By Richard Lathrop, John McDonald, Jim Laurier
Destined to develop into probably the most influential postwar armored vehicles, the V-100 Commando used to be built by way of the Cadillac Gage corporation in 1962 as a personal enterprise, and the 1st prototype used to be accomplished within the comparable 12 months. It was once designed as a multi-purpose automobile and will functionality as an 11-man team of workers provider, reconnaissance motor vehicle, convoy escort, command or patrol motor vehicle and a rebel car. The V-100 was once confirmed and evaluated in Vietnam ahead of full-scale construction started in 1964. It observed common use in Vietnam via either US and South Vietnamese forces. This name describes the layout, improvement and operational use of the V-100 Commando, together with their persisted deployment world wide.
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The computerised fire control system allows either the commander or gunner to aim and fire the main armament whether the Type 90 is moving or stationary with a high probability of a first round hit. 7mm machine gun being mounted on the roof for anti-aircraft purposes. A laser detector is mounted on the forward part of the roof and a dozer blade can be mounted at the front of the hull. Variants Type 90 ARV is based on the chassis of the Type 90 MBT and has a new superstructure with crane mounted, at front right, dozer/stabiliser blade at front of hull and hydraulically operated winch.
7mm MG (anti aircraft), 2 x 9 smoke grenade launchers 39 x 120mm, 3,000x7. 62mm (locally known as the Vijayanta) MBT, a decision was taken to design a new MBT in India which became known as the Arjun. 194m n/available overseas. The first prototype of the Arjun was completed in 1984 and since then a total of 12 prototypes and 32 pre-production vehicles have been built at the Heavy Vehicles Factory at Avadi where production of the Vijayanta and more recently, the V type splash deflector on front of hull leads up to horizontal hull top with raised engine decks at rear • 120 mm gun has thermal sleeve and fume extractor and is mounted in vertical gun mantlet, vertical turret front angled to rear with turret sides also vertical • Suspension either side consists of seven road wheels with drive sprocket at rear, idler rear and track return rollers.
Gepard twin 35mm anti-aircraft system. Leopard 1 driver training tank has large observation type cupola in place of turret. Leopard 1 chassis has also been proposed as carrier for the Roland surface-to-air missile system, Italian 76mm OTOMATIC anti-aircraft/anti-helicopter weapon and turret of French GCT 155mm self-propelled gun, but none has entered service. Leopard mineclearing vehicle (Norway) Leopard AEV (Norway) Leopard artillery observation vehicle (Germany) STATUS Production complete but resumed if further orders.
Cadillac Gage V-100 Commando 1960-71 by Richard Lathrop, John McDonald, Jim Laurier