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India's ARJUN tanks mostly broken


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Actually, it's more like 75% are out of commission.   

 

Here is the thing I don't understand about the Arjun.  You would think that they would have selected the MTU 883 engine, just like Israel did for the Merk 4 or like Korea with the K2. Or at the very least, the MB-873 from the Leo 2.  But no, they use the MTU MB-838 Ka 501 diesel.  This is essentially a more powerful version of the engine in the Leopard 1.  So basically, they got MTU's oldest engine design, gussied up to pull a bunch of extra power out of it.  Now, it might be a good engine, I don't really know for sure.  But still, you would think they would have gone with something a little newer.  

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The problem there is you assume anything to do with the entire Arjun program would be logical though.

 

And not  "a Program that's spent 40 years only to produce one of the shittest 3rd generations MBTs of all time."

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The problem there is you assume anything to do with the entire Arjun program would be logical though.

 

And not  "a Program that's spent 40 years only to produce one of the shittest 3rd generations MBTs of all time."

Indeed.  Their original idea for the Arjun (way back in the late 70's) was to make their own licensed version of the AVCR-1360.  This was essentially the engine developed for the MBT-70 and the General Motors XM1 prototype that lost to the Chrysler entry.  They couldn't get more than 500 HP out of the ones they built, even though it was supposed to be a 1500 HP engine.  So they gave up and went with a foreign produced engine.  

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