Al-Khalid Tank, Formally MBT 2000
Al-Khalid is one of the newest and one of the most deadliest tanks in the world, its a result of the advanced technology available in the world today. It meets severe desert conditions, with high performance. It represents the ideal integration of firepower, mobility and protection. This tank is created In Heavy Industries Taxila (HIT) Pakistan. Pilot production is underway since November 2000.
Al-Khaild Tanks Unique Abilities
Al-Khalid is capable of targeting the enemy in the dark of night. It is the only tank that has the ability to auto-track the enemy's tanks. Only French tanks have this capability. It is also as powerful as the German tank Leopard in terms of movement. The Al-Khalid tank's performance is much better than the Russian T-90-S tank, since its designed extreme temperatures.
Features & Fire Power
has been designed with a 125mm (48 caliber) smooth bore, auto-frettaged and
chrome plated gun which can fire APFSDS, HEAT-FS and HE-FS conventional
ammunition and missiles. It is equipped with muzzle reference system, and
bi-axis stabilization. Elevation and azimuth control is achieved by
electro-hydraulic power drives. The tank is also equipped with a 7.62 mm-coaxial
MG, 12.7mm externally mounted MG that can be fired with the hatch closed and
Multi-Target Engagement Abilities
The commander has the ability of acquiring a target independently while the gunner is engaging a previously selected one.
Rate Of Fire
automatic ammunition handling system, with 24 round ready-to-fire magazine
further supplements the Hunter-Killer capability of the tank which can load at a
rate of 8 rounds a minute. The presence of automatic target tracking system
enables the tank to achieve a very high first round hit probability even while
firing on a moving target while moving itself.
around the fire control system are the ergonomic crew positions and controls.
The tank commander, gunner and driver can virtually reach all their controls
with little movement.
low mean maximum pressure and the excellent ride given by its suspension make
Al-Khalid an ideal vehicle to fight in any theatre of operation.
Al-Khalid & Arjun Tank
Al-Khalid is far more modern than India's Arjun, which took 25 years to be developed and is still not completed. Pakistan already has an edge over India in an armed conflict, but after the addition of Al-Khalid, Pakistan would be invincible in a land war.