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Old 4th January 2008, 09:55   #16
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Please water mark the pics !! Otherwise, one of these auto mag journalist will pass them off as a SCOOP
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When/where can I order one ? And what's the ICE setup on these babies?
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Old 4th January 2008, 10:36   #18
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cousin of mine said the MBTs (Main Battle Tanks) give a mileage of about 7Lits / kilometer.
Engine is a V-46 12-cylinder diesel for T-72 all the way upto a V-84 12-cyl. air-cooled diesel for T-72B and T-72S and V-92S2 12-cyl. diesel for T-72BM (T-72B)
780 hp (582 kW) for T-72
840 hp (626 kW) for T-72B
1000 hp (746 kW) for T-72BM

1200L fuel tank Top speed for the T72 - 60Kpmh on road, and ~ 40Kmph off road.
If my memory serves me right- the Arjun is the T72

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I remember watching a program on TV long back about some guy in Britain who drives his own personal tank around the city.

It was street legal!

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Found a link
Man shells out 14k on army tank for supermarket run | the Daily Mail

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I doubt this is a Main Battle Tank; perhaps a smaller variant. The known MBTs - the T72s and the Arjun's are much bigger. In fact the Arjun is so large and heavy that it cannot be transported by train because some of the interlinking bridges would collapse under its weight. It is air-lifted.
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Please water mark the pics !! Otherwise, one of these auto mag journalist will pass them off as a SCOOP

How do i watermark these pics?
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I wonder what would the BHP, torque and engine specs of these machines....
I think it does a 0-10 in 10 seconds!
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I doubt this is a Main Battle Tank; perhaps a smaller variant. The known MBTs - the T72s and the Arjun's are much bigger. In fact the Arjun is so large and heavy that it cannot be transported by train because some of the interlinking bridges would collapse under its weight. It is air-lifted.
I was about to say the same. These are very small tanks.
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If my memory serves me right- the Arjun is the T72
Madan,
The T-72 is a Russian tank and been in production since the early 70s and has been with the Indian Army for over 2 decades. The new T-90 we are getting from the Russians is the latest upgrade of the T-72.

The Arjun is the indigenous tank that has been on the works since the 70s. Only now the Army has been convinced by the Defense Department to accept it after a lot of modifications that DRDO had to do per the Army's request.

The Arjun weighs 58.5 tonnes, a whopping 17 tonnes more than the T-72. That is the reason it doesn't fit in any of the existing rail tank transport racks.

:: Bharat-Rakshak.com - The Consortium of Indian Military and Defence Websites :: is a great site to check out if you want to learn more about the tanks or anything Indian Armed Forces related.
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When/where can I order one ? And what's the ICE setup on these babies?
these are manufactured closer to where you belong... at Avadi, near chennai, at a factory called "heavy vehicles factory". You could go to icici for the loan i guess... take your form 16 with you just in case...

go in for the VXI model with ABS and airbags.. lol
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these are manufactured closer to where you belong... at Avadi, near chennai, at a factory called "heavy vehicles factory".
Yes, thats one of the Indian Ordnance Factories, under the aegis of Ministry of Defence.

And no, you can not go anywhere near it, Lol. Its a prohibited area, as are the other Indian Ordnance Factories.
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Default Restored WW-II american "tank destroyer" light tank up for sale at $250K

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/mil...st-250000.html

Apparently fitted with a piston engined aircraft's radial engine, and extremely fast because of very light armor and a single 76 mm gun (which has been made non functional for sale to civilians, oh well).

Apparently was the fastest tracked vehicle in the world till the turbine powered M1 Abrams came along some decades later.

Who has a spare 250k USD to drive this down our roads? Guaranteed nobody will try to scratch your paint, so net saving in the long run.
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Who has a spare 250k USD to drive this down our roads? Guaranteed nobody will try to scratch your paint, so net saving in the long run.
Driving this on our roads is going to be real fun, and nobody dare touch you. But finding a parking in the city is going to be difficult. That said, I am sure the cops cannot tow or clamp this. But how do we lock this thing? Do we lock the turret with a Godrej padlock?
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Driving this on our roads is going to be real fun, and nobody dare touch you. But finding a parking in the city is going to be difficult. That said, I am sure the cops cannot tow or clamp this. But how do we lock this thing? Do we lock the turret with a Godrej padlock?
parking? just keep moving it and it'll crunch whatever tata ace or innova is blocking your parking spot.

Oh - there is a towing hook - and a big one - behind the tank turret as you can see. Question is - what will they get that can tow something weighing several tons.

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Guessing from the look of its gun barrel it is probably a Arjun Mk II. But in my heart it is a PTWFS Mk II.....and what's that....
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