|Cost:||$5.5 million per tank|
|Country of origin:||Turkey and South Korea (Based on K2 Black Panthar)|
|Combat Weight:||72.8 tons|
|Length:||32.8 ft (10 m)|
|Width:||11.8 ft (3.6 m)|
|Height:||8.2 ft (2.5 m)|
|Range:||310.7 miles (500 km)|
|Engine:||MTU 883 turbocharged diesel (1,500 hp)|
|Road Speed:||43.5 mph (70 km/h)|
|Armor||Modular reactive composite armor|
|Night vision||Day/thermal sights|
|Main Armament||120mm L55 smoothbore gun|
|Secondary Armament||1 x 7.62mm coaxial machine gun|
|1 x 12.7mm roof mounted machine gun|
|Radar/Sensors:||Volkan-III modular fire control|
|Countermeasures/Defenses:||8 x Smoke grenade dischargers|
|Misc Systems:||Laser range-finder|
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