Add on Armour Repair: Concepts & Techniques

  • S. N. Dikshit Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Keywords: 623.4 Armaments and Ballistics


The nature of damage likely to occur to an add-on armour module due to the impact of incoming projectile is described observations are based on a series of ballistic trials at zero and oblique striking angles. Simple repair techniques have been suggested for restoring ballistic worth of the damaged composite armour on the battle tank.

Author Biography

S. N. Dikshit, Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad
Col. (Dr) S.N. Dlkshlt obtained his BE (Metallurgy) from REC, Warangal, in 1970, ME (Mechanical) from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 1982 and PhD from Banaras Hindu University in 1994. His research work includes armour materials. Currently, he is working at Defence Metallurgical Research Laboratory, Hyderabad, where he is actively 'engaged in the design and development of light weight 'Kanchan' composite armour and 'Explpsive Reactive Armour' for the protection of MBT Arjun, Vijayanta and Ajeya tanks. He has publised several papers in international and national journals. He is the life member of Indian Institute of Metals.
How to Cite
Dikshit, S. (2013). Add on Armour Repair: Concepts & Techniques. Defence Science Journal, 47(1), 89-96.