Mahindra Marksman

Mahindra Marksman is India’s first armoured capsule-based light bulletproof vehicle to provide protection to the personnel of defence, paramilitary and police forces against small arms fire and grenade attacks. It has capability to be used in counter terrorist as well as conventional roles.

    The Mumbai Police's Force One is the first police force in India to be equipped with the Marksman.

    Mahindra Marksman
    Class Vehicle
    Type Armoured Fighting Vehicle
    Manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra
    Origin India
    Country Name Origin Year
    India 2009
    Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
    Chile View
    India 2009 View
    ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
    Mahindra & Mahindra 2006 View
    • Sides – Can withstand three direct hits of 7.62×51mm NATO Ball M80, 7.62×39mm Ball PS and 5.56×45mm Ball M 193 at a distance of 10m at 90° angle attack.
    • Top – Can withstand three direct hits of above ammunition at a distance of 10m at 45° angle attack.
    • Floor – Protection against two DM 51(German norm) hand grenades detonated under the vehicle simultaneously.
    • Additional protection – All joints and welding have overlap. The rear stowage boxes provide protection to crew when using the rear door.
    • Cuppola has a machine gun mount with 270° traverse and protection.
    • Seven crew firing ports.
    • Outward facing configured rear seat and wide bulletproof windows allows total operational orientation of the crew sitting at the rear.
    • Search light mounted on top of the vehicle controlled from inside the vehicle by the driver/co driver.
    • Rear view camera and a TV screen for the driver and co driver to see the dead zone behind the vehicle.

    Type Armored vehicle
    Place of origin  India
    Service history
    In service 2009 -
    Used by Mumbai police, Force One, Delhi Police SWAT Team, Bengaluru Police SWAT Team, Chilean Police, Special Force (Carabineros de Chile, Fuerzas Especiales), Kolkata Police
    Production history
    Designer Mahindra Defence Systems
    Designed 2006
    Manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra Limited
    Length 4.39 m
    Width 1.863 m
    Height 2.030 m
    Diameter 23.75 m
    Crew 6 [2 (driver, co–driver) + 4(rear)]
    Armor Variable level armor kits
    remote weapon station
    Engine 2.49 L CRDE BS-3
    Suspension 4x4, wheeled
    Speed 120 KM/H

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