Safir (vehicle)

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Safir
SafirVehicle1.jpg
Type Multipurpose military vehicle
Place of origin  Iran
Service history
Used by Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Fath Vehicle Industries
Specifications
Weight 1.62 tonnes. 2.35 tonnes fully loaded
Length 3.726 m
Width 1.69 m
Height 1.88 m
Crew 1 (+5 passengers)

Main
armament
12x Fajr 1 107 mm rockets, or a 106 mm recoilless rifle or a Toophan anti-tank missile launcher
Engine Nissan Z24 gasoline engine
105 hp
Power/weight 44.68 hp/tonne
Suspension Coil spring
Operational
range
500 km[1][2]
Speed 130 km/h

Safir (Persian: سفیر, meaning "ambassador") is an Iranian 4x4 multipurpose military vehicle built by Fath Vehicle Industries.[3] This vehicle was officially unveiled in 2008. In the ceremony, Iranian defense minister said that 3000 Safirs were built in that year and Fath industries will deliver 5000 more vehicles to defense industry per year.[4]

Safir has a modular build and has many models. These include:[2][3]

  • A version equipped with 12 Fajr 1 107 mm rocket tubes.
  • A version equipped with a 106 mm recoilless rifle for use against enemy armored vehicles
  • A model equipped with a Toophan anti tank missile launcher to counter enemy tanks
  • A model equipped with 9K11 Malyutka anti tank missiles (Probably Iranian produced Ra'ad)
  • A model equipped with Towsan anti tank missiles
  • A variant equipped with a Grenade launcher
  • Command vehicle
  • Ambulance
  • Radio wave emitter

Safir can greatly enhance Iran's ability to transport its units across the country and also improves the maneuverability of the Iranian forces across the battlefield. Also it acts as fast transporter of Fajr 1 rockets, 106 mm recoilless rifle and Toophan anti tank missile.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "View image: 4f". Postimage.org. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "View image: 2f". Postimage.org. Retrieved 5 February 2012. 
  3. ^ a b c "واحد مرکزی خبر | IRIB News". Iribnews.ir. Retrieved 2012-08-15. 
  4. ^ http://khabarkhodro.com/detail.asp?id=32770

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