Iranian Tanks

January 27th, 2006  

Topic: Iranian Tanks

Does anybody know what kind of tanks Iran is making?

How good are they, stats, ect?

What is the current manifacture rate of these tanks (how many built per month)?

Do they also make their own APC?

Any other military land vehicles?

How good is their anti-aicraft missle capability?

I didn't think they had an arms industry, but it seems that they do.
January 27th, 2006  

Iranian Tank "SAFIR-74"
Main gun"105mm/L51
Top speed 65km
Base tank"RussianT-54,T-55,or chinese Type-59and69

Iraninan original MBT
Main gun"125m/L51
power" 1000hp
Heavy 40ton
Top speed"70km?
with Auto loader?

Iran bought about 200 T-72 from russia &poland.
now,Iran is making T-72s (License
When thinking from a low technological level of Iran
The armor of this tank is inferior than T-72
January 27th, 2006  
Thanks for the info.

I wondering what the industrial output of Iran is, and could they in the future become the number one heavy arms provider for other radical Muslims states.
January 27th, 2006  
Beside those vehicles mentioned by Sandy, Iran has the Tosan (wild horse/fury), a light battle tank made in 1997. It has a 90 mm gun and is ment for rapid response / Immediate Reaction Forces.

Regarding the Iranian T-72 licences they are up to the "S" version.

Quick details:
Combat weight 44.5 tonnes
Stabilized 125mm smoothbore 2A46M gun,
IA40-1 computerised fire-control system (FCS)
Laser rangefinder and day/image intensification night sighting system.
V-84MS diesel engine/840hp (18.87 hp/tonne)
Mine protection improved.

Iran has modified Chinese Type WZ 501/503 - which is based upon the BMP-1 Russian style APC. The Iranians named it "Boragh".

Iran also have a "Cobra BMT-2" APC - fitted with a 30mm gun or the ZU-23-2 AA gun. First sighted in 1996/1997.


Also from the same website a quote on Iranian war industry:

On July 10, 2003, ICE agents executed search warrants on 18 U.S. companies in 10 states suspected of exporting military components to Multicore, Ltd., a front company in London that was involved in clandestinely procuring weapons systems worldwide for the Iranian military. Among the items allegedly exported by these U.S. companies to Multicore were components for HAWK missiles, F-14 fighter jets, F-5 fighter jets, F-4 fighter jets, C-130 military aircraft, military radars, and other equipment. On Sept. 24, 2003, ICE agents in Miami announced the arrest of Serzhik Avassapian, a 40-year-old Iranian national, on charges of attempting to illegally export roughly $750,000 worth of U.S. F-14 fighter jet components to the Iranian government. During the undercover ICE investigation, there was also discussion of illegal exports of helicopters and C-130A electrical and avionic upgrades to Iran.
January 28th, 2006  
This tank looks like a M1A1.

January 29th, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
The turret does indeed. But direct your attention to the front of the chassis. On an Abrams, the part between the treads slopes down faster than the tread-skirts. The Zolfaqar's slope down equally.
February 9th, 2006  
This may help a little:

and good images here: