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Type 653 ARV.

The Type 84 is an armoured recovery vehicle based on the Type 69 tank and used by the PLA Army. The Type 84 features a powered structure controlling a dozer blade at the front of the hull and a hydraulically powered crane. The crane is capable of lifting up to 70 tons.[1]

Originally designated as Type 653, later versions by Norinco were re-classified as Type 84.[2]

Users[edit | edit source]

  •  Bangladesh[3]
  •  China[3]
  •  Pakistan[3]
  •  Tanzania: 5 Type-84A delivered in 2014[4]
  •  Thailand[3]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "Chinese Type 653 ARV". http://www.military-vehicle-photos.com/picture/number5040.asp. Retrieved 2013-04-15. 
  2. "Type 84 Armoured Recovery Vehicle". 22 June 2003. http://www.sinodefence.com/army/engineer/type84_recovery.asp. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Foss, Christopher F. (12 March 2002). "NORINCO Type 69 MBT". Jane's Armour and Artillery 2002-2003. 
  4. "Trade Registers". Armstrade.sipri.org. http://armstrade.sipri.org/armstrade/page/trade_register.php. Retrieved 1 January 2015. 

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