So these are fairly new tanks and could not have seen much service to have fan belt broken or oil leaks. What is the history of fan belt breaking? Also it broke on the Tank #2 which may be didn't see much service. Were these two tanks overhalued at the depot before sending to the competition?
How did they perform in the shooting part of the competition: Lap 2, Lap 3, and Lap3?
Fan belt broken is what is in the news. Its a Rubber part can break.
Oil leak is more of a maintenance issue (my view) (these kind of machines have oil pressure sensor, thus they knew there is a problem and it was replaced with Tank No 2. Even if you top up oil when Tank No 1 was reused it was just a plain Know Risk taken, they were just hopeing it will last till end)
( now if CAG were to audit this, they will blame the officer who authorized the reuse of Tank No 1 with know issue of oil leak. They will do an audit noteing saying Officer XYZ knowingly used an equipment which had an engine issue and as a result had a engine running without engine oil, resulting in loss of an engine costing GoI 2-3 cr approx.)
Both Tank No1 and Tank No 2 were part of Individual Race of stage 1. (Plus there was a Tank No 3 which missed semi-finals by 60 Sec)
Each Crew Did 4 laps.
What I observed was over all for all countries in semi-finals:
- No 3 crew was first to start and then No 2 crew and then best crew to end like a Relay race.
As for Shooting we were better but firing on move should have been better.
China strategy was we have a light tank with greater hp ratio so just be fast, miss target and do penalty laps and they did this and were FAST, quite fast.
IA does not have a policy of out of turn overhaul of equipment. So no chance the Tanks were jsut overhauled.
Out of All the Tanks used T-90 had the weakest engine as per specifications.
T-90 engine = V92S2 735 KW / 1000 BHP weight 46.5T
T-72B3 = = V92S2F 840 KW / 1130 BHP weight 44.5T
Type-96B = rumored to be a 1000-1200 HP engine weight 42T