Indian Army general service vehicle

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  1. abingdonboy

    abingdonboy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Correction, Gypsy out for the General Staff Vehicle role but it will very much remain in tactical roles for the time being (sadly). The Gypsy was used as a one fit all solution for pretty much every role the Indian armed forces required (GSV, LSV, utility, recce etc etc).

    Now the IA is rightly segmenting its roles and going for specialised vehicles according to role instead of going for a single solution so the GSV role (carrying officers and other support work) will be done by the Safari Storme, the Light strike role will be tendered for seperately as will the special forces strike vehicle. So there will be 3-4 different vehicles replacing the Gypsy.
     
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    Correction, Gypsy out for the General Staff Vehicle role but it will very much remain in tactical roles for the time being (sadly). The Gypsy was used as a one fit all solution for pretty much every role the Indian armed forces required (GSV, LSV, utility, recce etc etc).

    Now the IA is rightly segmenting its roles and going for specialised vehicles according to role instead of going for a single solution so the GSV role (carrying officers and other support work) will be done by the Safari Storme, the Light strike role will be tendered for seperately as will the special forces strike vehicle. So there will be 3-4 different vehicles replacing the Gypsy.
     
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    Those are some tiny wheels for an SUV, it also looks kind of unstable cornering at high speeds with a high center of gravity.
     
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    Those are some tiny wheels for an SUV, it also looks kind of unstable cornering at high speeds with a high center of gravity.
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Specs of TATA SUMO Ambulance ..
     
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    Kunal Biswas Member of the Year 2011 Moderator

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    Vehicle specification of the Tata Safari Storme GS 800 4x4:

    Application

    • General Service vehicle for the Armed forces
    • Escort Vehicle
    • Staff Car
    • Patrolling Vehicle

    Mobility

    • Tata 2.2 L Direct injection common rail Turbocharged Intercooled Diesel
    Engine
    • Max Engine output: 140 HP at 4000 rpm
    • Max Torque: 320 Nm at 1700-2700 rpm
    • Power to weight Ratio: 33 kW/ton
    • Max Speed: 160 kmph
    • Fording Depth: 300 mm
    • Max Gradeability : 26 deg
    • Min. turning circle Dia: 10.8 m
    • Payload: 825 kg
    • Gross Vehicle Weight: 3000 kg
    • Power Steering

    Fitments

    • AC with 4 speed blower & multidirectional nozzles with provision for adjustable
    air supply to passengers. Concealed roof A/C for rear passengers.
    • Hot air type defrosting & demisting for front windshield glass
    • Driver and passenger airbags
    • Anti Lock Braking System
    • Remote controlled central door locking with Engine Immobilizer
    • Separate map reading light for front and rear passengers
    • Delayed interior lightening unit (Theatre Dimming)
    • Approach light
    • Outside rear view mirrors with LH/RH blinkers & defroster, electrically adjustable
    from inside
    • Door safety lamps cum puddle lamps on doors
    • Power windows on 4 side doors

    Crew Capacity

    • Driver + 6 Configuration
    • Reclining front bucket seats with fore/aft adjustment, adjustable head rests &
    lumbar support
    • Middle seat for 3 persons
    • Jump seats at the rear

    Maintainability

    • Proven, Reliable and easy to maintain indigenous TATA Aggregates
    • Traditional Chassis Frame concept
    • Lowest Life cycle cost
    • Serviced at any of our TATA Authorised dealers/ TATA Authorised service
    stations (TASS) across India
    • Easy availability of Spare parts
    • Common aggregates in variants for ease of Inventory and logistic Management
     
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    aditya g Senior Member Senior Member

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    Rear is the only part of the car which seems to have been modified for military use. The fuel can is totally perplexing. The tow hook is definitely useful though.

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    Sumo 4x4 in IA. Note the bullet proof doors and jamming equipment on one of them. Or are those Mahindra Rakshaks?

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  12. Adioz

    Adioz शक्तिः दुर्दम्येच्छाशक्त्याः आगच्छति Senior Member

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    Its BR 6 level of protection according to CEN 1063 standard.
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    tata safari ia.jpg

    TATA Doing...GOOD JOB....
    Bright Futures...For IndianARmy....
     
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    Yes t will be verymuch possible. ALH is a very very powerful chopper and it should not have any problem in lifting safari to some 8000 to 10000 ft.
     
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    Chinmoy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Its not only about whether Druvh could lift them or not, its also about what would be its effect on the vehicle. For strategic movement LMV like Gypsy are most sought for. Safari would serve the purpose of general movement, but for strategic use Gypsy would always be there.
     
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    HariPrasad-1 Senior Member Senior Member

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    The question was whether Dhruv can lift safari or not and I just answered that.
     
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    Sir, does the military spec vehicle also have limited slip diffs/locking diffs fitted? These are important from off reading perspective. Can you also shed light on if these are extremely important from a day to day routines of the army?
     
  18. abingdonboy

    abingdonboy Senior Member Senior Member

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    Um why? It is already outdated and if the IA had the ability to do so they would have phased it out long ago. The Gypsy will likely not be in any role within the Indian military within a decade or so.
     
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    Tata xenon shares much with safari storm.
    Who knows the next order for troop carrier will be Xenon pickups
     
  20. abingdonboy

    abingdonboy Senior Member Senior Member

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    The IA doesn't use pickups for troop transport.
     

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