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T-90s Bheeshma

T-90s Bheeshma-The destroyer :

The T-90 is a Russian third-generation main battle tank that is a modernisation of the T-72. It is the latest development in the T-series of Russian tanks and represents an increase in firepower, mobility and protection. It is manufactured by Uralvagonzavod in Nizhnyi Tagil, Russia.The T-90S entered service with the Russian Army in 1992. In February 2001, the Indian Army signed a contract for 310 T-90S tanks, Out of which 120 were delivered completely, 90 in semi knocked down kits and 100 in complete knocked down kits.

The T-90 weighs around 46 tonnes and has  a new diesel engine,jaming system,laser warning receivers.The main armament of T-90 is 125mm smoothbore gun with 43 rounds and a 12.7 mm heavy machine gun is also mounted on the tank that is operated manually as well as remotely controlled from the inside the turret by the commander.It has a crew members of 3.

After a series of imports from Russia, finally India got the licence to manufacture the T-90S. Russia supplied documents for the local manufacture of the tank in India. A T-90S Bhishma tank was thus manufactured by the Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi, Tamil Nadu on January 7, 2004. Following which 10 others were manufactured by the end of 2009.
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