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Iranian 'Karrar' tank

Grey Havoc

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http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article138042223.html

The Associated Press


TEHRAN, Iran — Iran's semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the country has unveiled a domestically manufactured tank and has launched a mass-production line.

The Sunday report quotes Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan as saying: "The tank has the capability to fire missiles and precisely guide them."

Fars says the tank named "Karrar" is equipped with an electro-optical fire control system and laser range-finder and is capable of firing at both stable and mobile targets day or night.

Dehghan also says the tank can compete with the most advanced tanks in the world in the three main areas of "power, precision and mobility."

Iran has been producing its own weapons and military equipment, including missiles, fighter jets and submarines, for more than two decades.
 

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It looks to be a t-72 hull with various cladding type attachments.
 

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Iran has had extensive experience with the Chieftain, the M48 and M60 and various Russian models, at least to . the T72. The new tank probably incorporates elements from most of these but I am also inclined to agree that it is probably mostly T72. The gun is almost certainly based on the Russian 125mm. They may be building the engine themselves or buying it from an external vendor, for instance Russia, the Ukraine or China.
 

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Foo Fighter said:
It looks to be a t-72 hull with various cladding type attachments.

An accurate assessment.

http://below-the-turret-ring.blogspot.com/2016/10/karrar-tank-revealed-to-be-upgraded-t-72.html
 

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