Designed by Mahindra Defence Systems, a subsidiary of the multi billion dollar Mahindra Group, Mahindra Marksman was showcased at the ongoing 2016 DefExpo – India’s premier exhibition on Land, Naval and Internal Homeland Security Systems.
Already in service, Mahindra Marksman is India’s first armoured capsule-based vehicle. It has been designed specially for the use of defence personnel, police and paramilitary forces. Being light and compact in size, the Marksman is also used for conventional roles as well as to counter terrorists.
Powered by a 2.5 liter CRDE diesel engine, which generates max power of 105 hp and peak torque of 228 Nm via a 5 speed manual gearbox. Power is transmissted to all four wheels via all wheel drive system. All four tyres are equipped with run-flat system, which will all allow the car to travel at the speed of up50 50 kmph in spite of no air pressure. Top speed is of 120 kmph.
Mahindra Marksman has an unladen weight of 2,600 kg, and a capacity to carry payload of 600 kg. It can seat up to 6 adults (2 in the front, 4 in the rear). It also gets power steering and Air-Conditioning.
Key features of Mahindra Marksman include armoured and bullet proof outer shell, which can withstand grenades and bullets. Machine gun mount on the top with 270 degree rotation, 7 firing ports for the crew inside, seach light, a TV screen for driver (in case of 0 visibility) and a rear view camera.
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