Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mahindras Hand Over First Armoured Anti-Terror Vehicle 'Marksman' to Mumbai Police



21 comments :

Anonymous said...

Thats a mean looking beast!!

Look out Porkis!!!

Tejaswy said...

Any ideas to what happened to the Mahindra AXE. ?

I have heard that it failed the Army tests and Mahindra dismantled all of the series

Can you confirm this

Supersallu said...

Awesome.

I hope all major police force who require these get them asap.

Abhinav said...

This will be very effective in North East, Jharkhand and Bihar against the Naxals. The police need these their more than in Mumbai.

Anonymous said...

A 'cut and paste' job on the French VBL Mistral by mahindras.
Why leave muscular fenders over the wheels ? Reminds one of the old 3 wheeler tempos that used to ply in 70s.

Vishal said...

@ Tejaswy,

Check out this article by Ajai Shukla. Your query will be answered.

http://ajaishukla.blogspot.com/2008/02/winter-trials-for-armys-light-support.html

Misraji said...

Why exactly does Mumbai police need such heavily armored vehicle??

I mean I can understand the need of police dealing with Naxalites, Maoists etc.

How many are they acquiring anyway??

Ashish

Anonymous said...

anti terror vehicle? lol

supposed to be armoured vehicle

Anonymous said...

Can we have bigger resolution pictures?

Anonymous said...

@anon at 9.50 pm

If that looks like VBL Mistral, I am Hrithik Roshan...

P Mukherjee said...

Looks like it can withstand AK fire.I hope the tyres are the self inflating type. No protection from IEDs planted on the road though. Looks better than the South African Caspir. Good show private sector.

the terminator said...

Looks rugged but would it be good against landmines and RPGs? Anyway too good for counter-terrorist activities in urban areas.

Anonymous said...

cool... but i think shiv has created a new class of vehicles - anti terror vehicle

vb said...

Looks like the vehicle is armed with a Indian Army LMG - essentially a world war II era Bren gun but modernized a bit.

That's pathetic.

It should at least have an FN-MAG - or the MMG in Indian Army parlance.

Typical of India to 'under-arm' the foot soldier/policeman.

Anonymous said...

The gunner needs better protection
as he stands exposed . An open top turret as in some Humvees would fit the bill better.

may sound stupid but the top can be rearranged to fit one more crewmember manning a lmg in the opposite direction.

Anonymous said...

Excuse me, but has the ballistic protection been verified by independent agencies? Does it even meet the basic B5 or B7 levels of protection offered to consumers in MErcedes S Class variants?

Of course not. More show than go. Needs better gun (and sighting system) too. Sigh.

Anonymous said...

Is that a 360 degree rotatable turret on the top?

Anonymous said...

Is it AC fitted? Imagine being couped up inside in direct sunlight in Mumbai humidity.

sudhir said...

The vehicle looks like some vehicle shown in the movie Mad Max. I also remember seeing one Jonga with this kind of plating in 1987 at MCEME Secunderabad. It was a project done by some students on Degree Engineering course.

Aryan Vats A said...

Its an I.N.S.A.S l.m.g variant which is good.

Aryan Vats A said...

Man use sense its a newly acquired vehicle and the I.N.S.A.S l.M.G variant is not any modified 'bren gun'.