By Clive Rowley
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The suspension is of the hydropneumatic type and the armour package type used is of a special composite type developed by the Indian Defence Metallurgical Laboratory, The Arjun is armed with a locally designed stabilised 120 mm rifled gun firing similarly developed APFSDS, HEAT, HESH, HE and smoke rounc types, The associated fire control systen is a full solution integrated follow-oi to the computerised Bharat Electronic! Tank Fire Control System Mk IB used 01 Vijayanta MBTs and is fitted with ; combined day/night thermal imagine gunner's sight assembly with built-ii laser rangefinder module and ful meteorological parameter senso: package.
The gun is fitted with a carousel type automatic loader carrying 22 rounds. The rest of the 42-round total ammunition load is carried in the hull and turret. The gun is fitted with a dual-axis stabilisation system that uses an electromechanical drive for traverse and a hydraulic drive for elevation. An indigenous Polish computerised fire control system is fitted together with a gunner's thermal sight and integrated laser rangefinder. 7 mm NSVT air defence machine gun. The tank is provided with a snorkel for deep fording and ribs for mounting mineclearing equipment.
A basic computerised ballistic fire control system is used with inputs from a laser rangefinder module at the commander's sight assembly. The crew has an NBC system whilst a white light/infra-red searchlight is fitted to the left of the main gun for night fighting. The driver has a set of active infra-red night driving lights, A support variant of the basic Type 74 MET has been produced by fitting a Japan bulldozer blade kit to the vehicle front. Additionally small numbers of the Type 78 ARVhave been built using the Type 74 chassis.