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Zulfiqar 3

Main battle tank

Zulfiqar 3 MBT

The Zulfiqar 3 main battle tank is less sophisticated, than the latest MBTs

Entered service ?
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ?
Length (gun forward) ?
Hull length ?
Width ?
Height ?
Main gun 125-mm smoothbore
Machine guns ?
Elevation range ?
Traverse range 360 degrees
Ammunition load
Main gun ?
Machine guns ?
Engine diesel
Engine power ~ 1000 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 70 km/h
Range ~ 450 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.8 m
Trench ~ 2.8 m
Fording ~ 1.4 m
Fording (with preparation) ?


   The Zulfiqar 3 main battle tank is a further development of the Zulfiqar 2. This main battle tank is sometimes referred as the Zolfaqar. It is named after a legendary sword. This MBT is clearly based on the Zulfiqar line, but also resembles the US M1 Abrams. Its development has been completed late in 1999. It is believed that this main battle tank recently entered serial production. It is likely that the Zulfiqar 3 is less sophisticated, than the latest Western main battle tanks.

   This main battle tank has a welded steel hull and turret. Its front arc is reinforced by composite armor. Protection was improved, comparing with the previous production Zulfiqar 1.

   The Zulfiqar 3 It is armed with a fully-stabilized 125-mm smoothbore gun, similar to that of the T-72. This gun is fitted with an autoloader. Ready to use ammunition is stored in the turret bustle.

   Vehicle has an upgraded fire control system.

   The Zulfiqar 3 is operated by a crew of three, including commander, gunner and driver.

   The Zolfiqar 3 is powered by an unspecified diesel engine, which is likely to be similar to that of the Zulfiqar 2. It is speculated that it develops around 1 000 hp.





Zulfiqar 3 MBT

Zulfiqar 3 MBT

Zulfiqar 3 MBT

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