India took 35 years to develop it’s own first tank and you know this is completely a monster from hell #Hindustan360

December 6, 2016 Admin  Comment

In the mid-1970s, India began development on a totally new, advanced main battle tank that would satisfy the needs of the country’s Armored Corps. An impressive combination of firepower, armor protection and mobility. View more at #Hindustan360.

The tank was to be India’s first indigenously produced tank—and one of the best in the world. The service date for the tank, known as Arjun, was confidently set for 1985. Instead, the Arjun suffered a tortuously long development period spanning two centuries. The final result, introduced into the army twenty-six years later than originally planned, is a mess of a tank that not even the Indian Army wants. 

How the Arjun is designed Read more about the post ]

Production history
Designed March 1974–present
Manufacturer Heavy Vehicles Factory
Unit cost 559 million (US$8.3 million)
Produced 2004–present
Number built 366 (248 Mk-I and 118 Mk-II ordered)
Variants Tank EX
Weight 58.5 tonnes (57.6 long tons; 64.5 short tons)

Mk.2=68 tonnes (67 long tons; 75 short tons)
Length 10.638 metres (34 ft 10.8 in)
Width 3.864 metres (12 ft 8.1 in)
Height 2.32 metres (7 ft 7 in)
Crew 4 (commander, gunner, loader and driver)

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