of above ammunition at a distance of 10m at 45º angle attack.
Floor: protection against two DM 51(German norm) hand grenades detonated under the vehicle simultaneously.
Additional protection: All joints and welding have overlap. The rear stowage boxes provide protection to crew when using the rear door.
Cuppola has an machine gun mount with 270º traverse and protection. Seven crew firing ports. Outward facing configured rear seat and wide bulletproof windows allows total operational orientation of the crew sitting at the rear. Search light mounted on top of the vehicle controlled from inside the vehicle by the driver/co driver. Rear view camera and a TV screen for the driver and co driver to see the dead zone behind the vehicle. Air conditioning option available. Military/user specified stowage and fittings can be catered for.
Counter Terrorist Operations
Patrolling in high intensity areas
Special Forces operations
Quick Reaction Teams
Mobile Check Points
Convoy protection and escort
Raids/road blocks in open/desert terrain
Gross Vehicle Weight : 3200Kg
Payload : 600Kg
Un-laden Weight : 2600Kg
Seating Capacity : 6 [2 (driver, co–driver) + 4(rear)]
Engine : 2.49 Litres, CRDE BS-3
Max Gross Power : 77 kW (105bhp)@3800rpm
Max Torque : 228 Nm@1800-2200rpm
Type : 5 forward, 1 Reverse
Drive : 4WD
Axle Ratio : 4.55
Steering - Power Steering
Front : Disc & Calliper
Rear : Drum type
Independent front suspension, Rear-
Rigid Leaf Spring alongwith shock absorber
Wheel & Tyres
Wheels: Tube Type Highway and Run flat system available as optional
Tyres : 7.50X16
Dimensions (mm) :-
Length : 4390
Width : 1863
Height : 2030 (un-laden)
Wheel Base : 2375
Ground clearance : 240
Turning circle radius : 5.8 m
Speed on Road : 100 Km/hr
Sherpa armored vechile with assault ladder
Sherpa armored vechile
MAIN TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS :
7.9 to 10.4 t (8.2t to 10.4t International version)
1.35 to 3.85 t (0.65t to 1.6 t International version)
11.2 to 15.4 t (11.2t International version)
Overall length / width / height
5.43 / 2.35 / 2.1 m
Ground clearance (under belly)
Number of seats
4 or 5
5,5 + 3,5 m3
Renault MD-5 (Renault 1013 Internation version)
Diesel - 4 cylinders
High pressure Common rail injection
Euro V (Euro III also available) / Euro II (International version)
215 hp at 2300 rpm / 173 hp at 2400 rpm (international version)
800 N.m. at 1200-1700 rpm / 700 Nm at 1400 rpm (International version)
Unarmoured or armoured as per STANAG 4569 Level B6
DRIVELINE & TRANSMISSION
Full time 4x4
Allison S2500 automatic (6+1 speeds)
Separated from the gearbox
Hydraulic power assisted
13R22.5 or 335/80 R20 - 13R22.5 (international version)
4 discs brakes with ABS
100 A or 300 A - 55A or 110A (international version)
1000 km - 900 km (International version)
Fuel tank capacity
Fording (with preparation)
0,75 m (1,5 m)
60 to 100 %
Right hand drive
Central Tyres Inflation System (CTIS)
Sting under CH47
Add-on armour (ballistic and mine kits)
Lighting protection & cable breaker
5.56 / 7.62 / 12.7 mm weapon systems (manned or remotely operated)
Any specific customer mission or weapon system
A Modified BMP without turret will do ..
IMO Mahindra Marksman would be a good choice for its agility and size.
put some steel plate on windows of Scorpio or tata safari n done. who will invest in designing . useless companies think army is full of corrupt fools just like civil government and they can sell any scrap
What @Kunal Biswas said, well that or an old OT-64/NEW TATA KESTREL.
@WolfPack86 for what role are you talking about exactly?
Alas, the NSG has gone for the Sherpa:
A good choice- well protected, good horsepower, air mobile (in C-130Js crucially) able to carry 10 assualters inside and 6-8 on the outside= perfect assualt vehicle.
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