Tosan (tank)

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Tosan
Tosan
An Iranian Tosan tank firing it's 90mm cannon.
Type Light tank
Place of origin  Iran
Service history
In service 1997–
Used by Iranian Army
IRGCGF
Production history
Produced 1997
Number built ~ 20
Specifications
Weight ~ 8 tonnes
Length 4.9 m
Width 2.2 m
Height 2.1 m
Crew 3

Armour 12.7 mm
Main
armament
90 mm gun
Secondary
armament
Toophan
Engine Diesel
Suspension Torsion bar

The Tosan is a light tank native to Iran. The name Tosan or Towan means Wild Horse or Fury. The Tosan project stems from the mid 1990s and production began in 1997 in limited numbers; with mass production beginning in 2008. The Tosan is armed with a 90 mm main gun and Toophan missile launchers. It is believed that the basis for the Tosan project was the British FV101 Scorpion which [[Iran] possessed.

Works Cited:

1. "Tosan tank." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 4 Jun 2013. Web. 8 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tosan_tank>.