Mobarez Tank

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Mobarez
Type Main battle tank
Place of origin  Iran
Service history
Used by Iran
Production history
Produced 2006–present
Specifications (Mobarez)
Weight 55 long tons (62 short tons; 56 t)
Length 7.5 m (24 ft 7 in) (hull)
Width 3.5 m (11 ft 6 in)
Height 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Crew 4

Main
armament
120 mm rifled (L11A5)
Secondary
armament
2 x L7 machine gun
Engine diesel
850 hp

Mobarez (Persian: مبارز) meaning "Duellist" is a domestically produced upgraded version of the British Chieftain tank by Iran.

Changes[edit]

The chassis of the tank is changed in back and sides. The fuel tank is replaced by a new repairable one. The gear box is changed so the tank can have 360 degrees turret turn. Also additional anti shock systems are added to protect the internal sensitive electronic tools. They also added a laser targeting system to the tank. The engine is replaced by a more powerful one. And also night vision and infra-red systems are added.

Production[edit]

Iran upgrades its Chieftain tanks in Shahid Kolahduz Industrial Complex along with its T-72 tanks.

Operators[edit]

 Iran

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