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The Oryx Handbook of Iranian Fighting Vehicles


By Stijn Mitzer

The goal of this list is to comprehensively catalogue Iran's past and current inventory of vehicles and equipment. In an effort to streamline the list and avoid unnecessary confusion, civilian trucks towing military trailers or military trucks on which missiles, rockets or radars are based are not included in the list. As this author keeps an updated list of all military trucks in service with Iran's Armed Forces, please feel free to direct any questions regarding the information in this list to oryxspioenkop[at]gmail.com.

Notes: 

- If several configurations of a vehicle with one designation are known, they are added as such. 

- The part within the apostrophes refers to other designations or an unofficial designation. 

- When available, the date of inception and range are added. As this list mostly relies on data reported by Iranian sources, the date of inception and range should be used as a rough indication rather than a precise estimate.

- To avoid confusion over the names of certain SAM systems, names of the missiles used on these SAM systems are sometimes included in this list. The Taer-2A, 2B and 2C missiles listed have been identified and confirmed to be in use on the specific launcher also listed.

- Vehicles captured or produced during the Iran-Iraq war and subsequently only used for a short period of time are not included in this list. 

Be sure to check out this link for an overview of Iran's unmanned aerial vehicles. For a more complete overview of Iran's ballistic missiles and artillery rockets please click here.

Although a great deal of effort has been put into ensuring the accuracy of this list, any updates or corrections to this list are most welcome.

(Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in Iranian service)

Tanks - Operational

 

Tanks - Prototypes

  • Iran T-72 ''Khorramshahr'' (Ukrainian upgrade of the T-72M1, not adopted)
  • Iran Sabalan [2014] (Iranian upgrade of the M47M, not destined to enter service)
  • Iran Tiam [2016] (Iranian upgrade of the M47M, not believed to be destined to enter service) Prototype: (1)
  • Iran Samsam [2013] (Iranian upgrade of the M60, not destined to enter service) Three configurations: (2) (3)
  • Iran Zolfaghar ''Zulfiqar-1, A and B'' (Not destined to enter service) Two configurations: (2)
  • Iran Zolfaghar ''Zulfiqar-2, 3, C and D'' (Not destined to enter service) Four configurations: (2) (3) (4)
  • Iran Zolfaghar-E ''Zulfiqar-3'' (Not destined to enter service)
  • Iran Unnamed T-55 upgrade (1) (Did not enter production) Two configurations: (2)
  • Iran Unnamed T-55 upgrade (2) (Did not enter production)
  • Iran Karrar (Yet to enter mass production)
  • Iran Rakhsh (Revolutionary Guards upgrade of the T-72M1/S, yet to enter mass production)

 

Armoured fighting vehicles - Operational

 

Armoured fighting vehicles - Prototypes

 

Infantry fighting vehicles - Operational

 

Infantry fighting vehicles - Prototypes

 

Armoured personnel carriers - Operational

 

Armoured personnel carriers - Prototypes

 

Infantry mobility vehicles (IMV)

 

Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP)



Military engineering vehicles - Operational

 

Military engineering vehicles - Prototypes

 

Unmanned ground vehicles (UGV) - Prototypes

 

Command vehicles

 

Heavy mortars - Operational

 

Self-propelled mortars - Operational

 

Tank Destroyers - Prototypes

 

Towed Artillery

 

Self-propelled artillery - Operational

 

Self-propelled artillery - Prototypes

 

Multiple Rocket Launchers

 

Towed anti-aircraft guns - Operational

 

Towed anti-aircraft guns - Prototypes

 

Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns - Operational

 

Self-propelled anti-aircraft guns - Prototypes

 

Static SAM systems

 

Self-propelled SAM systems - Operational

 

Self-propelled SAM systems - Prototypes

 

Artillery Rockets

 

Cruise Missiles

  • 22px-Flag_of_Iran.svg Soumar [2015]
  • 22px-Flag_of_Iran.svg Hoveyzeh [2019] [Range: 1350km]
  • 22px-Flag_of_Iran.svg Quds [2018] (Supplied to Houthi militants in Yemen. Used in the 2019 Abqaiq–Khurais attack on Saudi Arabia)
  • 22px-Flag_of_Iran.svg Meshkat [2012] (Did not enter production)  
  • 22px-Flag_of_Iran.svg Ya Ali (Documented by sources as used in the surface-to-surface role, not yet seen in this configuration)

 

Coastal Defence Missile Systems

 

Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles (ASBM)

 

Short-Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM)

     

    Medium-Range Ballistic Missiles (MRBM)


    Anti-Radiation Ballistic Missiles (ARBM)


    Jammers and Deception systems

     

    Radars and Sensors

     

    Trucks


    Jeeps and Vehicles


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