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Merkava Mark III and Al-Khalid

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




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


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
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