NORINCO Type 63 (WZ211) Technical Specifications
Service Year: 1963
Type: Amphibious Light Tank
National Origin: China
Manufacturer(s): China NORth INdustries COmpany (NORINCO) - China
Design (Crew Space, Dimensions, Weight, and Systems)
Operating Crew: 4
Length: 27.66 feet (8.43 meters)
Width: 10.50 feet (3.20 meters)
Height: 8.27 feet (2.52 meters)
Operating Weight: 20 tons (18,400 kg; 40,565 lb)
Nuclear / Biological / Chemical Protection: Yes.
Nightvision Equipment: Yes - Infrared.
Installed Power and Standard Road Performance
Engine(s): 1 x Model 12150-L 12-cylinder water-cooled diesel engine developing 400 horsepower at 2,000rpm.
Maximum Road Speed: 40 mph (64 km/h)
Maximum Road Range: 230 miles (370 km)
Armament and Ammunition
1 x 85mm Type 62-85TC main gun
1 x 12.7mm Type 54 anti-aircraft machine gun
1 x 7.62mm Type 59T coaxial machine gun
1 x 7.62mm Type 59T general purpose machine gun (optional).
47 x 85mm projectiles
500 x 12.7mm ammunition
2,000 x 7.62mm ammunition
Global Operators / Customers
Albania; Cambodia; China; Myanmar; North Korea; North Vietnam; Pakistan; Republic of the Congo; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tanzania; Vietnam
Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Type 63 (WZ211) - Base Series Designation; initial production model.
Type 63A - Standard upgrade program designation for all Type 63 base models. Features 105mm main gun and all new turret design and production.
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