- Jan 10, 2013
chinese version isnt compact and lacks direct firing capability sideways due to obstruction. Both of them are imp esp in mountain warfare. you can always carry ammo separately in more quantities in separate vehicle.Don't you guys think Kalyani 105mm MGS is just proof of concept and not a fully military grade mature product. Its basically screwdrivergiri of mandus 105mm artillery. They could have atleast tried to engineer the concept on a vehicle like pcl-161 and pcl-171. Just compare these three vehicles and find out which one seems better.
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and now compare these to this jugaad of kalyani mgs
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So, where is the space for ammo and crew to operate the gun. And if anything to learn from Ukraine is that you atleast want your vehicle to be protected from shrapnels. This is just not good.
Only advantage of this vehicle is lightweight of 5.5tons but no space for gun crew and ammo. Otoh Chinese systems providers for both as well as basic Armor in total weight of some 11tons.
We haven't also got enough chinooks to lug around these kalayani mgs for air mobility ops too.
It may sadden some people but I surely don't want this half baked system in IA.
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