Zelzal-3

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Zelzal-3
Zelzal 3 2012.jpg
Zelzal-3 triple launcher during a 2012 Tehran meelitary exhibition
TeepArtillery racket
Service history
In service2007–present
Uised bi Iran
WarsYemeni Ceevil War (2015-present)
Saudi-led intervention in Yemen (2015-present)
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications
Wecht3.6–3.87 tonnes depending on model.
Lenth9–9.6 m depending on model
Diameter610 mm
WarheidOne

IngineSolid
Operational
range
200–250 km depending on model[1][2]
Guidance
system
Inertial plus GPS[3]
Launch
platform
Transporter erector launcher

Zelzal-3 (Persie: زلزال-۳‎, meaning "earthquake") is an Iranian-made solid propellant unguidit artillery racket with a range of 200 km.[1] It is an upgrade of the Zelzal-2 rocket with slightly improved range and wis first shown tae the public in 2007. A variant, the Zelzal-3B, has a smaller warheid and a range of 250 km.[2] The shape and dimensions of the Zelzal-3 are nearly identical with previous versions except that the nosecone is cone shapit rather than the dome shapit Zelzal-2 and Zelzal-1. The Zelzal-3 haes revived little uise as the much more accurate Fateh-110 missile wis awso developed from the Zelzal-2.

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

A nummer of sources confuse the Zelzal-3 with the Shahab-3 ballistic missile.

Zelzal 3 rockets before firing

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map with Zelzal-3 operators in blue
  •  Iran[4]
  •  Yemen The Houthis haeve a rocket thay call the Zelzal-3; it is probably the same rocket as the Iranian one.[5]

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