Zoobin

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For the village in Iran, see Zoobin, Iran.
Zoobin
ZoobinMissile.jpg
TeepAir-tae-surface missile
Service history
Uised biIran
Production history
ManufacturerIran
Specifications
Wecht560 kg
Lenth3.18 m
Diameter406 mm
Warheid340 kg

IngineSolid rocket engine
Weengspan1.23 m
Operational
range
20 km
Guidance
system
TV-homing

Zoobin[1] (Javelin) is an Iranian TV-guidit air-tae-surface missile. It is conseedert tae be the first generation of the Iranian PGMs. Developed during the time of Iran–Iraq War, it wis a rocket-pouered version of American M117 bomb equipped with a TV-seeker. Thare are fower smaw aerodynamic control surfaces, an aa in a cruciform pattern, moontit on the motor, which are connectit tae the guidance unit at the front of the missile via control lines running alang the body. The first versions only relied on these four fins but it wis foond that the missile is too unstable. Thus fower lairger triangle-shaped fins were attached tae the center of the body tae provide stability.[2]

A Zoobin missile at a parade

The guidance unit at the front of the missile contains a daylight TV seeker that is the same ane uised on Qadr. Zoobin is gieven a US-style 'AGM' designation (AGM-379/20 Zoobin), though its designers say that this haes nae greater significance beyond inventory management and pairts stocks.[3]

Baith Iranian F-4 Phantoms and F-5 Tigers can be equipped by Zoobin though the latter needs a modifeecation tae be able tae guide the missile.[4]

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