Model Variants (Including Prototypes)
Type 90-IIM - Chinese NORINCO-produced Main Battle Tank on which the Al-Khalid is based on.
P1 - Pilot Vehicle - Chinese 125mm main gunwith autoloader; German MTU diesel engine; Chinese FCS.
P2 - Pilot Vehicle - Chinese 125mm main gun with autoloader; Perkins Condor diesel engine; Western FCS.
P3 - Pilot Vehicle - Chinese 125mm main gun with autoloader; Ukrainian diesel engine; Western FCS.
P4 - Pilot Vehicle; NATO-standard 120mm main gun; German MTU diesel engine.
MBT 2000 - Chinese Designation for Type 90-IIM export.
Al-Khalid - Initial production model
Al-Khalid I - Improved Al Khalid; improved systems (fire control, jammers); increased main gun ammunition to 49 rounds.
Al-Khalid II - Improved Al Khalid I; modular armor kit; revised armor formula; 1,500 horsepower diesel engine.
VT-1A - Export variant of the Type 90-II; Chinese-aligned turret, engines, and internals.