Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Indian produced T-90 Bhishma MBT rolls out

India's armoured might got a long-awaited boost as the first specimen of indigenously built Russian T-90 tank rolled out . Called Bhishma in India, the T-90 tank is already in operational service with the army and is currently the country's main battle tank (MBT).

The first Indian produced T-90 MBT rolled out of the Heavy Vehicles Factory, just outside Chennai. Built under licensed technology from Russia, the T-90 is a formidable main battle tank built with all the signature characteristics of Soviet tank technology.

Bhishma will be inducted into the Army's strike corps armoured regiments in Rajasthan and Punjab sectors. Overall, India plans to operate a huge fleet of 1,600 T-90 tanks.The low-slung armoured machine is built for fighting across deserts and plains at night, and built to dodge enemy fire effectively. Nimble on its tracks, the tank is also built to survive in a nuclear, chemical or biological warfare environment.


to asian defence

which gunner main sight it has,french built main sight doesn't work without proper air conditioning in the tank.

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