HOT TOPIC:
August 21, 2014
0
Email

A Look at Indian Army's Main Battle Tanks

[ Updated 06 Mar 2013, 06:39:25 ]
FONT SIZE


1. Arjun MBT Mk-1



The Arjun is a third generation main battle tank developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), for the Indian Army.



The Arjun features a 120 mm main rifled gun with indigenously developed APFSDS ammunition, one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun, and a 12.7 mm machine gun.

It is powered by a single MTU multi-fuel diesel engine rated at 1,400 hp, and can achieve a maximum speed of 70 km/h (43 mph) and a cross-country speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).

It has a four-man crew: commander, gunner, loader and driver. Automatic fire detection and suppression, and NBC protection systems are included.

All-round anti-tank warhead protection by the newly developed Kanchan armour is claimed to be much higher than available in comparable third generation tanks.

With a total of 248 to be built by Heavy Vehicles Factory. This to be followed by the Arjun MK-II and the FMBT



India Tv Mobile Wesbite
TODAY'S BEST VIDEO
PM Narendra Modi calls for ingenuity in defence r..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that...

Assam-Nagaland border violence turns violent, 2 d..

Many protesters were injured after police fired...

INDIAtv Poll
ALSO READ
X
Indian Army offers to join Narendra Modi's Ganga clean-up mission
New Delhi: Seeking to join Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to...
Read More >>