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Zulfiqar and M48 Patton

Zulfiqar M48 Patton
Name: Zulfiqar M48 Patton
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: Iran USA
Produced: 1996 1952–1959
Unit cost: - -
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Main armament: 125 mm smoothbore tank gun M48A5 and later variants: 105 mm M68 gun
Engine: 12-cylinder diesel 780 hp(Zulfigar 1), 1000 hp(Zulfiqar 3) Continental AVDS-1790-2 V12, air-cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine
Speed: 70 km/h (43 mph) 48 km/h (30 mph)
Weight: 52 tonnes 44.3 tonnes
Crew: 3 4




Length: 9.20 m 9.3 m
Width: 3.6 m 3.65 m
Height: 2.5 m 3.1 m


Author: "Zolfaghar3Tank1" by M-ATF, from and - Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0 via Commons - License
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