Chinese Type 653 ARV
The Type 653 ARV is a basic battlefield Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) that is based on the Type 69 production MBT chassis (see picture #4313
). The Type 653 is fielded with no turret but instead 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.
Picture added on 27 March 2011 at 12:52