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DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)

Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project

DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna)

Main Battle Tank (MBT) Project

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The abortive Tank EX MBT project from DRDO of India used the best qualities of the struggling Arjay program and netted just two prototypes.
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ORIGIN: India
YEAR: 2002
MANUFACTURER(S): Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) - India
PRODUCTION: 2
OPERATORS: India (cancelled)
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the DRDO Tank EX / MBT Ex (Karna) model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 4
LENGTH: 30.18 feet (9.2 meters)
WIDTH: 11.06 feet (3.37 meters)
HEIGHT: 9.61 feet (2.93 meters)
WEIGHT: 52 Tons (47,000 kilograms; 103,617 pounds)
ENGINE: 1 x Diesel-fueled turbocharged engines developing 1,000 horsepower and driving a conventional track-and-wheel arrangement.
SPEED: 37 miles-per-hour (60 kilometers-per-hour)
RANGE: 298 miles (480 kilometers)
ARMAMENT



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.

Ammunition:
Not Available.
NBC PROTECTION: Yes - Optional.
NIGHTVISION: Yes.
ANTI-AIRCRAFT: Yes.
VARIANTS



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