shiv wrote:rohitvats wrote:In the 3rd pic, one can see what looks like a/c placed behind the turret within the grills. I think something similar will happen if IA opts for ECS aka a/c for T-90. Shows the acute limitation of space inside the russian design philosophy. That thing is going to glow like a sun when seen from a NVD/TI.
I can see a little face peering out from under the main gun in the 2nd pic, so I expect the wiper-equipped periscope in the 5th pic is the one on the turret next to the machine gun.
The sloped turret sides look nice but the inside is likely to be cramped and the tank appears susceptible to top attack.
Why would the Chinese put a huge a/c outside the tank for use in the world's coldest desert? For export to dealest plostitute maybe?
The tank is for export only if you read my header. I don' think its for Pakistan since they have their own Al Khalid program but Norinco had exported tanks to numerous customers and some of them are from hot desert environment.
Here is their own domestic tanks on PLA service it looks much heavier with some kind of shtora style protection system