Monday, September 10, 2012

Know Your "Bhishma"

Know Your "Bhishma"

T-90 Bhishma
Crew: 3
Ground Pressure: 0.87 kg/cm2
Engine: Powered by a 1,000 hp V-92S2 four-stroke V-12 diesel engine with a power-to-weight ratio of 21.5 hp/ton
Fuel Capacity: 1600 litres
Maximum Speed: On Road; 65 km/h, Cross-Country; 45 km/h
Vertical Obstacle: 0.85 metres
Armament: 1 x 125mm 2A46M smoothbore gun with 43 rounds, 1 x 12.7mm NSVT anti-aircraft gun with 300 rounds, 1 x 7.62mm PKT co-axial machine gun with 2000 rounds, 1 x 5.45mm AKS-74 rifle, carried on storage rack, with 300 rounds
The 12.7mm NSVT, mounted on the commander's contra-rotating copula which can be aimed and fired under complete armour protection, uses the PZU-7 machine gun sight and the 1ETs29 (with vertical stabilisation) machine gun FCS (Fire Control System)

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