List of India’s Main Battle Tanks (MBT). Know the Name and Specification of MBT
List of India’s Main Battle Tanks:- One of the most important factors of any military power is the might of its tanks. Wars in history have taught us the importance of armored tanks. We realized the importance of tank during the world war-2 when Hitler’s Germany cut through France like a knife through butter, all thanks to its superior Tiger Tanks.
India also start developing the advanced war tanks for the protaction of our territory. Indian Army has a total of over 3,500 battle tanks at the present date, but our army is not satisfy with this number, they wants more Main Battel tanks from its manufactuture. We need more tanks because of China and pakistan expanding the number of tanks in its fleet. We need be more strang than the present situation to face in any future conflict with these country.
List of India’s Main Battle Tanks (MBT):-
First of all, we should know what is Main Battle tanks of any country? the MBT is a tank that fills the armor-protected direct fire and maneuver role of many modern armies. MBT has more powerful engines, better suspension systems, and lighter-weight composite armor allowed the design of a tank that had the firepower of a super-heavy tank. The tank should be equipped with advanced modern technology, that can detect the enemy.
Here is the List of India’s Main Battle Tanks:-
- ARJUN MBT
- T-90 BHISHMA
- T-72 Ajeya
1. ARJUN Main Battle Tanks (MBT):-
Main Battle Tank (MBT) Arjun is a multi-laboratory programme of DRDO with CVRDE as the lead Laboratory. The thermal imager provides night vision facility to the gunner and the commander to observe and engage target in total darkness and in the presence of smoke, dust, haze and light camouflage.
It has a co-axial 7.62 mm machine gun for anti-personnel and a 12.7 mm machine gun for anti-aircraft. The Arjun boasts of a 120mm main gun with armor-piercing fin-stabilized discarding-sabot ammunition. A computer-controlled integrated fire control system is inbuild in ARJUN that gives a piercing fire.
ARJUN Fire Power:-
- Accurate and fast target acquisition capability during day and night and in all types of weather.
- Shortest possible reaction time during combat engagements.
- Ability to accurately engage targets on move.
- Capability to destroy all possible enemy armor at maximum battle ranges.
- Excellent first hit probability.
- High-performance engine with max speed: 70 km/hr
- Robust and effective transmission system particularly flexible hydropneumatic suspension.
- Optimized running gear with its high shock energy absorption.
- Arjun Engine is based on diesel and provides 1400 BHP at 2400 rpm.
2. T-90 BHISHMA:-
The T-90S is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and offers increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhny Tagil, Russia.
T-90 is a legendary Russian tank. India purchased 310 T-90S tanks from Russia back in 2001. T-90S is an upgrade to the T-72 tanks that India now produces domestically. T-90S Bhishma has been upgraded by a joint collaboration of the Indian, Russian and French engineers.
The T-90 Bhishma tanks are equipped with the French Thales-built Catherine-FC thermal sights and utilize Russian Kontakt-5 K-5 explosive reactive armored plates. The tank is powered by an 1130 HP engine and has a top speed of 60kmph. It has a 125mm smoothbore main gun and a 12.7mm heavy machine gun.
3. T-72 Ajeya:-
T-72 Ajeya is an upgrade on the Russian-made T-72 tanks. In 1978 India purchased 500 T-72 tanks from the USSR. The technology was subsequently transferred to India and tanks started getting produced domestically. T-72 tank has a main gun of 125mm.
The T-70 was armed with a 45-mm L/46 gun Model 38 with forty-five rounds carried, and a coaxial 7.62-mm DT machine gun. The tank was operated by a driver and a commander who loaded and fired the gun. Armour thickness on the turret front was 60 mm, turret sides and rear: 35 mm, hull front and sides: 45 mm, roof and bottom: 10 mm.
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