India says the overall performance of domestic Aqiongtanke Russian T-90 tanks beyond
article said Aqiongtanke the test of” victory “Russian-made T-90 tanks
As Prior to this, “Arjun” tanks has been the poor performance of the Indian Army has repeatedly said that only plans to purchase 124
BEIJING, March 26, 2007: According to the Russian military Equality Network reported on March 25, Indian-made “Ah Joan “in a recent meeting with Russian-made main battle tanks T-90 tanks for the comparison test of” victory. ” India’s “Business Standard” quoted in the test sources as saying, “Arjun” in all the most important indicators of tank tests are better than T-90. However, the specific results of each test is still subject to confidentiality.
this test at the end of February this year in Rajasthan desert, in comparison tests were 14, “Arjun” and 14 T-90. Period, each tank are required to perform three tactical missions, and each process must perform tasks across 50 km of desert areas and opened fire. Each tank in various stages of testing are required to be at least 10 times the road between the state and stop shooting. Throughout the tests made in each tank are driving a distance of 150 km and was shooting 30 to 50 times. In addition, the organizers have also compared the two tanks through a depth of 3-5 feet of water barrier capability.
Indian Army and the Defence Research and Development Organization representatives have said, “Arjun” tanks in the testing process has shown the ability to be better than T-90. Indian army officers said, but for “Arjun” tank operator proficiency is not enough, “Arjun” is likely to be more outstanding. However, according to their sources, the current military is accumulated using the “Arjun” tank experience.
as before, “Arjun” tanks in a variety of tests have been performed poorly, executives have repeatedly said the Indian Army plans to purchase only 124 made, “Arjun” tanks to equip the first 140 armored brigade.
“Arjun” Main Battle Tank by the Indian Ministry of Defence Defence Research and Development for over 30 years of research, the conventional general layout. The right side of the cockpit in front of the body, the body is located in the central turret, vehicle length and gunner in the turret on the right, the loader in the turret on the left, rear power unit. 120 mm main gun of the tank with the level of bi-level and stable, transmit ready shells. Supporting arms have a 7.62 mm machine gun and a parallel installation of the top of the turret 12.7 mm antiaircraft machine gun. Standard equipment includes computerized fire control system, day/night sighting system, rear-three units and the additional body fuel tanks.
the Indian military had asked, “Arjun” target to reach or exceed the German “Leopard II” tank level, but after 30 years of a long development process, the tank both in the power system , or in the gun performance are unable to meet basic operational needs. At the same time, “Arjun” 58.5 tons of weight but also most of the domestic Indian bridge can not afford. Previously reported that in 2006 delivered a total of 14 tanks for the Indian Army under combat conditions tested. However, the final testing activities have failed. In particular, imports from Germany have been frequent engine failures. (Compass)