Performance Improvement of Cooling Systemin T72 Bridge Layer Tank
Modern armoured fighting vehicles (AFVs) are provided with compact and efficient coolingsystems. Any increase in volume warrants the protection which, in turn, increases the weightand size of the vehicle. In a combat vehicle, space is at premium. The AFVs (battle tanks) usedby the Indian Army were found to be overheating when operated in deserts at very high-ambienttemperatures of 323K (50 oC). This imposes severe restrictions in operating the tanks for prolongedtime in deserts. The various subsystems of the cooling pack were investigated scientifically andan optimised solution was arrived at, implemented and proved successful in the subsequentdesert trials. This paper deals with the details of investigations, modifications, and the resultsof studies on bridge layer tank (BLT–T72).
Defence Science Journal, 2008, 58(1), pp.77-85, DOI:http://dx.doi.org/10.14429/dsj.58.1626
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