Mahindra is synonymous with rugged automobiles and off-roaders however a fast look round close to any landmark will even inform you the utility car specialist is massive in army automobiles. Of the lot, the quirky Mahindra mannequin carrying battle fatigues is the legendary Marksman, the armed personnel service.
The Mahindra Marksman was unveiled in 2009 and was first put into service by the Mumbai police in 2010. Since then, this specialised SUV has seen service with varied companies in India and overseas, and most lately with the CISF at New Delhi Airport. The Marksman is a six-seat car that gives safety in opposition to small arms and fireplace in addition to underbelly grenade assaults.
The Marksman shares loads of its underpinnings with the favored Scorpio however is ground-up designed as an armoured capsule-based mild bulletproof car. It’s armoured to stage B6 (which suggests it supplies safety in opposition to rifles much more highly effective than the AK-47) and in addition comes with a Cuppola machine gun mount. It options five-side armouring of the passenger compartment together with the roof. Moreover, there may be ground blast safety as properly that gives safety in opposition to the detonation of not one, however two DM-51 German Ordinance hand grenades. The armoured SUV incorporates a ballistic metal inside body that gives backup and overlap protections for doorways and home windows.
As is clear, the Marksman is much eliminated out of your common Mahindra SUV. Positive it has an AC and energy steering however there’s not a lot else. Then once more, it has the mandatory tools that may make a world of distinction when within the thick of motion. A number of cameras and screens that facilitate imaginative and prescient to the occupants in the dead of night are objects you’d discover on the Marksman’s security tools listing. The Marksman is definitely a bridge between a high-profile armoured small capability troop service and a standard car. It’s utilization is not only restricted to riot management or patrolling but in addition for different operations by particular forces together with convoy safety.
The Marksman is four,390mm lengthy, 1,863mm extensive and a couple of,030mm excessive which makes it shorter than the Scorpio in size. Nonetheless, weighing in at 2,600kg, it’s also a lot heavier than the Scorpio; armour ain’t mild in any case. The Marksman may be ordered by both a 120hp, 2.2-litre or a 115hp, 2.6-litre diesel engine possibility. There’s a single 5-speed handbook gearbox on supply for each engines. It comes with full time 4WD and in addition may be ordered with 16-inch wheels and run-flat tyres.