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Arjun Mk.2
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rkraptor70 Author
rkraptor70

BTW Is it just me of the Mk-II shares a good amount of resemblance with the T-90?

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SantaofDeath
SantaofDeath

I'd take a bet that the Indians based the added turret armor on the Russian design.

Wikipedia said that the Indians signed an agreement with the Russians for the "transfer of key T-90 technologies."

here's the wikipedia page and the source they cited
En.wikipedia.org
Hindu.com

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rkraptor70 Author
rkraptor70

Yeah the Bhishma variant of the T-90. India operates aprox.620 of them. There are sources claims that they are going to buy 354 MS variants as well. Though the later is unlikely as the Mk-II is going to enter full production from next year.

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VWV
VWV

Honestly, i don't like this tank.
It looks like the designer originally wanted to go for a western like tank, then suddendly realized the T-90 potential and went this way.
Hence the T-90 like turret and the frontal glacis.
Also, this camouflage and the ridiculus turret mantle only makes things worse...

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rkraptor70 Author
rkraptor70

Well the Mk1 was meant to be a heavily armored, heavily armed tanks like the Leo-2. While it managed to accomplished that goal, the tank became wayyy too expensive, complicated and heavy to enter mass production. The Mk.2 is a revised and somewhat dowgraded variant, geared for mass production. India plans replace their entire inventory of T-55 and T-72M tanks with it.

Besides, this tanks "Kanchan" ("gold") modular composite armour has proven that it is immune to standard shell of the T-72 rounds even at point blank range. Also, in January 2000 at Proof & Experimental Establishment (PXE), Balasore, Arjun tank armor defeated all available HESH and FSAPDS rounds including Israeli APFSDS rounds.

This tank may looks funny, but it's a threat that deserves respect.

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Urdnot669
Urdnot669

I like the tank but hate the camo. Makes them look like the official armored division of Legoland...

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yahoodi
yahoodi

LEGOLAND 4TH ARMOURED REGIMENT

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