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Iranian Artillery Rockets

Iranian military forces possess a wide variety of artillery rockets, although the diversity of these holdings is exceeded only by the paucity of detailed information in the open literature. Iran produces a range of artillery rocket systems, including the Shahin, Oghab, Fajr, Naze'at, and Zelzal. Although these rocket systems were developed primarily for a battlefield support role, Iran used the Oghab in a strategic role during the February-April 1988 "War of the Cities," to bombard Iraqi cities and towns Although details on most of these systems is spare, it is reported that the Oghab, a 230 mm artillery rocket with range of 34 km, is launched from a launcher with three launch tubes. The Nazeat-10, an extended-range version of the Nazeat-6 FROG-derivative, is fired from the same launcher as the Oghab, but can also be fired from L2 and L3 FROG launchers.

Iranian manufactured rockets launchers include the Haseb, an Iranian 12 tube 107 mm MRL that is a variant of a Chinese 107 mm rocket, as well as variants of Chinese and Russian 122 mm rockets such as the Noor and Hadid 40 tube 122 mm MRL systems and the Arash version of the 122mm Katyusha MRL.

The "Thirty- Bomb Rocket Truck" is designed and manufactured for quick and exact firing operations in any Geographical Conditions and for destroying Anti-Fire barriers and enemy’s motorized armored devices with higher mobility. It should be noted that this weapon is mounted on Benz LA911. It is of high value because of its quick transposition and crossing through road and off-road.

Iranian Artillery Rockets

RocketRangeDiameterWarheadComment
kmmmkg
Arash122Katyusha MRL
Fajr-345
Fajr-545
Haseb91078
Mushak-120130500
Naze'at-490
Naze'at-5
Naze'at-6105355850FROG
Naze'at-10140450250FROG
Noor1812218
Oghab34-4523070
Shahin-1 13333190
Shahin-2 20333
Zelzal-2100

30-Tube MRL

Type of vehicle Benz truck AL911, Turbo-charge
Power 170 HP
Maximum speed 75 KM/H
Number of axles 2
Number of differential 1
Useful length 449 CM
Total permissible weight with the vehicle 8380 KG
Total permissible weight without the vehicle 3880 KG
Caliber 122.4 MM
Barrel length 3 M
Number of barrels 30 PCS
Maximum range 20.4 KM
Firing time 30 Rockets in 15 Sec. (SALVO)
Maximum launching 55 Deg.
Minimum launching angle 11 Deg.
Weight of each individual 23.3 KGS Barrel

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