Russian self-propelled anti-tank gun “Octopus-SDM1”, the likely purchase of which was announced in India, will help to effectively deal with armored vehicles of the enemy in mountainous terrain. This opinion was expressed by the Polish edition of Defense24.
According to Polish experts, self-propelled anti-tank gun “Octopus-SDM1” has a low weight and compact dimensions, but at the same time armed with a 125-mm gun, which allows her to fight armored vehicles of the enemy on equal terms.
“Octopus” due to its low weight, its compact size and colossal firepower can demonstrate high efficiency as an alternative to the main tank of the country's armed forces when used in rugged mountainous terrain
– newspaper writes, adding, that the self-propelled gun is great for neutralizing the Chinese tank type 15, which the PLA uses to “work” in the mountains.
Earlier Indian media reported, that the Indian government allowed the purchase of foreign light tanks abroad, which could be used in highlands. celebrated, that this is associated with the confrontation with China in East Ladakh, where the main tank of the PLA is Type 15. This light tank has a combat weight of about 34 t, equipped with a 1000-horsepower engine. The main armament – 105-mm rifled gun - Chinese version of the British Royal Ordnance L7 cannon. ammunition – 38 shells, automatic charging.
Russian combat vehicle Sprut-SDM1″ armed with a 125mm cannon, capable of using anti-tank guided weapons at a distance of up to 5000 m, paired with her 7.62-mm machine gun and a machine gun of 7.62-mm caliber, installed on the remote control module. The vehicle is designed for fire support of units, combat armored vehicles, destruction of strongholds and fortifications of the enemy, conduct reconnaissance and outposts.