T-90S MAIN BATTLE TANK


[ The Modern Indian Army ]


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Image  Vivek J Patankar The pride & joy of the Indian Armoured Corps' latest behemoth - the 46.5 ton, T-90S MBT - on display for the press at a firepower demo held in January 2006 at a firing range near Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The tank represents a technological leap over the current workhorse, the T-72M1.
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Image  Vivek J Patankar An jawan hops on-board the T-90S MBT during the firepower demo at the army's firing range in Ahmednagar, Maharashtra. The camouflage applied on these tanks are bright orange/yellow, with an abundant spread of dark olive green - perfect to blend in with the terrain.
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Image  Ministry of Defence, Govt of India The T-90S MBT - known as Bhisma in the Indian Army - will constitute around 30% of the Indian Army's combat tank force. Licensed production of the tank is likely to begin in 2006-07 at Heavy Vehicles Factory, Avadi.
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A pair of Indian Army T-90S MBTs at the 2003 Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi. The T-90S [Improved] is the export version of the Russian T-90M and features a welded turret, the V-92S2 engine and an ESSA thermal viewer. The Indian Army's T-90S is not to be confused with the simplified T-90S export version.
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Image  PVS Jagan Mohan A close up of the T-90's well protected turret, but without the TShU1-7 Shtora-1 countermeasures suite. Indian Army T-90s are not fitted with the system. This image was taken at the Indian Army's EME (Electrical & Mechanical Engineers) Equipment Display on 21 November 2004 in Hyderabad.
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Image  Steven Zaloga A detailed line drawing of the T-90 MBT.
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