Military equipment of Hezbollah

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This is a list of some of the military equipment used by the paramilitary wing of Hezbollah.

Small arms[edit]

Assault and Battle Rifles[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
AK-47[1] Assault Rifle Unknown Various  Soviet Union AK47.jpg Commonly used
AKM Assault Rifle Unknown Various  Soviet Union (Various) AKM automatkarbin - 7,62x39mm.jpg Commonly used
AK-74 Assault Rifle Unknown Various  Soviet Union Ak74assault.jpg Commonly used, including the M variants.
M16 rifle[2] Selective fire rifle. Single and three shot burst. Limited / Rare  Israel
 Iraq
 Lebanon
 United States The M16A4 Series 5.56mm Rifle.jpg Some likely captured from the  Syrian opposition or  ISIL
M4 carbine Carbine rifle Limited / Rare Unknown  United States M4 PEO Soldier.jpg Used by Hezbollah Special Forces

Sniper rifles[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
Heckler & Koch G3[3] Assault Rifle / Sniper Rifle Unknown Unknown  Germany DCB Shooting G3 pictures.jpg Used as Marksman rifle.

Machine guns[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
PK machine gun General-purpose machine gun (GPMG) Unknown Various  Soviet Union 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG Commonly used
FN MAG General-purpose machine gun (GPMG) Unknown Unknown  Belgium FN MAG.jpg
M240 General-purpose machine gun (GPMG) Unknown Unknown  Belgium

 USA

M240B Medium Machine Gun (7414626696).jpg

Heavy Weapons and Missiles[edit]

Anti-Tank[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
RPG-7 Anti-tank (RPG) Unknown Various  Soviet Union RPG-7V1 grenade launcher - RaceofHeroes-part2-22.jpg Including Iranian produced clones[4]
RPG-29 Anti-tank (RPG) Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union RPG-29 USGov.JPG [5][6]
RPG-30 Anti-tank (RPG) Unknown  Syria

 Russia

 Russia РПГ-30-Крюк.jpg Possession unconfirmed [7][8]
Panzerfaust 3 Anti-tank (RPG) Extremely limited (if so) Unknown  West Germany Schweizer Armee Panzerfaust.jpg Unconfirmed [9]
Saegre 2 Anti-tank Unknown  Iran  Iran Dragon 04.jpg Iranian M47 Dragon clone[10]
Raad (clone) Anti-tank (ATGM) Unknown  Iran  Iran Iranian 9M14 Malyutka clone [11]
9M14 Malyutka Anti-tank (ATGM) 500+  Iran  Soviet Union 9M14P1 Maljutka.JPG [12]
9K111 Fagot Anti-tank (ATGM) 50+  Syria  Soviet Union POLK 9K111 Fagot.jpg [13]
9M113 Konkurs Anti-tank (ATGM) 50+  Syria

 Iran

 Soviet Union Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Russian-Made Missile Found in Hezbollah Hands.jpg [14][15]
9K115-2 Metis-M Anti-tank (ATGM) 50+  Syria  Soviet Union Metis-M1 with 9М131М missile at Engineering Technologies 2012.jpg [16][17]
Towsan-1 (clone) Anti-tank (ATGM) Unknown  Iran  Iran Iranian Konkurs clone
9M133 Kornet Anti-tank (ATGM) 50+  Syria  Russia 9M133 Kornet.JPG [18][19]
BGM-71 TOW Anti-tank (ATGM) 10+ Unknown  USA BGM-71 TOW Italian Army.jpg Possibly via Iran or captured [20]
Toophan (Series) (clone) Anti-tank (ATGM) Unknown  Iran  Iran Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Launcher Captured in Lebanon.jpg Iranian TOW clone
MILAN Anti-tank (ATGM) Unknown  Syria  France MILAN-IWM PR 27-IMG 6500-gradient.jpg [21]
M40 Recoilless Rifle >1+ (Extremely underestimated) Unknown  USA Rcl106lat2.jpg 30,000 rounds of ammunition in 2008

Hezbollah has apparently thousands of ATGMs in total.[22] The group has received many unreported weapon shipments from both Iran and Syria.

