Sayyad AFV

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Sayyad
SayyadAFV.jpg
Sayyad with rocket launcher
Type Quick reaction armored vehicle
Place of origin  Iran
Service history
Used by Iran
Production history
Manufacturer Defense Industries Organization
Produced 2010
Specifications

Armor Steel
Main
armament
Single or double Toophan anti-tank missile launchers or two 23x 77 millimetres (3.0 in) rocket launchers
Engine Diesel
Suspension Torsion bar

Sayyad AFV is an Iranian light, multi-purpose, tracked armored vehicle, sometimes described as a "quick reaction tank".

The overall design is similar to that of the British FV101 Scorpion, and it is often mistaken as a Tosan tank. However, there are some major differences between the Sayyad and the Scorpion. The Sayyad is shorter in length than the Scorpion, and it has one less road wheel. The hull is slightly redesigned and storage baskets are also added.

There are two versions of the Sayyad. One with a single or double Toophan anti-tank missile launcher with six other missiles in storage baskets. The other with two 23x launchers of 77 millimetres (3.0 in) rockets.[1][2]

The vehicle is intended to be used to provide a fast platform for anti-tank missiles and small artillery rockets. It entered service in 2010.[3]

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