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M48 Patton and Al-Khalid

M48 Patton Al-Khalid
Name: M48 Patton Al-Khalid
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: USA Pakistan/China
Produced: 1952–1959 2001
Unit cost: - 4.7 – 5.8 million $ (2011)
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Main armament: M48A5 and later variants: 105 mm M68 gun 125 mm smoothbore gun
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2 V12, air-cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine KMDB 6TD-2 6-cylinder diesel 1,200 hp (890 kW)
Speed: 48 km/h (30 mph) 72 km/h (45 mph)
Weight: 44.3 tonnes 46 tonnes
Crew: 4 3




Length: 9.3 m 10.07 m
Width: 3.65 m 3.50 m
Height: 3.1 m 2.40 m


M48 Patton
M48 Patton
Author: "M48 Patton Thun" by Wikimedia Commons user TheBernFiles. - Own photograph. Shot at the Army Days 2006 (Heerestage 2006) in Thun.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - License
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