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Old 24th August 2007, 16:31   #76
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Awesome....looks really MEAN and BOLD
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Old 24th August 2007, 17:23   #77
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Well everyone here seems to like the AXE and it looks like a much better replacement for the Gypsy but on the other hand doesn't it look like a cheap imitation of the Hummer! I mean they could have finalized hundreds of designs that looked diffrent but why one that looks like a hummer!
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Old 24th August 2007, 17:44   #78
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dinar i was talking about the indian army cars. could you show me one jonga or cj or any other small vehicle driven by the jawans. the axe could be an exception.
but they probably want to make it easier for the army with an auto.
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I like the three wiper set-up but the wipers look crude.
How come the wiper direction is LHD oriented?

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Great to see independent suspension on front. Wonder what's the set-up at the rear.
Saw the pics again. The rear too is independent. Isn't that great?
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i had heard about it too, but i believe that collaboration did not go through as there were some hitches. they had sent a car down to the mahindra facility though for engineering purposes. maybe this car was made copying that car and like mahindra had done in the 60's and 70's with willy's have the grill and their logo's put on it. my jeep is a willy's but sports a mahindra front grill. this was also used in the indian army
NO. Ram 2000 is a Armoured Personal carrier and not a regular troop carrier, so Mahindra Axe cannot be a copy of it. I think Army settled for a Abhay that is under development at DRDO, so the Mahindra-Israel collaboration didn't go through. There may be an Israeli input in Axe if the 300-400 hp engine rumor is true but that would be about it I guess.

or may be..

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NO. Ram 2000 is a Armoured Personal carrier and not a regular troop carrier, so Mahindra Axe cannot be a copy of it. I think Army settled for a Abhay that is under development at DRDO, so the Mahindra-Israel collaboration didn't go through. There may be an Israeli input in Axe if the 300-400 hp engine rumor is true but that would be about it I guess.
or may be..
mayavi it could be possible that mahindra has taken inputs from the ram2000 and various other designs to build the axe. i am sure they must have utilised the isreali inputs to build something unique and different from the run of the mill army cars of the past.
i have my doubts of the car haveing a 300-400hp engine. it probably could carry the scorpio's export 180 hp engine or a new 200hp engine
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Old 24th August 2007, 23:01   #82
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what a beut, but dont think it will be more than 140-150 bhp
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Old 24th August 2007, 23:10   #83
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Yeah, I don't think they need 400 HP and top speed of 240 KM for a vehicle that will only be used in Desert and some inhospitable Himalayan terrain. Only the heavy TATRA trucks have engines that produce more than 300 HP.
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hmm...looks good...but who cares as I wont be able to afford it in my dreams even if a civilian version were to be made....
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Old 25th August 2007, 08:41   #85
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Anyways Its a good vehicle except for one thing, the LHD oriented wipers, Can someone shed some light on it!!!!
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Anyways Its a good vehicle except for one thing, the LHD oriented wipers, Can someone shed some light on it!!!!
the vipers also have me puzzled. maybe they are just for show and were fitted to give a complete look for the test run and inspection by the army people. the other reason i could think of is that it may have to do something with better visibility in the rains.
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Nice Pics. Thanx for sharing.
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Just had a meeting with a getleman from Mahindra Defence Systems... will be going over to look at the construction facility of TheAxe on monday or wednesday. Meanwhile go to know a lot of things about the vehicle, especially the engine and drivetrain... cant reveal stuff yet, but pics and details will be in Autocar anniversary issue which hits the stands tomorrow. Cheers.

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Just had a meeting with a getleman from Mahindra Defence Systems... will be going over to look at the construction facility of TheAxe on monday or wednesday. Meanwhile go to know a lot of things about the vehicle, especially the engine and drivetrain... cant reveal stuff yet, but pics and details will be in Autocar anniversary issue which hits the stands tomorrow. Cheers.

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Hey are they engaging you as CHIEF OF DESIGN or something ???? So are we going to know more about "The AXE" from you soon..Looking forward to it. Way to go Arush !!

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Awesome. See now there's a jeep. Excellent.
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