Tank Al-zarrar : specifications and technical data

Tank Al-zarrar introduction:-

The tank Al-zarrar is a dubbed version of the Chinese πŸ‡¨πŸ‡³ tank type - 59. after dubbing by the PakistanπŸ‡΅πŸ‡° Army give the name to this tank is Al-zarrar. The name of this tank is based on a Muslim warrior namely Zarrar bin Al-azwar or dhiraar ibn Al-zarrar. This tank is third generation main battle tank of the Pakistan Army.

Tank Al-zarrar : specifications and technical data


Tank Al-zarrar background / history:-

The Pakistan Army was wanted to made own and new version main battle tank that's why the Pakistan Army decided to re-built the type-59 tank with some modifications like more fore power, more mobility speed and more protected armour. The Pakistan Army was started to re-built and re-design it in 1990 and finally the dubbed version of type-5 tank had been completed in 1997 and the name Al-zarrar is given by Pakistan Army. 


Tank Al-zarrar specifications and technical data:-

Weight - 44 ton. 

Length - 9500 mm. 

Width - 3500 mm. 

Height - 2500 mm. 

Tank Al-zarrar : specifications and technical data

Crew - 4 members.

Armour - Composite armour with ERA (explosive reactive armour). 

Main gun - 125 mm smooth bore gun. 

Secondary armaments - 12.7 mm anti aircraft machine gun and 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun. 

Engine - 1X KMDB 12 cylinder, liquid cooled, diesel engine. 

Maximum power output - 730 Hp. 

Power to weight ratio - 18.3 Hp/ton.

Operational range - 450 kms. 

Maximum speed - 65 kms/hours.

Suspension type - high hardness steel torsion bar. 

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