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Type 63 light amphibious tank

Country of Origin: China


The Type 63 is a light amphibious tank used in the reconnaissance role. The vehicle is a development of the Soviet PT-76 light amphibious tank, but is fitted with an 85-mm gun and the power train of the Type 77 armored personnel carrier (APC), which is a Chinese version of the Soviet BTR-50PK vehic le.

The Type 63 has a welded rolled steel hull divided into three compartments -- driver's at the front, fighting in the center and power pack at the rear. The driver sits at the front...

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