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Zelzal 3 2012.jpg
Zelzal-3 triple launcher during a 2012 Tehran military exhibition
Type Artillery rocket
Service history
In service 1993–present
Used by  Iran
Hezbollah ( Lebanon)
Production history
Manufacturer  Iran
Weight 3.6–3.87 tonnes depending on model.
Length 9–9.6 m depending on model
Diameter 610 mm
Warhead One

Engine Solid
200–250 km depending on model[1][2]
Transporter erector launcher

Zelzal-3 (Persian: زلزال-۳‎‎, meaning "earthquake") is an Iranian-made solid propellant missile, with a range of 200 km.[1] The variant Zelzal-3B has smaller warhead and a range of 250 km.[2] The shape and dimensions of the missiles is nearly identical with older Zelzal models except that the nosecone is cone shaped rather than the dome shaped Zelzal-2 and Zelzal-1.

Firing Zelzal 3 in the Great Prophet VI military exercise by IRGC


Map with Zelzal-3 operators in blue

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Modlex product: MXF05-000360 Zelzal 3 Surface to Surface Rocket". Modlex.ir. Archived from the original on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  2. ^ a b c "Modlex product: MXF05-000370 Zelzal 3-B Surface to Surface Rocket". Modlex.ir. Archived from the original on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-09-03. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5y-f0XkHhqo
  4. ^ "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS". Articles.janes.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2013-09-03.