Sanku wrote:<SNIP>Arjun failed its AUCRT in 2008 so the DRDO asking for compartive trials in 2006 is another of the hoax perpetrated by determined anti IA lobby which is trying to fire off Arjun shoulders (while in reality couldn't care less)<SNIP>
Let me state this upfront - You are lying by making the above statements. You have been given explanations earlier of what AUCRT is (by me) and in spite of that you are giving the above argument. This simply goes to show that your interest here is simply to argue for the sake of it and for that, you'll obfuscate a point or simply lie your way through.
Well if you are using the lying word, I am afraid let me be blunt and say that it is my understanding that is correct and you are wrong. I wont call you are lying, just taken yourself where you are opinionated to a point where you are at variance with reality.
And please dont tell me what AUCRTs are, I am sure you will remember that this point was explained by me on the forum
Basically, IA takes the equipment, like 02 Arjun tanks in this case and puts them through paces. The objective is to subject the equipment to such intense usage so as to mimic the utilization over entire life period (which can be 20-25 years for a tank).
For the first time, when people were complaining that T 90 engine failed
, I was the one to explain the same.
And BTW, the AUCRT of T-90 was termed as inadequate by the team from EME because the tanks were not run to death
I am sorry they were indeed run to death, the deaths happened as expected.
Let me add another thing now ---
There is a concept of PASS and FAIL in AUCRT.If a equipment can run to its designed life -- it passes.If a equipment shows excessive wear and tear before its designed life, it fails.
AUCRT because it showed excessive wear and tear far earlier than its designed life. We are not talking of 90% as in case of T 90. These were basic failures at early stages (as documented, of course they were so dramatic that sabotage was claimed, but unfortunately, the reason was not sabotage, but poor manufacturing)
People should learn to accept the facts as they exist.
And btw, even DRDO/CVRDE/Avadi accepts the same, so other than this thread which is truly in la la land, where Arjun was flapping its wings and flying and shooting down F22 in 1974, the reality is that Arjun has been ready for deployment only in 2009 best case.
The other reality is that NO ONE knows what the current sustained rate of production at Avadi is.