Light tanks for Indian Army

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We have T-72s under 50 T after upgrade. Vijayanta is short term measure which can be used for now.

K 9 chassis weight around 25 will easily bring a light tank under 35 T with all bang.
Engine can be downgraded & hull have to be as close to 20t as possible... That'll leave 9-10ton for the turret, another 2-3 for the fuel & ammo.
 

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105 mm belgian gun is it good can someone superimpose that turret on k9 hull and post it here.at least we may know how it look.
 

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105 mm belgian gun is it good can someone superimpose that turret on k9 hull and post it here.at least we may know how it look.
We can use 105 gun in jeep mounted classic( just like jeep mounted m40) . In today's war seeing anti tank capabilities of pla army. Light tank are mostly of no use. With jeep mounted guns we could increase maneuverability and increase hit and run attack on pla forces. It will quite good It wiil be effective in giving surprises and for hit and run ambush. Pla army has got a effective anti tank capability and we are ignoring it.
We all have seen what happened to mbt in nagarno Karabakh war
 
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Engine can be downgraded & hull have to be as close to 20t as possible... That'll leave 9-10ton for the turret, another 2-3 for the fuel & ammo.
In that case isn't original idea of BMP or new IFV we may buy, mounted turret a better choice for a light tank under 30 T ? Even Korean light tank.. K 21 105 around 26 T is based on similar concept.

Cockerill Low weight turret /105 mm gun will weigh around 8 T + 3 T for fuel ammo etc.

To reduce weight to 20 T will taken major work and time.
 

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In that case isn't original idea of BMP or new IFV we may buy, mounted turret a better choice for a light tank under 30 T ? Even Korean light tank.. K 21 105 around 26 T is based on similar concept.

Cockerill Low weight turret /105 mm gun will weigh around 8 T + 3 T for fuel ammo etc.

To reduce weight to 20 T will taken major work and time.
I don't think we have enough of that, the 4 prototypes are supposed to roll out by the end of this year.
 

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