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Fajr-3 Iranian 240mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL)

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notes"The Fajr-3 (rarely Fadjr-3) is an Iranian heavy 240mm intermediate-range multiple rocket launcher. The Fajr-3 is a license-built copy, with slight modifications, of a North Korean MRL called the M-1985. The Fajr-3 was introduced in the 1990s and has since been exported to Hamas and Hezbollah. The Fajr-3 launcher fires twelve 5.2 meter long, 240 millimeter-calibre Fajr-3 artillery rockets, with a range of 43 kilometres, weighing 407 kilograms each and carrying 90-kilogram fragmentation warheads with 45 kg of high explosive (HE). Fajr means 'dawn' in Arabic."
dateOfIntroduction1996
countryOfOrigin"Iran"
proliferation"Iran (Islamic Republic of)"
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images
"Fajr3.jpeg"
"Fadjr-3_(A).jpg"
"Fadjr-3_(B).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Fadjr-3, Fajr-3"
name"Type"
value"Intermediate-Range Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)"
name"Manufacturer"
value"Shahid Bagheri Industrial Group"
name"Family"
value"Fadjr"
name"In Service"
value"1996-Present"
name"Crew"
value"5"
units"ea"
name"Chassis"
value"Mercedes-Benz 2624 truck chassis"
name"Displacement Time"
value"2"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"2"
units"min"
name"Reload"
value"One dedicated resupply vehicle with a crane."
name"Note"
value"At the time of its introduction it was one of the most capable artillery rocket systems in the world."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"10.5"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.3"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"2.6"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"15"
units"tons"
name"Ground Pressure"
value"INA"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Mercedes-Benz, Model: INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"INA"
name"Cruising Range"
value"600"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"60"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Off-Road"
value"25"
units"km/h"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"INA"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"deg"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"deg"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.5"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"0.5"
units"m"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Communications"
properties
name"Primary"
value"INA"
name"Rocket System"
sections
name"Rocket Launcher"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Launcher Type"
value"Tube Launcher"
name"Control Type"
value"Manual"
name"Length"
value"10"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"2.5"
units"m"
name"Height"
value"3.34"
units"m"
name"Diameter"
value"240"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"15,000"
units"kg"
name"Number of Tubes"
value"12"
units"ea"
name"Firing Range"
value"43"
units"km"
name"Basic Load"
value"24, the Fadjr-3 carries one complete reload."
name"One Rocket Launch"
value"every 4-8 seconds"
name"Full Salvo Duration"
value"48 - 96 seconds"
name"Reload Time"
value"12-15 min"
name"Maximum Elevation"
value"+57"
units"deg"
name"Minimum Elevation"
value"0"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Range"
value"190"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Left"
value"90"
units"deg"
name"Traverse Right"
value"100"
units"deg"
name"Note"
value"Other types of warheads exist, including incendiary, smoke and chemical."
name"Rocket"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"Intermediate-Range Multiple Launch Rocket"
name"Caliber"
value"240"
units"mm"
name"Length"
value"5.2"
name"Diameter"
value"240"
units"mm"
name"Weight"
value"407"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Type"
value"HE-FRAG Warhead"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"85"
units"kg"
name"Firing Range"
value"43"
units"km"
name"Guidance System"
value"Unguided spin-stabilized rockets"
name"Burn Time"
value"4 seconds"
name"Speed"
value"930"
units"m/s"
properties
name"Note"
value"This artillery rocket system is intended to engage important enemy targets, such as concentrations of troops and armored vehicles, command posts, artillery batteries, radar sites, airfields, as well as other important targets."
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"The US Army reports that the Fajr-3 has no fire-control system, while Iran's Defense Industries Organization reports that the Fajr-3 has a computer system with indigenous software that can calculate range and azimuth."
name"Ballistic Computer"
value"Yes"
name"Direct Fire"
value"No"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Position Location System"
value"INA"
name"Rocket Stabilizer"
value"Yes, Stabilizer jacks are lowered to the ground and windows are covered prior to launch in order to protect the crew from debris created by the rocket engines."
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"Unarmored"
name"Turret Armor"
value"Unarmored"
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"INA"
name"Mine Clearing"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"Yes"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
variants
name"Fadjr-5"
notes"Fadjr 5 is a larger and more powerful version of the Fadjr 3. It has 4 launch tubes for 333 mm artillery rockets. It was developed in the 1990s."
page"Fadjr-5 Iranian 333 mm Long-Range Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)"
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