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Al Zarrar main battle tank

Country of Origin: Pakistan


The Al Zarrar is a Pakistani upgrade of the Chinese Type 59 tank. The modernization was seen as more economical than replacing the Pakistani army's large Type 59 fleet. It continues to serve as the backbone of Pakistan's armored forces.

The Al Zarrar standard is the final phase of the Type 59 upgrade program. Plans were made for more than 600 Pakistani T-59s to be modernized to the Al Zarrar configuration. The design involves 54 modifications to the original Chinese design, with a...

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