Operator: Iran Lebanon Morocco
Status: In Service In Service In Service
Number: 150 60 185
Acquired: 1961-1962 1983-1984 1974-1989
General Specs
Country of origin: United States
Manufacturer: Chrysler Corporation, Fisher Body Division, and Ford Motor Compay
Introduced: 1952
Combat Weight: 57 tons
Length: 30.2 ft (9.2 m)
Width: 9.8 ft (3 m)
Height: 10.8 ft (3.3 m)
Range: 287.1 miles (462 km)
Engine: AVDS-1790-2A diesel engine
Road Speed: 29.8 mph (48 km/h)
Offroad Speed:
Loader: Manual
Crew: 4
Armor Homogeneous cast steel
NBC Protection No
Nightvision Passive
Laser detection No
Main Armament 105mm M68 gun (40 rounds)
Ammunition HEAT, AP
Secondary Armament 3 x 7.62mm (10,000 rounds)
Ammunition Carried or 1 x 12.7mm Browning
Countermeasures/Defenses: 12 x smoke grenade discharger
Notes: Saw combat in 1967 Six-Day War, Yom Kippup War, Lebanese Civil War, Turkish Invasion of Cyprus, and Iran-Iraq War

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