The decision to develop the Talha made after U.S. sanctions imposed on Pakistan made it impossible for HIT to continue manufacturing the M113. The Talha's design is based on the M113, one notable difference being the positions of the engine and driver station.
The Al-Talha is being marketed for export and was displayed at the IDEAS 2002 defence exhibition, Karachi, in 2002. In November 2004 an Iraqi delegation ordered 44 Talha APCs.
|Type||Armoured personnel carrier (APC)|
|Place of origin||Pakistan|
|Used by||Pakistan Army |
|Designer||Heavy Industries Taxila|
|Manufacturer||Heavy Industries Taxila|
|Weight||12.5 ton (combat weight) |
10.6 ton (curb weight)
|Armour||Aluminium (5083 series)|
|12.7 mm machine gun|
|Engine||Two options: |
|Suspension||Torsion bars, hydraulic dampers|