CONGRATULATIONS YOU GOT IT!!
This is what I have been trying to say for so long. First you have a rifled gun, then you jump through hoops to make sure your shell does not spin.
Again reading comprehension.. The Shell will spin (the last post was a typo, the earlier ones were correct). The Warhead in the shell will not spin
for a potential HEAT round from the Arjun. Too bad for you, if you understood otherwise. That is what I have always been saying. To put a HEAT round in a rifle gun like the Arjuns and to NOT spin it will be colossally bad practice , unless it is a "Kaam chalao" round .
As of "basic" stuff, 60s everyone knows it, dont pretend you knew any of it. You did google around and couldn't find a result jump at you for a Heat round that spun, but the warhead was stationary. Not that it didnt exist. It existed in many armies. For someone who doesn't know that a Rifle bullet spins and points to FAS to "prove" it, it is extremely rich indeed to pretend to know anything about this "common sense" or otherwise.
Sorry. You have made enough of an ass yourself. I am through with you.
The reason why I continued replying is not to educate you or to "enlighten" you on anything. You are simply beyond it. The reason is much larger.
The reason is this. BRF is a much wider audience and a lot of people, hopefully including someone in authority do read into this (they usually do, BRF oldtimers like Shiv etc say the audience that read all this sometimes simply unbelievable) .
For far too long, the Arjun has been a victim of total disinformation from "interested parties " , plainly ignorant people and literally village idiots who pass for journalists in this country. I can go back to mid eighties and quote from magazines of "quality" like India Today and all else quoting blatant falsehoods and disinformation. This is just another way of rebutting it with quality arguments to thinking people.
The "technical" arguments went on these lines.
1) The Arjun is a mis mash of foreign technology , ill integrated and wont work and "not indigenous"
Well, nothing can be further from the truth. It picks and chooses important susbsystems for world leading vendors. All leading Tank programs (be it US, Germany, France, UK, So Ko, Japan etc) went that route . Arjun is far more indigenous than the T90 / T72 which anyway is fully imported!.
2) The Arjun is "slow" cant fight in the deserts.. etc. etc.
Well, the Arjun has a lower ground pressure , has a higher power to weight ratio, has greater power reserve. The recent results prove it.
3) The Arjun is "too big" lacks "strategic mobility".
Well , the Arjun goes on the indian railways everywhre. The Army has operated tanks called Centurion a generation ago that is in the Arjun weight clas..
4) The Arjun has a "rifled gun" . So it cant fire 1) APFSDS 2) Missiles 3) Has lower muzzle velocity 4) Is outdated. This canard ,in addition to journalist village idiots was also spread for long by "Senior Army Sources" based on "fundamental design and physics".
This is what I wanted to answer in these long winded posts.
1) The Arjun does fire world class APFDS, better than anything fielded thus far in any T series variant.
Yes it can and it does. This is old hat. I explained how this comes about much earlier, that the muzzle velocity matches up to the best there is and it is an excellent weapon.
2) The Arjun cannot be fielded becuase a Rifled Gun cannot fire a missle like a smooth bore.
Well, the Isrealis loaned us a LAHAT and we integrated it into the Arjun and there are vidoes of it firing one. That shut the "interested parties" well and good
3) Is "outdated"
I really really wish that the Russians had NOT cancelled their T95 or Black Eagle or whatever. That to any observer, that was a 60 ton tank with a 1500hp engine (unproven), with similar mechanicals (hydropneumatic) as the Arjun (unproven on the Russian tank, proven on Arjun) and most of all a 152mm RIFLED GUN
. It would have been total fun to see the village idiots and Natashas and "Senior Army Sources" go all out to claim how "rifled guns were the greatest for tanks" (see, even the Russians went for the Rifled Gun in their latest tank) .. Err. What about 60 tons for which you dissed the Arjun.. Oh.. 60 tons.. no problem, our infrastructure can handle it.. Err. What about "logistics".. Oh, when you induct a new system, you need new logistics ..Err... What about Hydropneumatic suspension for you dissed the Arjun.. Oh.. This is the latest. The Russians have gone for it, so it must be the best choice.
The irony is all too clear to see. Let us not miss the wood for the trees. There are "interested parties", totally ignorant fools and village idiots who have agenda (totally spurious ,ok the ignorant fools are probably plain igorant, but the noise due to their ignorance is plainly dangerous, sort of like a mob).. The village idiots and "interested parties" spread canards and innuendoes . Some of it hilarious . For eg, when the T90s blew their tops in Georgia, the answer somewhere was the Georgians used Russian weapons, of course, the Russians will know how to deal with their own tanks , so that is why. Err. Thanks. At BRF, it our duty to put these canards in their place and expose them for what they are. A solemn duty folks. And may we do it well.