Unusual Iranian AFVs

13940126150820252_PhotoLBack in April, three rather interesting and somewhat suspect vehicles from the research center in Tehran were displayed as part of Iran’s “Army Day” event.  We somehow missed this news back when it was first posted over at the Tanknet forum, but we felt it was sufficiently amusing that it warranted a post here.  Better late than never as they say.  The three vehicles showcased include the Nazir UGV, Fallaqh reconnaissance vehicle, and Aghareb “light tank.”

First off, we have the Nazir UGV: 600 kg payload, 2 km combat radius.


Fallaqh: Reported 400 km combat range, four ton(ne) weight, one 12.7 mm RWS, a one-man crew, and a top speed of 100 km/h off-road, 130 km/h road.  This vehicle looks suspiciously like the Howe and Howe Ripsaw “luxury tank.”


Last but not least, the Aghareb Light Tank.  This appears to be a BTR-60 with an upgraded engine mounting a turret of some sort armed with what looks to be the 90mm gun from an M47 tank.  Perhaps these guns were left over after Iran upgraded their M47 tanks to the Sabalan.


Special thanks to the guys at the tanknet “Iranian tanks” thread for posting this info.  More photos of these vehicles are available here, here, and here.

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