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Old 3rd January 2008, 19:21   #1
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We were on the way to Pondicherry last week when we spotted this Tank(?) near Hosur on the GQ. There were 2 trucks with this cargo going towards Bangalore. Has anyone seen anything similar?

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We were on the way to Pondicherry last week when we spotted this Tank(?) near Hosur on the GQ. There were 2 trucks with this cargo going towards Bangalore. Has anyone seen anything similar?

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Probably coming from the HVF at avadi near chennai.
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Wow - built like a Palio.
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Wow - built like a Palio.
and moves like a truck.
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Seen couple of those trucks with tanks payload parked on the left near the sarjapur-ORR junction signal on ORR along with other trucks which were not allowed to enter city limits during day time. And they weren't even covered.
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Am surprised that Military Tanks are transported on private Trucks, so far I had seen only Military trailers carrying Tanks.
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Wow - built like a Palio.
Moves like one too - on a truck!

OT could these be the new Arjun Tanks that the Army has just so reluctantly ordered 124 of?
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and moves like a truck.
and shoots like a Glock
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Any idea where these are heading to?

I think we need some of these for our (so called) roads. Crushing off all the pesky autos and cabs.
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By the way any idea what would be their average(in or out of city)? And what is the power and TORQUE?

We have seen few of them on duty near Pokran. They way they cruise through desert looks like they are ships sailing in arabian sea. One of them was covered with sand till its neck.

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Moves like one too - on a truck!

OT could these be the new Arjun Tanks that the Army has just so reluctantly ordered 124 of?
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By the way any idea what would be their average(in or out of city)? And what is the power and TORQUE?
I believe it is 10Litres per Km on city & 8 Litres per Km on the GQ. Runs on bio gas too.
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By the way any idea what would be their average(in or out of city)? And what is the power and TORQUE?

We have seen few of them on duty near Pokran. They way they cruise through desert looks like they are ships sailing in arabian sea. One of them was covered with sand till its neck. Tried for a snap, but one jawan kicked me out
Autocar India had tested the Arjun tank once and mileage which they were informed about was 6 liters of gasoline per kilometer! I tried to search for that road test on the autocar India website but looks like they have removed it.
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Autocar India had tested the Arjun tank once and mileage which they were informed about was 6 liters of gasoline per kilometer! I tried to search for that road test on the autocar India website but looks like they have removed it.

Looks like my guess wasn't too far from the truth, eh!
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Looks like my guess wasn't too far from the truth, eh!
You are the man john!
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I wonder what would the BHP, torque and engine specs of these machines....
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