List of 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 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
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.
SKS[4] Marksman rifle/Sniper rifle Unknown Unknown  Soviet Union Simonow SKS 45 noBG.jpg
Dragunov sniper rifle[5] Designated marksman rifle Unknown Unknown  Soviet Union SVD Dragunov.jpg

Machine guns[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
PK machine gun General-purpose machine gun Unknown Various  Soviet Union 7,62 KK PKM Helsinki 2012.JPG Commonly used
FN MAG General-purpose machine gun Unknown Unknown  Belgium FN MAG.jpg
M240 General-purpose machine gun Unknown Unknown  Belgium
 United States
M240B Medium Machine Gun (7414626696).jpg
M1919 Browning machine gun[6] General-purpose machine gun Unknown Unknown  United States YM-museum-Browning-M1919-1.jpg

Heavy weapons and missiles[edit]

Anti-tank[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
RPG-7 Anti-tank Unknown Various  Soviet Union RPG-7V1 grenade launcher - RaceofHeroes-part2-22.jpg Including Iranian produced clones[7]
RPG-29 Anti-tank Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union RPG-29 USGov.JPG [8][9]
RPG-30 Anti-tank Unknown  Syria
 Russia
 Russia РПГ-30-Крюк.jpg Possession unconfirmed[10][11]
Panzerfaust 3 Anti-tank Extremely limited (if so) Unknown  West Germany Schweizer Armee Panzerfaust.jpg Unconfirmed[12]
Saegre 2 Anti-tank Unknown  Iran  Iran Dragon 04.jpg Iranian M47 Dragon clone[13]
Raad (clone) Anti-tank guided missile Unknown  Iran  Iran Iranian 9M14 Malyutka clone[14]
9M14 Malyutka Anti-tank guided missile 500+  Iran  Soviet Union 9M14P1 Maljutka.JPG [15]
9K111 Fagot Anti-tank guided missile 50+  Syria  Soviet Union POLK 9K111 Fagot.jpg [16]
9M113 Konkurs Anti-tank guided missile 50+  Syria
 Iran
 Soviet Union Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Russian-Made Missile Found in Hezbollah Hands.jpg [17][18]
9K115-2 Metis-M Anti-tank guided missile 50+  Syria  Soviet Union Metis-M1 with 9М131М missile at Engineering Technologies 2012.jpg [19][20]
Towsan-1 (clone) Anti-tank guided missile Unknown  Iran  Iran Iranian Konkurs clone
9M133 Kornet Anti-tank guided missile 50+  Syria  Russia 9M133 Kornet.JPG [21][22]
BGM-71 TOW Anti-tank guided missile 10+ Unknown  USA BGM-71 TOW Italian Army.jpg Possibly via Iran or captured[23]
Toophan (Series) (clone) Anti-tank guided missile Unknown  Iran  Iran Flickr - Israel Defense Forces - Launcher Captured in Lebanon.jpg Iranian TOW clone
MILAN Anti-tank guided missile Unknown  Syria  France MILAN-IWM PR 27-IMG 6500-gradient.jpg [24]
M40 Recoilless rifle >1+ (extremely underestimated) Unknown  USA Rcl106lat2.jpg 30,000 rounds of ammunition in 2008

Hezbollah has apparently thousands of anti-tank guided missiles in total.[25] 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  Syria  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 8km H12 Type 63 multiple rocket launcher.JPG Includes Iranian Fadjr-1 clones[26]
BM-21 Grad 122mm Unknown  Russia
 China
 Iran

 Soviet Union

40km 21kg 1372 bm 21 grad.JPG Katyushas from Iran, Russia and China.[27]
BM-27 Uragan 220mm Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union 40 km 100 kg BM-27-Uragan-DIA.jpg
Fajr-3 240mm >100+  Iran  Iran 43km 45kg Acquired from Iran pre-2006[28]
Falaq-1[29] 240mm Unknown  Iran  Iran 10km 50kg
Khaibar-1 302mm Unknown Unknown  Syria 100km 175kg Apparent cluster munition.[30]
Falaq-2[31] 303mm Unknown  Iran  Iran 11km 120kg
Fajr-5[32] 333mm Unknown  Iran (likely)  Iran 75km 90kg
Naze'at 356mm Unknown  Iran  Iran 130km Various
Zelzal-1 Unknown Unknown  Iran  Iran 160km Unknown
Zelzal-2 610mm Around 500[33]  Iran  Iran 250km 600kg Apparently based on the sovietFROG-7 missile
Fateh-110 610mm 40-700  Syria  Iran 250km 650kg [34]
Scud 500km 800kg

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.[35]
Yakhont (P-800 Oniks) Anti-ship missile Potentially; Up to 12  Syria  Russia
 Soviet Union
P-800 oniks sketch.svg Delivered 2013[36][37]

Vehicles[edit]

Tanks, armoured personnel carriers, infantry fighting vehicles and misc[edit]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
T-55 Main battle tank Unknown  Syria
South Lebanon Army
 Soviet Union Kampfpanzer T 54 AM.JPG Some captured from SLA
T-62 Main battle tank Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union Captured T-62 tank.jpg Operating in Syria
T-72 Main battle tank >60, 1+ T72-AV variant[38]  Syria  Soviet Union T72 Georgia.jpg Operating in Syria
T-90 Main battle tank Unknown  Syria  Russia Operating in Syria
BMP-1 Infantry fighting vehicle Unknown  Syria  Soviet Union Afghan National Army on patrol.jpg Operating in Syria
M113 Armoured personnel carrier At least 3 Disputed, likely from: South Lebanon Army[39]  USA M113a2.jpg Captured in year 2000
BTR-152 Armoured personnel carrier Unknown South Lebanon Army  Soviet Union BTR-152 type at Kubinka.JPG Some captured from SLA
BTR-50 Armoured personnel carrier 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 Armoured personnel carrier 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 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 Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Civilian and transport vehicles Mercedes, Volvo, Range Rover, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Toyota etc. 100-1000s+ Various Various Used widely

Unmanned aerial vehicles[40]

The group claims to build their own unmanned aerial vehicles, which is disputed, but in any case the designs are copies of Iranian models.[41]

Name Type Quantity Acquired from Origin Photo Notes
Mohajer-4 Unmanned aerial vehicle 8+  Iran  Iran
Ababil-2 Unmanned aerial vehicle >12  Iran  Iran 2 or 3 apparently shot down by Israel in 2006.
Ababil-3 Unmanned aerial vehicle Unknown  Iran  Iran
Yasir (clone) Unmanned aerial vehicle Unknown  Iran  Iran Iranian ScanEagle clone[42]

See also[edit]

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