Thursday 6 October 2022

The Oryx Handbook Of Iranian Fighting Vehicles

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans
The goal of this list is to comprehensively catalogue Iran's current inventory of vehicles and equipment. In an effort to streamline the list and avoid unnecessary confusion, civilian trucks towing military trailers and military trucks on which missiles, rockets or radars are based are not included in the list. Vehicles captured or produced during the Iran-Iraq War and subsequently only used for a short period of time are not included in this list. To avoid confusion over the names of certain SAM systems, the names of the missiles used on these SAM systems are sometimes indicated. If several configurations of a vehicle with one designation are known, they are added as such. The part within the apostrophes refers to other designations or an unofficial designation. When available, the range (of missiles) are added. As this list relies on OSINT, the range should be used as a rough indication rather than a precise estimate.
(Click on the equipment to get a picture of them in Iranian service)

Tanks - Operational


Tanks - Prototypes


Armoured Fighting Vehicles - Operational


Armoured Fighting Vehicles - Prototypes / Not Mass- Produced

  • Iran Aghareb (Not destined to enter service)
  • Iran Fallagh (Not destined to enter service)
  • Iran Tosan 30 (Not destined to enter service) 
  • Iran Sayyad (Not destined to enter service)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles - Operational


Infantry Fighting Vehicles - Prototypes / Not Mass- Produced

Armoured Personnel Carriers - Operational


Armoured Personnel Carriers - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) Vehicles

Infantry Mobility Vehicles (IMV)


Military Engineering Vehicles - Operational


Military Engineering Vehicles - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGV) - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Command Vehicles


Heavy Mortars - Operational


Self-Propelled Mortars - Operational


Tank Destroyers - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Towed Artillery


Self-Propelled Artillery - Operational


Self-Propelled Artillery - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Multiple Rocket Launchers - Operational


Guided Multiple Rocket Launchers - Operational


Artillery Rockets


Ground-Launched Cruise Missiles (GLCM)


Short-Range Ballistic Missiles (SRBM)


Medium-Range Ballistic Missiles (MRBMs)

Anti-Radiation Ballistic Missiles (ARBM)

Anti-Ship Ballistic Missiles (ASBM)


Coastal Defence Missile (CDS) Systems


Towed Anti-Aircraft Guns - Operational


Towed Anti-Aircraft Guns - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns - Operational


Self-Propelled Anti-Aircraft Guns - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Static Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems - Operational


Self-Propelled Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems - Operational


Self-Propelled Surface-To-Air Missile (SAM) Systems - Prototypes / Not Mass-Produced


Jammers And Deception systems

Radars And Sensors



Jeeps And Vehicles

Special thanks to Iran Defense, AmirMTN1917Pataramesh and Mehdi H.

Recommended Articles: