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NORINCO Type 653

Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV)

China | 1969

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

Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one land system design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the NORINCO Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV).
1 x Diesel-fueled engine developing 580 horsepower driving conventional track-and-wheel arrangement.
Installed Power
The physical qualities of the NORINCO Type 653 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV).
Notable series variants as part of the NORINCO Type 653 family line.
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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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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Total Production: 1,000 Units

Contractor(s): China NORth INdustries COmpany (NORINCO) - China
National flag of Bangladesh National flag of China National flag of Iraq National flag of Pakistan National flag of Thailand

[ Bangladesh; China; Iraq; Pakistan; Thailand ]
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