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Discussion in 'Indian Army' started by jagjitnatt, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Abingdonboy

    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    This is the OFB vehicle:



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    Taken from:
    https://www.drdo.gov.in/drdo/labs1/VRDE/English/indexnew.jsp?pg=facility.jsp

    Understandably, there is no offical news/info of this vehicle AFAIK out in the public domain. This picture was released incidentally as part of a DRDO press release showcasing the test facilities of DRDO/VRDE.
     
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    GuardianRED Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Honestly, the cabin looks like a Tatra .... Since similar ones used here in the UAE forces

    Tatra.jpg

    Still it is a possibility, there they are using existing 12X12 chassis with this revised cabin no?
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Nah, look at the cab of the OFB product; windscreen is straight, on TATRA it is angular.

    And the 12x12 TATRA chassis is totally different to the (OFB) one seen above:
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    TATRA is in OO--OO--OO-- configuration, OFB one is in OOO---OOO--

    I think it is safe to say this is not a TATRA .
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Don't be impressed.
    Its just showing the test facilities of VRDE. In those pics even Humvee , 2 wheelers , etc are there.

    It all likelihood its a foreign platform undergoing tests.

    Development of a unified class of platform for increased mobility for carrying missiles is under development. TATA , Mahindra and Ashok Leyland, all are working on it. And this news is from November 2016.

    Wait till the end of 2017, we should see the prototypes out.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Water Car Engineer on another forum made a good point, you can see the DRDO emblem on the cab:


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    Fact is, I haven't been able to find any such product from any global OEM thus far.
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    I failed to spot it.

    Now I feel this could be something very interesting.

    When is the next defence expo?
     
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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    Next year (2018), right? Not sure where it will be held though (last time it was Goa).
     
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    kurup 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    I also observed the emblem on the cabin ..... if it's a DRDO product , kudos to them .... but the cabin has good resemblence to the MAN truck you posted .

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    Abingdonboy Major Technical Analyst

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    The cabin looks very similar indeed but the chassis looks vastly different from the wheel arches to wheel configuration and exhaust pipe placement. Even trivial things like the footstep on the driver's door, fuel tank configuration and spare wheel location are different.

    The DRDO (?) vehicle also has dramtically larger tyres and greter suspension travel than any MAN HX/SX truck I have seen.

    To my knowledge MAN have never shown a 12x12 HX/SX series vehicle, sure this could be a highly evolved version but I am yet to see any evidence such a vehicle has been developed by them.
     
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    kurup 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    True ........ If it's a DRDO product , then I am the happiest person in this world ......... This could be predecessor to a 16X16 TEL , a BM carrier ...... :D
     
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    [​IMG]TATA 12x12
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    A Chinese 12x12
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    Ankit Kumar 001 Major Technical Analyst

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    There was a 12x12 variant of this truck for S300 too , can not find it now though.

    [​IMG]
     
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