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Zulfiqar 2

Prototype main battle tank

Zulfiqar 2 MBT

The Zulfiqar 2 main battle tank served only as a test bed for the Zulfiqar 3



Entered service ?
Crew 3 or 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ?
Length (gun forward) ?
Hull length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Armament
Main gun 125-mm smoothbore
ATGW ?
Machine guns ?
Elevation range ?
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun ?
ATGW ?
Machine guns ?
Mobility
Engine diesel
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed ?
Range ?
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.8 m
Trench ~ 2.8 m
Fording ~ 1.4 m
Fording (with preparation) ?

 

   The Zulfiqar 2 is a further development of the Zulfiqar 1. It is also referred as the Zolfaqar. This MBT is named after a legendary sword. It appears to be only an interim type, which served as a test bed for the Zulfiqar 3.

   This main battle tank has a welded steel hull and turret. It's armor protection has been improved.

   Vehicle has a new longer turret, with sloping front and bustle at the rear. This may indicate removal of the autoloader, or possibly, a new autoloader. The Zulfiqar 2 is armed with a fully-stabilized 125-mm smoothbore gun. The same gun is used on the Russian T-72. Ready to use ammunition is stored in the turret bustle.

   This main battle tank is fitted with a computerized fire control system.

   The Zulfiqar 2 main battle tank has an extended chassis and is fitted with a new diesel engine.

 

Variants

 

   Zulfiqar 3 is an improved version of the Zulfiqar 2, which was selected for production.

 

 

 
Zulfiqar 2 MBT

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