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Old 13th February 2013, 02:54   #1
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Default Tata Troop Carrier with Soft Top : SA 1212TC 4x4

Hi everyone,

I had a chance to spot this beauty of Thrissur BSF camp, TATA 1212c KL 08 AW 5308 BS3, when the troops came to give Gun salutes on the death of serving member from my panchayath "Vallikunnam".

Troop Carrier with Soft Top on SA 1212TC/ 42 CabChassis (4x4) with Cummins Engine with 7 Tyres Size 9.00x20-12 PR BSIII

Tata Troop Carrier with Soft Top : SA 1212TC 4x4-1.jpg

Front right wheel
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Front Left wheel
Tata Troop Carrier with Soft Top : SA 1212TC 4x4-3.jpg

Front view, extra fog lamps-crash guard , LOOK AT THE INTERCOOLER
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Rear axle
Tata Troop Carrier with Soft Top : SA 1212TC 4x4-5.jpg

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Thanks for sharing! Added attachments to your opening post
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Something is wrong here. I know it for sure that Military numbers are not this way. What platoon was it? White plates and fog lamps??
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Something is wrong here. I know it for sure that Military numbers are not this way. What platoon was it? White plates and fog lamps??
Excellent observation amtak You are right,military vehicles start with an "UP" arrow with numbers 08/09/10, where 09/10 refers to the year of induction of the vehicle into the armed forces.

Pic for reference -
Tata Troop Carrier with Soft Top : SA 1212TC 4x4-img_2277.jpg

In the above example the number beside the arrow is 00, which means that the jeep was inducted into the army in year 2000.

EDIT - I believe that the alphabet B refers to the quater of the year that it was inducted.
A - 1st quater
B - 2nd quater
C - 3rd quater
D - 4th quater

Gurus, please correct if I'm wrong. Sorry for being off topic.
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Something is wrong here. I know it for sure that Military numbers are not this way. What platoon was it? White plates and fog lamps??
If that's a BSF vehicle ( as it was seen in a BSF camp),the number is correct as only the Armed Forces have the unique military style numbers and not paramilitary forces.They have regular numbering system.
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Excellent observation amtak You are right,military vehicles start with an "UP" arrow with numbers 08/09/10, where 09/10 refers to the year of induction of the vehicle into the armed forces.

Pic for reference -
Attachment 1050664

In the above example the number beside the arrow is 00, which means that the jeep was inducted into the army in year 2000.

EDIT - I believe that the alphabet B refers to the quater of the year that it was inducted.
A - 1st quater
B - 2nd quater
C - 3rd quater
D - 4th quater

Gurus, please correct if I'm wrong. Sorry for being off topic.
Regards,
Varun
TBHP thread on this - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...tml#post563978 (How to read defence number plates??)

Some more info on this from a TOI article.
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Unlike other license numbering systems, defence vehicles have a unique numbering system. The numbers are registered by the ministry of defence in New Delhi. The first (or the third) character is always an arrow pointing upwards. The next two digits (or the two preceding the arrow) signify the year in which the defence department procured the vehicle. The next is the base code, followed by the serial number. The letter ending after the serial number indicates the class of the vehicle. The arrow prevents the number from being read wrongly in case the number plate (and/or the vehicle bearing it) turns upside down.
http://articles.timesofindia.indiati...plates-defence

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We procure vehicles from Army/Navy/AirForce ,CRPF & RAF.
Yes, Para military forces does not have BA (broad arrow) number.
This one is registered in Thrissur itself. I wonder why it is NOT exempted from road tax!
See the registration details.
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Excellent observation amtak You are right,military vehicles start with an "UP" arrow with numbers 08/09/10, where 09/10 refers to the year of induction of the vehicle into the armed forces.

Pic for reference -
Attachment 1050664

In the above example the number beside the arrow is 00, which means that the jeep was inducted into the army in year 2000.

EDIT - I believe that the alphabet B refers to the quater of the year that it was inducted.
A - 1st quater
B - 2nd quater
C - 3rd quater
D - 4th quater

Gurus, please correct if I'm wrong. Sorry for being off topic.
Regards,
Varun
Varun, 'A', 'B' etc stands for the class of the vehicle.
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All jeeps/Jongas/Gypsy etc are B class vehicles while the A class vehicles are generally tracked vehicles. If anyone is interested in the entire classification let me know or lese wont bore you with the ABC details here. lol.
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We procure vehicles from Army/Navy/AirForce ,CRPF & RAF.
Yes, Para military forces does not have BA (broad arrow) number.
This one is registered in Thrissur itself. I wonder why it is NOT exempted from road tax!
See the registration details.
Attachment 1050836
There was another TL 4x4 Crew Cab Pickup as well , painted white with side graphics and KL 8 Regn.
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