Pindad Badak: The Charging Rhino

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A Pindad Badak Fire Support Vehicle (FSV).

  • Description:
    • The Badak is a fire support vehicle (FSV) developed by PT Pindad of Indonesia that entered service with the Indonesian Army in 2021. Development began in the late 2000’s, with the mounting of the Alvis AC Turret with the Cockerill 90mm MkIII M-A1 Low-pressure Gun on the 6x6 Anoa APC to provide Indonesia with a lightweight FSV capable of navigating the hostile mountainous terrain. In 2014, a complete version of the Badak was displayed at the Indo Defense & Aerospace of 2014 which featured the two-person CMI Defense CSE 90LP turret equipped with the Cockerill 90mm MkIII M-A1 Low-pressure Rifled Gun, Laser Warning System, and more. The turret armor meets STANAG 4569 Level 1 protection that can be upgraded to level 4. The Badak hull is armored with STANAG 4569 Level 3 protection which protects against 12.7mm caliber rounds. It also utilizes a 6x6 dual-wishbone suspension that differentiates itself from the Anoa APC which it was based on. This suspension system increases stability while firing the main gun. On the inside, the driver is placed on the right side next to the engine on the left. The turret with the gunner and commander are placed in the middle and behind them is storage for ammunition. This design is pretty typical of similar fire support vehicles (FSV) that enhances protection and crew survivability. Originally 50 Badak FSV’s were ordered, however the order was reduced to 14. As of January 2022, 7 have been delivered.
    • The Badak FSV is vehicle that was indigenously developed by the Indonesian Defense Industry that will complement existing vehicles such as the Harimau Medium Tank, Anoa APC, Komodo LAV, and more. With these new initiatives, Indonesia will become a development hotbed that could lead to a significant amount of new vehicles added to the game War Thunder.
  • Specifications:
    • Role: Fire Support Vehicle (FSV)
    • Origin/Manufacturer: Indonesia/PT Pindad
    • Armament:
      • Primary: Cockerill 90mm MkIII M-A1 Low-pressure Rifled Gun
        • Ammunition:
          • APFSDS-T
          • HEAT-T
          • HESH-T
          • HE-T
          • Canister
          • SMK-WP-T
      • Coaxial: 7.62x51mm Machine Gun
      • Roof Mount: 7.62x51mm Machine Gun
    • Dimensions:
      • Length: 6.0m
      • Width: 2.5m
      • Height: 2.9m
      • Weight: ~16.5 tons
    • Mobility:
      • Engine: 340hp – Turbo-charged Intercooler Diesel Engine
      • Max Speed: ~80km/h
      • Transmission: ZF S6HP502 Automatic Transmission (6-Forward, 1-Reverse)
      • Suspension: Double-wishbone 6x6
  • Crew:
    • Commander
    • Gunner
    • Driver
  • Modifications:
    • 3rd generation-Thermal Imagers
      • Users:
        • Gunner
        • Commander
    • Laser Rangefinder
    • Optional Laser Warning System (LWS)
    • STANAG 4569 Level 3 Armor
      • Note: Turret is rated STANAG 4569 Level 1 protection but can be upgraded to STANAG 4569 Level 4.
    • 8x 76mm Smoke Grenades
  • In-game:
    • The vehicle would operate similarly to the PTL-02/WMA301 with less firepower however can withstand heavier punishment. It features a wide variety of ammunition for different circumstances. It is a light, highly capable vehicle than can be used as a light tank or tank destroyer.
    • Based on its capabilities (i.e. APFSDS-T, Armor, Electronics) it would most likely be based suited around the battle rating 8.0-8.3.
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  • Imagery:


An early version of the Badak FSV.


Late version of the Badak FSV used by the Indonesian Army.


Badak FSV being offloaded from a transport vehicle.

News video describing the late version of the Badak FSV.