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Al-Khalid and Merkava Mark III

Al-Khalid Merkava Mark III
Name: Al-Khalid Merkava Mark III
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: Pakistan/China Israel
Produced: 2001 1990–2002
Unit cost: 4.7 – 5.8 million $ (2011) -
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Main armament: 125 mm smoothbore gun 120 mm (4.7 in) MG251 smoothbore tank gun with LAHAT ATGM capability
Engine: KMDB 6TD-2 6-cylinder diesel 1,200 hp (890 kW) AVDS-1790-9AR 1,200 hp (895 kW) V12 air-cooled diesel
Speed: 72 km/h (45 mph) 60 km/h (37 mph)
Weight: 46 tonnes 65 tonnes
Crew: 3 4




Length: 10.07 m 9.04 m
Width: 3.50 m 3.72 m
Height: 2.40 m 2.66 m


Author: By Photo by Guy Martin / Pakistan and China to jointly market Al Khalid tank - High Resolution version of this image provided via e-mail by Guy Martin, CC BY 1.0, License
Merkava Mark III
Merkava Mark III
Author: By Michael Mass, Yad la-Shiryon Museum מיכאל מס - Orginal photo, uploaded by MathKnight, CC BY-SA 3.0, License