Here the DK1 version of
the M41. The turret modification is clearly visible. The
old gasoline engine was replaced by a new turbo-charged
diesel powerpack (Cummins VTA-903TR developing 465 hp at
2.800 rpm). The 76 mm gun remained, but a new type of
high performance anti-tank round (APFSDS from AAI
International) was bought.
Other improvements includes an NBC system, thermal night vision
system (Jahn Anderson) with integrated laser rangefinder
(Ericsson Radio Systems), night vision periscope (Texas
Instruments) as well as Halogen searchlight mounted on
the gun mantlet. The fire control system was made by AEG
Telefunken using American, Danish and German components.
Wegmann smoke dischargers were added to the turret. Fire
suppression is handled by a system from Graviner
Note the Leopard 1-like side skirt.
Fuel capacity was increased to 930 liters (204 gallons)
and range to 750 km (468 miles).
17 tanks were cannibalized in 1997 to keep the remaining
36 tanks running.
The M41 DK1 was demobbed in 1998 - 1999. One went to the
Armor Museum at the Army Combat School in Oksboel Base
Training Area, some are used for target practice and the
remainder have been scrapped.