Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications information pictures video Sudan

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Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank
 
 
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Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications description information identification intelligence pictures images photos video Sudan Sudanese army defence industry military corporation technology
 
Description

The Al-Zubair 2 is a main battle tank based to the Chinese Type-59D, an upgrade version of the Type-59 MBT. This tank is manufactured in Sudan under license by the MIC (Military Industry Corporation of Sudan) for domestic production. The first production of Type-59 started in 1958 and the tank enters in services with the Chinese army in 1959. The Type-59D was developed in the 1990s to meet the requirements of the Chinese army and answer against the new threats of modern battlefield. The Type-59D includes many improvements as new gun, fire control and observation systems.

 
Variants
- No variants at this time.
 
Technical Data
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Armament

The main armament of the Al-Zubair 2 consists of a 105mm smoothbore gun which can fire APFSDS (Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot), HEAT (High-Explosive Anti-Tank) and HE (High-Explosive) ammunitions. The 105 mm rifled tank gun is similar to the Western L7 105mm and is fitted with a fume extractor and thermal sleeve. The secondary armaments are a roof-mounted 12.7 mm anti-aircraft machine gun and a 7.62mm coaxial machine gun mounted to the right of the main armament. Four smoke grenade dischargers are mounted on each side of the turret.

Design and protection
The all-welded steel hull of the Al-Zubair 2 is divided into three main compartments: driver's at the front, fighting in the centre and the engine and transmission at the rear. The driver is seated at the front of the tank on the left and is provided with a single-piece hatch cover that swings to the left. There are two day periscopes provided forward of this hatch, one of which can be replaced by an infra-red periscope. The commander is seated on the left of the turret, with the gunner on the same side but in a more forward position. The Al-Zubair 2 is protected with composite armour at the front of the hull and with explosive reactive armour mounted each side of the turret. With this package, the tank is protected against the kinetic armour-piercing round and HEAT ammunitions. According to the manufacturer, the vehicle is able to withstand a fire by 105mm APFSDS round at a distance of 2,000m. The rear part and side of the turret are fitted with baskets to carry equipment and tools.
Propulsion
The Al-Zubair 2 is motorized wit a Diesel water-cooled engine developing 720 hp. The torsion bar suspension of Al-Zubair 2 consists of each side with five single rubber-tyred roadwheels with a distinct gap between the first and second roadwheels. The drive sprocket is at the rear and the idler at the front. The uppart part of the suspension is protected by armour plates. The Al-Zubair 2 can run at a maximum road speed of 57 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 350 km. The tank can cross a trench of 2.7m, climb a vertical obstacle of 0.8m, negotiate a gradient of 60% and a side slope of 30%
Accessories
The Al-Zubair 2 is equipped with a firing control system including ballistic computer with laser range finder and stabilized images display. All the optics of the tank are laser protected. Standard equipment of the Al-Zubair 2 includes thermal imager night vision for the gunner and driver and NBC protection system. The tank is also fitted with an automatic fire and explosion suppression system.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 105mm smoothbore gun
one 7.62mm coaxial machine gun
one 12.7mm anti-aircraft machine gun
Country users
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Designer Country
Sudan
Accessories
Automatic fire control system, ballistic computer, laser range finder,thermal night vision, automatic fire and explosion suppression system.
Crew
4
Armor
Protection against small arms and shell splinters. Composite armour at the front and ERA on the turret.
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Weight
37,000 kg
Speed
57 km/h maximum road speed
Range
350 km
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Dimensions
Length: 9.97 m; Width: 3.39 m; Height: 2.4 m
 
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Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications description information identification intelligence pictures images photos video Sudan Sudanese army defence industry military corporation technology
 
Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications description information identification intelligence pictures images photos video Sudan Sudanese army defence industry military corporation technology
Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications description information identification intelligence pictures images photos video Sudan Sudanese army defence industry military corporation technology

 

Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications description information identification intelligence pictures images photos video Sudan Sudanese army defence industry military corporation technology

Al-Zubair 2 DAA03 main battle tank data sheet specifications description information identification intelligence pictures images photos video Sudan Sudanese army defence industry military corporation technology
 
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