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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
Wecht3.6–3.87 tonnes depending on model.
Lenth9–9.6 m depending on model
Diameter610 mm

200–250 km depending on model[1][2]
Inertial plus GPS[3]
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]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Modlex product: MXF05-000360 Zelzal 3 Surface to Surface Rocket". Modlex.ir. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-09-08. Retrieved 2013-09-03. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Modlex product: MXF05-000370 Zelzal 3-B Surface to Surface Rocket". Modlex.ir. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2013-07-29. Retrieved 2013-09-03. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (help)
  3. https://csis-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/s3fs-public/legacy_files/files/publication/141007_Iran_Rocket_Missile_forces.pdf
  4. "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS". Articles.janes.com. Archived frae the oreeginal on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2013-09-03. Unknown parameter |dead-url= ignored (help)
  5. https://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2016/08/analysis-irgc-implicated-in-arming-yemeni-houthis-with-missiles.php