Anti-Aircraft[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
ZU-23-2 Anti-Aircraft Gun Unknown  Lebanon
 Syria  Iran
 Soviet Union Zu-23 30 M1-3 - InnovationDay2013part1-40.jpg
AZP S-60 Anti-Aircraft Gun (Towed) >2+  Lebanon  Soviet Union S-60-57mm-hatzerim-1.jpg
ZSU-23-4 Self-propelled Anti-Aircraft weapon Unknown Unknown  Soviet Union ZSU 23-4.JPG

Rockets, Missiles and Launchers[edit]

Name / Model Diameter Quantity Acquired from Origin Range Warhead Photo Notes
Type 63 107mm "dozens"  Iran
 Iraq
 China 8 km H12 Type 63 multiple rocket launcher.JPG Includes Iranian Fadjr-1 clones[23]
BM-21 Grad 122mm Unknown  Russia
 China
 Iran

 Soviet Union

40 km 21 kg 1372 bm 21 grad.JPG Katyushas from Iran, Russia and China.[24]
BM-27 Uragan 220mm Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union 40 km 100 kg BM-27-Uragan-DIA.jpg
Fajr-3 240mm >100+  Iran  Iran 43 km 45 kg Acquired from Iran pre-2006 [25]
Falaq-1[26] 240mm Unknown  Iran  Iran 10 km 50 kg
Khaibar-1 302mm Unknown Unknown  Syria 100 km 175 kg Apparent cluster munition.[27]
Falaq-2[28] 303mm Unknown  Iran  Iran 11 km 120 kg
Fajr-5[29] 333mm Unknown  Iran (likely)  Iran 75 km 90 kg
Naze'at 356mm Unknown  Iran  Iran 130 km Various
Zelzal-1 Unknown Unknown  Iran  Iran 160 km Unknown
Zelzal-2 610mm Around 500[30]  Iran  Iran 250 km 600 kg apparently based on the sovietFROG-7 missile
Fateh-110 610mm 40-700  Syria  Iran 250 km 650 kg [31]
scud 500 km 800 kg

Anti-Ship

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
C-701 Anti-Ship Missile Unknown  Iran  China C-701.png
C-802 Anti-Ship Missile 8+  Iran  China In 2006, Hezbollah fire a single C-802 at the Israeli ship (INS Hanit), killing 4 sailors.[32]
Yakhont (P-800 Oniks) Anti-Ship Missile Potentially; Up to 12  Syria  Russia

 Soviet Union

P-800 oniks sketch.svg delivered 2013[33][34]

Vehicles[edit]

Tanks, APCs, IFVs and Misc

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
T-55 Main Battle Tank (MBT) Unknown  Syria

South Lebanon Army

 Soviet Union Kampfpanzer T 54 AM.JPG Some captured from SLA
T-62 Main Battle Tank (MBT) Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union Captured T-62 tank.jpg Operating in Syria
T-72 Main Battle Tank (MBT) >60, 1+ T72-AV variant[35]  Syria  Soviet Union T72 Georgia.jpg Operating in Syria
BMP-1 Infantry fighting vehicle (IFV) Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union Afghan National Army on patrol.jpg Operating in Syria
M113 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) At least 3 Disputed, likely from: South Lebanon Army[36]  USA M113a2.jpg Captured in year 2000
BTR-152 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Unknown South Lebanon Army  Soviet Union BTR-152 type at Kubinka.JPG Some captured from SLA
BTR-50 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Unknown South Lebanon Army  Soviet Union BTR-50PU command vehicle and 3 BRDM-2 armored amphibious scout cars.JPEG Some captured from SLA
BRDM-2 Armored Personnel Carrier (APC) Unknown South Lebanon Army  Soviet Union Brdm2 c.jpg Some captured from SLA
2S1 Gvozdika Self-propelled Howitzer >3+  Syria  Soviet Union 2S1 Gvozdika.jpg Operating in Syria
Safir Military Jeep "dozens"  Iran  Iran Operating in Syria
Technical (vehicle) Improvised fighting vehicle 100-1000s+ Various Various A Private Afghan Security Company truck armed with a DShK heavy machine gun.jpg Used widely, some captured from the  Syrian opposition and  ISIL
Civilian & Transport vehicles Mercedes, Volvo, Range Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota etc 100-1000s+ Various Various Used widely

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)[37]

The group claims to build their own UAVs, which is disputed, but in any case the designs are copies of Iranian models.[38]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
Mohajer-4 UAV 8+  Iran  Iran
Ababil-2 UAV >12  Iran  Iran 2 or 3 apparently shot down by Israel in 2006.
Ababil-3 UAV Unknown  Iran  Iran
Yasir (clone) UAV Unknown  Iran  Iran Iranian ScanEagle clone[39]

See also[edit]

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