why in the west? anyways, hope that the purpose is to shed out Type 59s from the inventory by re-equipping regiments, and that there are no new raisings for now. quality over quantity.Will Alzarrar regiments be deployed at the western Border if so why?
Present order of 300 is sufficient to equip six complete regiments, plus 36 to 40 tanks for training installations , attrition and reserves.
1000 of VT4?Total no. Envisaged at this poi t in time by PA is 1000. To be inducted in batches.
I think PA also plans to follow the thunder model according to which each batch is upgraded and more advance than the previous.
After it's induction is complete PA will be primarily operating 3 types ie Al Khalid, T80UD And VT4. Al Zarrar will continue to operate with FC.
T85 will be held in reserve.
T80 along with AK form the tip of our spear and the overall and upgradation they are going through will add a lot of advanced features to it and bring it close to oplot.Present order of 300 is sufficient to equip six complete regiments, plus 36 to 40 tanks for training installations , attrition and reserves.
A repeat order in the near future, of an upgraded variant of VT4 will see us rearming our second armoured division as well.
We would thus have almost 600 surplus tanks, almost equally divided between T80s and AZ. Possible options could be raising of another two armored or mechanised divisions, or raising upto 7 armored or independent armored brigades.
Or we can allow the T80s to remain in place, and utilise the upgraded VT4s for another division or independent brigades.
Possible scenarios and options..... Interesting though.
No need to excuse yourself brother, many of us are busy. The only thing that matters that we all keep on coming together to make sure our Fatherland perseveres and remains strong.Glad to hear
...excuse my lack of knowledge...I've been rather busy lately and haven't been frequenting PDF as much as I used to.
looks so agile and nimble for a 52 ton tank.