IAIO Toufan

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For Iranian Anti-tank missiles, see Toophan.
Toufan I, II
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Toufan II
Role Attack helicopter
Manufacturer Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO)
First flight May 2010[1]
Status In service
Primary users Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (IRGC)
Iranian Army (Army Aviation)
Number built 10 Toufan I in 2010
2 Toufan II in 2013
Developed from Bell AH-1J International Cobra

The IAIO Toufan or Toophan (Persian: توفان‎‎, "typhoon") is series of combat helicopters produced by the Iran Aviation Industries Organization. Based on the US-built AH-1J SeaCobra, the Toofan is produced in two variants, the Toufan I unveiled in May 2010 was followed by the improved Toufan II unveiled on January 2013.[2][3]



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  1. ^ Iran Unveils ‘Toofan 2’ Helicopter. uskowioniran.com
  2. ^ "Iran unveils latest indigenous helicopter Toufan 2". Presstv.ir. PressTV. 2012-12-12. Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  3. ^ "Iran Starts Using New Home-Made Combat Choppers". English.farsnews.com. Fars News Agency. 2 January 2013. Retrieved 21 November 2014.