Zulfiqar (tank)

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Zulfiqar
Zulfiqar 3
An Iranian Army Zulfiqar-3 in September 2012.
Type Main battle tank (MBT)
Place of origin Iran
Service history
Used by Iran Islamic Republic of Iran
Production history
Designed 1993
Manufacturer Shahid Kolah Dooz Industrial Complex
Produced 1996–present
Number built 100 Zulfiqar 1 in 2005
Variants Zulfiqar 2, Zulfiqar 3
Specifications (Zulfiqar 3)
Weight 52 tonnes
Length 9.20 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Width 3.6 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Height 2.5 m (Bad rounding hereScript error in)
Crew 3

Armour composite armour
Main
armament
125 mm smoothbore tank gun
Secondary
armament
12.7 mm and 7.62 mm machine guns
Engine 12-cyl. diesel
Zulfiqar 1: 780 hp (630 kW)

Zulfiqar 3: AVDS-1790 1000 hp

Power/weight 21.7 hp/ton (Zulfiqar 1),17.85 hp/ton (zulfiqar 3)
Transmission 6-gear SPAT 1200 automatic transmission
Suspension torsion-bar
Operational
range
450 km (Bad rounding hereScript error mi)
Speed 70 km/h (Bad rounding hereScript error mph)

Works Cited:

1. "Zulfiqar (tank)." Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., 3 Oct 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2013. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zulfiqar_(tank)>.