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NORINCO Type 653

Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV)

NORINCO Type 653

Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV)

OVERVIEW
SPECIFICATIONS
ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
HISTORY
MEDIA
OVERVIEW



The Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle was based on the Chinese Type 69 Main Battle Tank.
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ORIGIN: China
YEAR: 1969
MANUFACTURER(S): China NORth INdustries COmpany (NORINCO) - China
PRODUCTION: 1,000
OPERATORS: China; Iraq; Pakistan; Thailand
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the NORINCO Type 653 model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
ENGINE: 1 x Diesel engine developing 580 horsepower.




ARMAMENT



None.

Ammunition:
None.
NBC PROTECTION: None.
NIGHTVISION: None.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• Type 69 MBT - Base Main Battle Tank production model.
• type 653 ARV - Variant based on Type 69 chassis.
• Type 84 - Redesignation of later variants by NORINCO


HISTORY



Detailing the development and operational history of the NORINCO Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV).  Entry last updated on 7/10/2017. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com.
The Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) was developed by NORINCO of China for the Chinese Army. A conventional ARV system through-and-through, the design was based upon the existing chassis of the Chinese Type 69 Main Battle Tank sans its turret structure. The vehicle was instead given a dozer blade for moving obstacles and earth, a hydraulically-powered lifting crane capable of 70 ton weights, and other qualities to make it a useful ARV on a battletifled. The turret area was replaced by a fixed hull superstructure to represent the crew operating space.

The Type 69 origins were clearly visible in the hull lines and running gear - which included five road wheels to a hull side. The operating crew was three personnel.

Operators included the Chinese military as well as Iraq, Pakistan and Thailand.




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