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NORINCO Type 653


Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) (1969)


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The Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle was based on the Chinese Type 69 Main Battle Tank.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 03/21/2021 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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.

Specifications



Service Year
1969

Origin
China national flag graphic
China

Crew
3
CREWMEN
Production
1,000
UNITS


China NORth INdustries COmpany (NORINCO) - China
National flag of China National flag of Iraq National flag of Pakistan National flag of Thailand China; Iraq; Pakistan; Thailand
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Engineering
Onboard systems provide solutions to accomplish a variety of battlefield engineering tasks.
Utility
General utility-minded design to accomplish a variety of battlefield tasks, typically in a non-direct-combat fashion.
Special Purpose
Special purpose design developed to accomplish an equally-special battlefield role or roles.


Powerplant: 1 x Diesel-fueled engine developing 580 horsepower driving conventional track-and-wheel arrangement.
(Showcased performance specifications pertain to the base NORINCO Type 653 production variant. Compare this entry against any other in our database)
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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


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