Islamic BS aside, they made a nice tank. Seems to be based on the M60 chassis, but longer. I think it has a soviet/russian 125mm gun, like the one on T-72s and the turret has a nice, angled shape, away from typical T-series or other eastern designs and closer to the M1 Abraams.
Now how effective its armour is, apart from looks, that's another story. But I can safely assume that it should be on par or better than a Chieftain. A tank these guys have been operating for decades. Surely by 2011 they have mastered all its secrets.