India’s first bulletproof defence vehicle | Mahindra Marksman



One of the most trusted names in the Indian automobile sector, Mahindra has offered some of the great commercial as well as personal use vehicles to the country. The company’s defence vehicles are no less reliable as recently, six bullet-proof vehicles manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra has been acquired by CISF’s Quick Reaction Team’s (QRT) to be added to their fleet at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, making it the first airport in India to get bullet-proof vehicles on its premises.


Mahindra Marksman is an armoured capsule-based light bulletproof vehicle which aims to safeguard paramilitary, police, and defence forces against small arms fire as well as grenade attacks. Here’s everything you might be interested in knowing about Mahindra Marksman.

Mahindra Marksman: Price in India, features, specifications & more –

Seating capacity
The bullet-proof vehicle, which provides protected and sustained mobility to the passengers, is a 4 + 2 seat Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC). As per the company, the vehicle is ideal for counter-terrorist operations like patrolling in high-intensity areas, Special Force Operations and Quick Reaction Teams.

Engine
Mahindra Marksman has a 2.5L CRDE engine which is BS3 compliant. The engine that resides inside Mahindra Marksman has 105 bhp of power on tap at 3800rpm and 228Nm of torque between 1800-2200rpm. The lightweight vehicle weights over 3,200 kg and can go as fast as 120 km/h.

Mahindra Marksman Interiors
The ballistic interior frame of Mahindra Marksman provides overlap and backup protection for impact areas such as windows and doors. Additionally, to recompense the additional armoured weight of all doors, the vehicle is provided with heavy-duty door hinges.

Protection Measures
Armoured to Level B6, Mahindra Marksman is equipped with a machine gun mount, five side armouring of the passenger compartment along with roof and verticals, seven firing crew ports, a rear-view camera, and an LCD screen. The bullet-proof vehicle provides all-around protection against firing from machine guns and rifles and can even protect the vehicle crew from Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blasts. The sturdy military vehicle is also equipped with floor blast protection against detonation of two DM-51 German ordnance hand grenades.

Mahindra Marksman Price in India
Ideal for border protection, counter-terrorism, riot control as well as conventional purposes, Mahindra Marksman is a customizable vehicle which costs between 25 to 40 lakhs depending on the customizations.

SOURCE- GQINDIA

                                                                

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