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Iran Tanks

Like India, China, Pakistan and others, Iran is no longer wholly dependent on outside assistance when stocking its mechanized armor formations.

There are a total of 21 Iran Tanks in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


1999
DIO Zulfiqar
The Zulfiqar is a relatively recent main battle tank addition of Iranian design. The design is attributed to Iranian Brigadie...

1996
DIO T-72Z (T-55)
Not one to rest of its laurels concerning its military power, the Iranian Army took to modernizing its extensive fleet of T-5...

1982
BMP-2 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet Union introduced the concept of the Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV) with the adoption of its BMP-1 in 1966. The ty...

1981
Chonma-ho (Pegasus)
At present, the Chonma-ho (or "Sky Horse" or "Pegasus") represents one of the more numerous and modern of all the North Korea...

1972
T-72 (Ural)
The Soviets/Russians have always maintained a penchant for successful (and globally popular) tank designs since they unveiled...

1972
Alvis FV101 Scorpion
The Scorpion series of light tank has seen many major variants produced both for local use and for export. The Scorpion chass...

1969
Type 69
The NORINCO-produced Type 69 is a further indigenous development based on previous Soviet hardware purchases. The Type 69 is ...

1969
BMD-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Desanta)
Since the tactic of utilizing airborne troops came to lethal fruition in World War 2, there always lay the challenge of outfi...

1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...

1965
Chieftain
The original Centurion Main Battle Tank (A41) of 1945 was a hugely successful British Army initiative enacted during World Wa...

1961
T-62
After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Medium Tank series with the ...

1960
M60 (Patton)
The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were working on a new main bat...

1959
Type 59
The NORINCO-produced Type 59 was actually based on the purchase and subsequent local licensed production of the Soviet T-54 m...

1958
T-55
The T-55 was a further improved version of the T-54 Main Battle Tank series of 1949 intended to counter the new American M60 ...

1952
M48 Patton
The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went on to form the backbone ...

1951
M47 (Patton II)
The M47 was another addition to the long line of main battle tanks stemming from the World War 2-era M26 Pershing "heavy tank...

1949
T-54
The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the war-winning T-34 Medium ...

1944
M24 Chaffee (Light Tank, M24)
The Light Tank M24 Chaffee was the successor to the M5 Stuart light tank. Though appearing late into the Second World War, th...

1939
LT vz 38 / PzKpfW 38(t) (SdKfz 140)
This light tank system initially began as a Czechoslovakian creation in the form of the LT vz 38 but - as with the previous L...

1936
AH-IV
The AH-IV was an export tankette design of Czech origins that appeared in 1936. Agile and fast, the machine gun-armed combat ...

1917
Renault FT-17
The Renault FT-17 series of light tank was an evolutionary design in the field of combat tanks that would go on to influence ...
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