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Shaher-14.5


Heavy Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle (2012)


Infantry Small Arms / The Warfighter

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The Shaher 14.5mm anti-material rifle was unveiled in 2012 with a newer version being made public in 2014.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 09/24/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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The Shaher-14.5 heavy rifle was debut by Iran in 2012. Its battlefield role is that of Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) with a primary focus on defeating light armored vehicles as well as low-flying aircraft. The 14.5mm cartridge also holds penetration capabilities against enemies behind fortifications. The weapon features an engagement range out to four kilometers, sports an overall length of six feet, and weighs a hefty 50 pounds. A bipod assembly is used for supporting the front end of the weapon and an optics set is featured over the receiver. A later revision to the design has introduced a section of Picatinny rail to allow use of various optics fits including night scopes. The Shaher-14.5 is to be fielded along with another new Iranian heavy rifle - the 23mm Baher-23.

Specifications



Service Year
2012

Origin
Iran national flag graphic
Iran

Classification


Heavy Anti-Material Rifle (AMR) / Sniper Rifle


State Factories - Iran
National flag of Iran Iran
(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Accuracy / Precision
Long-range accuracy / precision capable; suitable for sniping, particularly when equipped with sighting aids.
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.


Overall Length
1,850 mm
72.83 in
Empty Wgt
48.50 lb
22.00 kg
Sights


Optics.


Action


Not Available.

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


14.5mm

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a 14.5mm heavy rifle round (Soviet)
Rounds / Feed


Not Available.
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.


Shaher-14.5 - Base Series Name


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