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    Pakistan Army Tanks Throughout History

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/14/2015

    Consistently at odds with its neighbor India, Pakistan has been keen in maintaining a healthy stock of capable combat tanks throughout the decades.





    There are a total of (15) Pakistan Army Tanks through history in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    2014
    NORINCO MBT-3000 (VT-4)
    The MBT-3000 is a 3rd Generation Main Battle Tank (MBT) currently in the development stages for both... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO MBT-3000 (VT-4)

    2004
    HIT Al-Zarrar
    In 1958, China undertook local production of the Soviet T-54A Main Battle Tank as the Type 59. Some ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HIT Al-Zarrar

    2001
    HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)
    The Al-Khalid is essentially a hybrid tank design with systems, armament and subsystems originating ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HIT Al Khalid (MBT 2000)

    1985
    NORINCO Type 85-II
    The Type 85-II Main Battle Tank (MBT) of the Chinese Army is a further evolution of its Type 80 MBT ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 85-II

    1982
    NORINCO Type 69
    The Type 69 Main Battle Tank (MBT) was a Chinese evolution of its own Type 59 MBT series first appea... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 69

    1976
    T-80
    The T-80 of the Russian Army was born in the era of the Soviet Empire during the Cold War. The type ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-80

    1963
    NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)
    The Chinese-built NORINCO (China NORth INdustries COrporation) Type 63 Light Tank drew its influence... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211)

    1959
    NORINCO Type 59
    The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed produc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the NORINCO Type 59

    1958
    T-55
    The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to coun... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-55

    1952
    M48 Patton
    The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M48 Patton

    1951
    M47 (Patton II)
    The M47 was another addition to the long line of main battle tanks stemming from the World War 2-era... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M47 (Patton II)

    1949
    T-54
    The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the T-54

    1944
    M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
    The Light Tank, M24 "Chaffee" was the chosen successor to the M5 "Stuart" light tank line which bega... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)

    1942
    M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
    The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)

    1942
    M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
    The M5 "Stuart" (also "General Stuart") was an extension of the original M3 Stuart Light Tank line o... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)