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Boragh Iranian Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)

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"Infantry Vehicles"
"Infantry Fighting Vehicles (IFVs)"
"Amphibious Infantry Fighting Vehicle (IFV)"
"Iran"
"PRO_Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
"PRO_Sudan"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"boragh or Boraq is an Iranian-made armored personnel carrier. Boragh is believed to be a reverse engineered and upgraded model of the Chinese Type 86 (BMP-1). The upgrades include a reduction in weight, a higher road speed, and stronger armor. The vehicle is fully amphibious and is fitted with an NBC protection system and infra-red night vision equipment. It was reported in May 2002 that three additional variants are produced by the Vehicle and Equipment Group (VEIG) of the Iranian Defense Industries Organisation (DIO). These are a 120 mm mortar carrier, an ammunition resupply vehicle, and an armored personnel carrier (APC) fitted with improved armaments. Boragh is a tracked APC. Rubber elements on the track are added to prevent damage on paved surfaces. It has a crew of three (driver, commander and gunner). It can transport up to 8 infantry soldiers. Boragh's main armament consists of the DShK 1938/46 12.7 mm heavy machine gun on a rotatable mount. Some vehicles have the machine gun mount protected all around by an armored shield. The vehicle is equipped with an NBC protection system and is capable of laying down a defensive smoke screen by injecting diesel fuel into the exhaust outlet. The vehicle is named after the Buraq, a winged steed from Islamic mythology."
dateOfIntroduction1997
countryOfOrigin"Iran"
proliferation"Iran (Islamic Republic of), Sudan"
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name"BORAGH APC"
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"Bor(B).jpg"
"Bor(A).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Boragh or Boraq"
name"Type"
value"Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier (APC)"
name"Crew"
value"3 (commander, driver, gunner)"
name"Passengers"
value"8"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"6.65 m"
name"Width"
value"3.25 m"
name"Height"
value"1.75 m"
name"Tracks, Length on Ground"
value"3.60 m"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.45 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"13,000 kg"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"V-8 diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"330 hp (246 kW)"
name"Power-to-Weight Ration"
value"25.4 hp/tonne (18.9 kW/tonne)"
name"Suspension"
value"torsion bar"
name"Range"
value"550 km"
name"Fuel"
value"1,255 gal (475 liters)"
name"Speed, Road"
value"65 km/h (road) 45 km/h (off-road)"
name"Speed, Cross-Country"
value"45 kph"
name"Speed, Water"
value"7 kph"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"0.7 m"
name"Trench"
value"2.5 m"
name"Fording"
value"Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60 percent"
name"Side Slope"
value"40 percent"
name"Main Gun"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"DShK 1938"
name"Type"
value"Heavy Machine Gun"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7mm"
name"Length"
value"1,625 mm"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1,070 mm"
name"Weight"
value"34 kg (74.96 lb) (gun only) 157 kg (346.13 lb) on wheeled mounting"
name"Action"
value"Gas-operated, flapper locking"
name"Rate of Fire"
value"600 rounds/min"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"850 m/s"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"2,500 m"
name"Effective Firing Range"
value"2,000 m"
name"Feed System"
value"50 round belt"
name"Sights"
value"Iron/optical"
name"Elevation"
value"60 deg"
name"Traverse"
value"360 deg"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"12.7"
units"mm"
name"Cartridge"
value"Gas-operated, flapper locking"
name"Basic Load"
value"4,000 Rounds"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"No"
name"Thermal Sight Vehicle Commander"
value"INA"
name"Thermal Sight Gunner"
value"INA"
name"Main Gun Stabilization"
value"No"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Welded rolled steel"
name"Turret Armor"
value"Welded rolled steel"
name"Applique Armor"
value"INA"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"INA"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"INA"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
variants
name"Boragh"
notes"Reverse engineered BMP-1 or Type 86 (WZ-501) converted into an APC. It is very similar to Chinese WZ-503 APC. It has V-8 turbocharged diesel engine which delivers 330 hp (246 kW). It also has road wheels from the US M113 APC. Combat weight was reduced to 13 tonnes. The other upgrades include a higher road speed and stronger armor. Number of passengers was increased from 8 to 12. The 12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 heavy machine gun (1,000 rounds) serves as a main weapon of the vehicle."
name"Raad-1 (Thunder-1)"
notes"Boragh converted into a self-propelled howitzer fitted with a turret from the 2S1 Gvozdika"
name"Raad-2 (Thunder-2)"
notes"Boragh converted into a self-propelled howitzer fitted with a turret that has a similar layout to the M109A1 155mm/39-cal self-propelled howitzer fitted with 155 mm HM44 howitzer manufactured by the Hadid facility of the Iranian Defence Industries Organisation. The gun looks exactly like 155mm/39-cal M185 gun from M109A1 and is fitted with a double baffle muzzle brake, fume extractor, screw breech mechanism, hydro-pneumatic recuperator and a hydraulic recoil brake"
name"Cobra"
notes"Concept vehicle for the Boragh armed with 23 mm anti-aircraft gun for use as a fire support vehicle."
name"Khatim 1"
notes"Sudanese designation for Boragh"
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