The T-90M already has a new autoloader that can fire newer longer APFSDS rounds , so you can expect that once the new autoloader round is over which is 22 round , the ammo in rear bustle need to be manually fed to the loader or just reload it for autoloader to take over.
I am not saying they are wrong, but compared to the turret ring autoloader a turret bustle autoloader is childs play... straight line ramming... no need to raise rounds and rotate them 90 degrees into position.
Very simply all they would need is an armoured door directly in line with the main gun, extend a tray from the turret bustle area to the breech of the gun, rotate the next free round in the autoloader and ram it through straight in to the gun. The two piece ammo means projectile and propellent charge in first and then rotate to the propellent stubs and load one of those, or the central position at the top could store all the propellent stubs stacked end to end (10 in total) with the rotary feeds positioning the penetrators from the sides.
They already fully developed the system and patented it in the Black Eagle, it wouldn't be rocket science reduce it from a 31 round system in the BE to a 10-15 round system in a smaller bustle.
To be brutally honest reaching into a turret bustle will not be easy without some sort of automated rack mount to push the rounds through, and it would be much easier to auto load or manually load them than try to load them into the floor mounted autoloader. Those things are 20kgs... get a 20kg bag of cement and put it in the back seat of your car... get in the front and try to reach back and grab a bag and put it on the dash board... isn't easy is it?
They will need some sort of assistance, some sort of automated rack that puts the rounds in a position where they don't have to reach too far for them... now if they are going to do that it is a small step to adding a tray to slide the rounds from the turret bustle area into the breach of the gun, so why not use a rammer too, and automate the rack storage in the bustle... it has already been designed remember and they hold the patents for it.
They will likely need to develop a turret bustle auto loader for Armata too anyway.
If this is any thing to go by , The Arjun Mk2 officially is said to cost $8.2 million dollar per tank.
Actually 37 crore in indian Rs is $ 8.2 million
The good stuff is never cheap.
AFAIK regarding the gunner and tank optics the standard is for the gunners sight to pretty much be slaved to the turret because his job is to hit targets he is directed to hit by the commander. The gunner sight normally only moves about 60 degrees... 30 left and 30 right and allows him to have a look around the target area a little.
The commanders sight has 360 degree movement and he is looking for threats to the tank and targets to engage. When he spots a target he will push a button and the turret will traverse to point the gun at the designated target and he will tell the gunner to engage while he continues to look around for threats or targets. His high position also means he gets a better view of the terrain than the driver down in the hull so he will often direct the driver from cover to cover too.
Garry can you explain in simple English how Active Suspension and Automatic Transmission Works ?
Active suspension can be best described by the cars that have it. In some modern cars there is a highway button, a gravel button and a 4WD button. The highway button is for good roads with few or no bumps and results in a hard suspension setting suitable for long trips. Conversely the 4WD button softens the suspension so that the suspension will move further which tends to give a soft floating ride.
Active suspension means that the suspension automatically adjusts to the terrain you are travelling over. Hitting a rock with a hard suspension will result in what feels like an impact, whereas hitting a rock with soft suspension the vehicle will smoothly ride over it and you might not notice you hit anything.
Driving around with the wrong suspension setting can be uncomfortable... a highway setting on gravel will lead to a punishing ride where you feel every little bump and it feels like you are riding on corrugated iron. Having soft settings on motorways makes the vehicle feel like it is floating and bouncy.
An Automatic transmission is easy to explain... no clutch.
You either select drive and it automatically changes gear for you or you might be able to manually select a gear but there is no clutch pedal to apply.
Means gears can be closer together and less power is lost changing gears, and it makes it easier to drive.