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Merkava Mark IV and Al-Khalid

Merkava Mark IV Al-Khalid
Name: Merkava Mark IV Al-Khalid
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: Israel Pakistan/China
Produced: 2003 2001
Unit cost: 6 million $ 4.7 – 5.8 million $ (2011)
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Main armament: 120 mm (4.7 in) MG253 smoothbore tank gun with LAHAT ATGM capability 125 mm smoothbore gun
Engine: General Dynamics GD883 (MTU883) 1,500 hp (1,119 kW) V12 water-cooled diesel KMDB 6TD-2 6-cylinder diesel 1,200 hp (890 kW)
Speed: 64 km/h (40 mph) 72 km/h (45 mph)
Weight: 65 tonnes 46 tonnes
Crew: 4 3




Length: 10.8 m 10.07 m
Width: 3.72 m 3.50 m
Height: 2.66 m 2.40 m


Merkava Mark IV
Merkava Mark IV
Author: "Merkava-4-tank-67" by MathKnight and Zachi Evenor - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 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