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Pakistan produces its first main battle tank gun.

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  1. Tailchopper

    Tailchopper Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Pakistan produces its first tank gun
    April 18, 2011 IANS Islamabad

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    Pakistan's first locally-produced tank gun is ready to be fitted for its Main Battle Tanks (MBT), a media report said.

    Dawn Monday said that the tank gun is ready to be delivered to the Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) for Al-Khalid and Al-Zarar tanks. A tank gun is the main armament of a tank.

    HIT used to earlier procure 125 millimetre 'blanks' from France for the army's two main battle tanks. Blanks are the final shape of the gun barrel before it is finished. It was then fitted into the tank at HIT.

    While Al-Khalid - a joint venture between Pakistan and China - has been with the army since 2001, Al-Zarar is an upgraded T-59 tank.

    The country's first blank was produced at the Heavy Mechanical Complex (HMC) in Taxila.

    Dawn quoted an official as saying the army had given a go-ahead for the production of 50 125 mm barrels for the two MBTs.

    A specialised weapons grade steel was used to manufacture the tank gun. A block of metal is pressed to become a five-metre-long square bar that is forged into a smooth bore 125 mm barrel.

    The HIT has finalised a deal for Rs.200 million for the 50 barrels, which is slightly less than the cost of each barrel bought from France.

    The official said that after delivering 50 tank guns, the HMC plans to produce artillery guns for the Pakistan Army.

    Pakistan produces its first tank gun | Deccan Chronicle



    This is a significant development !!
     
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  2. Optimist

    Optimist Lieutenant SENIOR MEMBER

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    n what is the gun called? since anything indigenous by Pak has a name:tongue:
     
  3. A haseeb A

    A haseeb A Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    Come on,now dont try to flame.....take it serious,at least it is an effort.
     
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    MAFIAN GOD Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    What are the other specifications???
    Please post them too.
     
  5. Vidyanshu

    Vidyanshu Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    Good for pak.
     
  6. flanker143

    flanker143 Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    ^^ post reported....

    Dont post/troll just for the sake of increasing your post count !!!

    Most of your post are one liners !!!

    Just a suggestion--- avoid them....
     
  7. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    great but i m really sad for arjun our army is not encouraging like pak army encouraging al khalid ...
     
  8. Immanuel

    Immanuel 2nd Lieutant FULL MEMBER

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    Untrue buddy, Arjun Mk-1 outperformed the T-90S/M in trials, order was placed, improvements suggested, so MK-2 on the way with 93 improvements, 14 major improvements and rest minor, this summer will be trial by fire for mk-2, if it proves itself, could easily best the finest of tanks on the planet. Considering mk-1 version already out gunned and out ran the T-90S which already has few which can match it. T-90S/M with its canon launched missile, unparalleled all terrain performance and fire power can easily take out all chinese and pakistani tanks in a Jiffy. MK-2 Arjun should easily out match any othet tank out there.
     
  9. vikas jat

    vikas jat Captain SENIOR MEMBER

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    you know what recently army again put up list of major upgradation n improvment in mark 2 arjun so now mark 3 arjun will be made
     
  10. d14gtc

    d14gtc Lieutenant FULL MEMBER

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    OOOOOO --- so it is the GUN made in Pakistan not the TANK :sad: ---- an wat i was thinking till now :close_tema:
     
  11. farhan_9909

    farhan_9909 BANNED BANNED

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    Gun was previously manufactured under license from france.

    bt now indegenous gun is manufactured at HMC after a decade effort

    It will reduce the cost as it cost less than the french one..and giving us indegenous 125mm smoothbore gun capability

    The tank is manufactured AT HIT.the FCS and APS systems are from foriegn as well as the engine

    common with most of other MBT
     
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