The ARJUN MBT




 
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September 27th, 2004  
Xion
 

Topic: The ARJUN MBT


Here's some more info on the Arjun MBT to read and decide for future matches :

http://www.freewebs.com/vreddy/arjun.htm


Comparisons between some MBTs

Arjun mk.1
Length: 10.19 m / --- m (overall, gun forward and hull length)
Width: 3.86 m
Height: 2.32 m
Clearance:0.45 m
Weight: 58.5 ton
Engine: 1400 hp
ptw: 23.9 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.84 kg/cm2



T-90S
Length: 9.53 m / 6.86 m
Width: 3.78 m
Height: 2.23 m
Clearance: 0.45 m
Weight: 46.5 ton
Engine: 1000 hp
ptw: 21.5 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.87 kg/cm2




T-72M1
Length: 9.53 m / 6.89m
Width: 3.59 m
Height: 2.23 m
Clearance: 0.46 m
Weight: 41.5 ton
Engine: 780 hp
ptw: 18.8 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.83 kg/cm2




T80U
Length: 9.66 m / 7.01 m
Width: 3.60 m
Height: 2.20 m
Clearance: 0.45 m
Weight: 46.0 ton
Engine: 1250 hp
ptw: 27.2 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.87 kg/cm2




Merkava IV
Length: 9.04 m / 8.78 m
Width: 3.72 m
Height: 2.66 m
Clearance: 0.46 m
Weight: 65 ton
Engine: 1500 hp
ptw: 23.1 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.90 kg/cm2




Leopard IIA6
Length: 11.29 m / 7.72 m
Width: 3.74 m
Height: 2.79 m
Clearance: 0.49 (rear) - 0.54 (front) m
Weight: 62.5 ton
Engine: 1500 hp
ptw: 24.0 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.93 kg/cm2




Leclerc
Length: 9.87 m / 6.88 m
Width: 3.71 m
Height: 2.53 m
Clearance: 0.5 m
Weight: 54.5 ton
Engine: 1500 hp
ptw: 27.5 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.90 kg/cm2




Challenger II
Length: 11.55 m / 8.33 m
Width: 3.52 m
Height: 2.50 m
Clearance: 0.5 m
Weight: 62.5 ton
Engine: 1200 hp
ptw: 19.2 hp/t
ground pressure: 0.90 kg/cm2
September 27th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
thanks Xion. How many arjuns are currently in service?
September 27th, 2004  
Xion
 
It was inducted into the army on 7 th August 2004 , don't have an exact number though about how many are functional.
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September 28th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
Looks cool.
September 28th, 2004  
Xion
 
Some more info on the Arjun MBT:

http://www.drdo.org/products/mbt.htm





Arjun MK1











September 28th, 2004  
SHERMAN
 
 
It is a prettey monster, isent it...
September 28th, 2004  
A Can of Man
 
 
Looks nice actually.
Dunno about placing the optics smack in the front of the turret armor but I'm sure the designers had their reasons.
September 29th, 2004  
Snauhi
 
turret looks weird and it doesent look armourde.
September 29th, 2004  
godofthunder9010
 
 
I don't know if the turret looks weird so much, but it could use a better focus on sloped armor. Flat panels on the turret, IMO provide a better target for an armor piercing round. Sloped turrets deflect direct hits at least to some degree. Still, it looks to be an excellent tank on the whole.
September 30th, 2004  
AlexKall
 
The turrent (flat front) looks alot like Leo 2 A4, well maybe not much besides it beeing flat but i hope you get what i ment with it