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Iranian Karrar Main Battle Tank (Infographics)

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Iranian Karrar Main Battle Tank (Infographics)

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Karrar Main Battle Tank (MBT) is a significant upgrade on the T-72 tank currently in use by the Islamic Republic of Iran Armed Forces. This upgrade brings the existing tanks up to the standard equivalent to the T-90MS. The Karrar tank is equipped with various systems, including a laser rangefinder, ballistic computer, automatic loading system, navigation system, communication and digital battlefield management system, as well as electronic warfare countermeasure system.

Karrar tank specifications:

  • Type: Main Battle Tank
  • Produced: Since March 12, 2017
  • Manufacturer: Bani Hashem Armor Industrial Complex
  • Origin: Iran
  • Length: 6.8 meters (hull) – 9.53 meters (with gun)
  • Width: 3.6 meters
  • Height: 2.23 meters (without remote-controlled gun)
  • Mass: 46 to 48.5 tons (exact weight not announced)
  • Crew: 3 (driver, commander and gunner)
  • Engine: Enhanced engine with 1000 horsepower
  • Speed: 60-70 km/h
  • Operational range: 550 km (plus with 200-280 km more from fuel tank)
  • Main armament: 125 mm 2A46M/M-2/M-5 smoothbore gun with stabilizer
  • Secondary armament: Coaxial 7.62mm machine gun and a remotely controlled 12.7mm machine gun / 14.5mm machine gun

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V.I.V.

very nice ! iran is becoming a very innovative creator and/or adapter of weapon systems.

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DogFart

crush kill destroy all zionist scums of the earth. liberate palestine and send all zionist colonialists occupiers whence they came.

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A.H.

zionist parasites came from hell and must be send back to hell (burn them)

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the great satan is in for a fight for the souls of iranians that he can not win on the battlefield.

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Peter Nowak

the tank has more weight than a t-80 but still a less powerfull engine (though displacement for diesel engines is even more important) which means he is less maneuverable.

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Sitting Bull

i wonder which country will produce the first electric tank.

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