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Zulfiqar or Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank
 
 
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Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
 
Description
The Zulfiqar or Zolfaqar is an Iranian-made main battle tank which was developed in early 1994 and produce since 1995. In April 1997 Acting Commander of the Ground Forces of the Iranian Army, Lieutenant General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani announced that the mass production of Zulfiqar tanks, which began in 1996, was still in progress. This tank is based on the technology of the Russian main battle tank T-72. No specific information indicates the number of vehicles that was built by Iran.
 
Variants
- Zulfiqar 2: upgraded version of Zulfiqar 1 with new powerful engine, new armour protection for the hull an turret
- Zulfiqar 3:
modernized variant of Zulfiqar 1 with new fire control systems, engine and main gun with autoloader. This tank is also fitted with new armour for the turret and the upper part of the suspension is covered by an armoured skirt.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The main armament of the Zulfiqar comprises a 125 mm smoothbore cannon which is fitted with a fume extractor. A 12.7mm machine gun is mounted on the tank commander cupola. A bank of four smoke grenade discharger is mounted on each side front of the turret. The Zulfiqar can fire a wide range of ammunitions as HEP-T (High-Explosive Plastic Tracer), APFSDS-T (Armor Piercing, Fin Stabilized, Discarding Sabot - Tracer), HEAT-T (High-Explosive Anti-Tank - Tracer), APDS-T (Armor-Piercing Discarding Sabot-Tracer ), APDS and HESH (High-Explosive Squash Head).
 
Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology A bank of four smoke grenade discharger are mounted on each side front of the turret.
Design and protection
The layout of the Zulfiqar is conventional with the driver at the front, the turret in the middle and powerpack at the rear. The driver has a single-piece hatch cover that opens to the right and three day periscopes for driving when closed up. The gunner and commander sit to the right side with the gunner in front of and below the commander while the loader sits on the left of the turret. The hull and the turret is made in all welded steel armour. The front of the hull is fitted with composite armour. One stowage basket is mounted at the rear of the turret.
Propulsion
The Zulfiqar 1 is powered by a V12 780 hp Diesel engine with two exhaust outlets in the rear of the hull. The torsion bar suspension consists on each side of six dual rubber-tyred roadwheels, idler at the front and drive sprocket at the rear and five tracks return rollers. The engine is coupled to an automatic transmission with six gears. The Zulfiqar 1 can run at a maximum road speed of 65 km/h with a maximum road range of 450 km.
 
Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technologyThe torsion bar suspension consists on each side of six dual rubber-tyred roadwheels, idler at the front and drive sprocket at the rear and five track return rollers.
Accessories
Meteo mast is mounted on the front left of the roof turret. Standard equipment of the Zulfiqar 1 includes a Slovenian computerized fire control system, a laser range finder, night sight and NBC protection system. Near the commander position, there is an radio set, model AN/VRC-89/91/92.
 
Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technologyZulfiqar 1 iq equipped with a Slovenian computerized fire control system.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 125 mm, one 12.7 mm anti-aicraft machine
gun.
Country users
Iran
Designer Country
Iran
Accessories
Computerized fire control system, laser range finder, night sight, NBC protection system.
Crew
4
Armor
Steel armour and composite armour at the front
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Weight
36,000 kg
Speed
65 km/h maximum road speed
Range
450 km
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Dimensions
Length: 6.7 m; Width: 3.6 m; Height: 2.4 m
 
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Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
 
Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
   
Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology Zulfiqar Zolfaqar 1 main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video air defence system Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
 
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