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DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)

Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project

The abortive Tank EX MBT project from DRDO of India used the best qualities of the struggling Arjay program and netted just two prototypes.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 2/1/2019
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Year: 2002
Manufacturer(s): Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) - India
Production: 2
Crew: 4
Length: 30.18 ft (9.2 m)
Width: 11.06 ft (3.37 m)
Height: 9.61 ft (2.93 m)
Weight: 52 tons (47,000 kg; 103,617 lb)
Power: 1 x Diesel-fueled turbocharged engines developing 1,000 horsepower and driving a conventional track-and-wheel arrangement.
Speed: 37 mph (60 kph)
Ceiling: 298 miles (480 km)
Operators: India (cancelled)


1 x 120mm Main Gun with Anti-Tank, Guided-Missile (ATGM) capability.
1 x 12.7mm Anti-Aircraft (AA) Heavy Machine Guns (HMGs).
1 x 7.62mm Co-axial machine gun.

Not Available.

Variants / Models

• Tank EX - Base Project Name.
• MBT Ex - Alternative project name.
• Karna - Rumored series name.
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