Safir-74 T-72Z Type 72Z main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description pictures

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Safir-74 / Type 72Z T-72Z main battle tank
 
 
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Safir-74 T-72Z Type 72Z main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
 
Description
In 1996, the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps unveils the project of a new upgrade version of Russian made main battle tank T-54/T-55 under the local name of the Safir-74. Many T-54/T-55 was captured by Iran during 1980 to 1988 Gulf War and some sources have estimated that up to 190 T-54/T-55 series MBTs may be in service with the Iranian Army. The only information on the Safir-74 MBT is that it has major improvements to the output of the engine, transmission and firepower and that a fire extinguishing system has been fitted. The T-72Z is the name for upgraded Type-59's, while Safir-74 refers to upgraded T-54's.
 
Variants
- T72Z or Type 72Z: upgrade version of the Chinese made main battle tank Type-59
 
Technical Data
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Armament
Main armament of the Safir-74 is a 105 mm HM-49L. A 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun is mounted at the left side of the main armament. A 12.7 mm machine is mounted to the tank commander hatch, which is located at the left side of the turret.
Design and protection
The overall layout of the Type 72Z / Safir-74 main battle tank is identical to the Russian T-54/T-55The basic armour is the same as the Russian made main battle tank T-54/T-55, but the Safir-74 is fitted with a local Iranian ERA Explosive Reactive Armour. The Iranian ERA package is very similar to that currently manufactured for the home and export market by Russia and this also provides protection from both CE (Chelical Energy) and KE (Kinetic Energy) attack. The Iranian armour system comprises one composite layer that provides protection against KE and CE projectiles and an additional energetic material layer (explosive) that has the ability to protect against CE projectiles. The ERA armour is mounted on the sides and the front of the turret, and also to the front and the sides of the hull.
Propulsion
The Safir-74 / Type 72Z is motorized with a new modular power pack with a 780 hp V-46 diesel engine and associated gear box, brakes, hydraulics, steering and cooling system. The torsion bar suspension, either side, consists of five single rubber-tyred road wheels with a distinct gap between the first and second road wheels. The drive sprocket is at the rear and the idler at the front. There are no track-return rollers. The first and fifth road wheel stations are provided with a hydraulic shock-absorber.
Accessories
Slovenian Electronic computerized Fire Control System Fontona (EFCS-3) mounted on Safir-74 / Type 72Z as one of the most advanced fire control systems makes Type 72Z enjoy a high combat firing power in different condition of tank and targets at day and night: Optimum chance to hit the target within a short time.Automatic/manual stabilizing and firing the gun. Capability of firing from mobile tank at moving or stable target. The EFCS-3 includes a laser range-finder with a maximum range of 10,000 m and is accurate to plus or minus 5º. It also includes a ballistic computer which can be programmed for APDS, HEAT, HESH, APFSDS, AP1 and AP2 natures of 105 mm ammunition, as well as the 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun.
 
Specifications
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Armament
One 105 mm, one 7.62 mm coaxial machine gun and one 12.7 mm anti-aicraft machine gun.
Country users
Iran
Designer Country
Russia / Iran
Accessories
Fire control system Fotana EFPC-3-55, night vision and NBC protection system.
Crew
4
Armor
Protection against small arms ans shell splinters, Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA)
Weight
36,000 kg
Speed
65 km/h maximum road speed
Range
510 km
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Dimensions
Length, 6.45 m; Width, 3.37 m; Height, 2.4 m
 
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Safir-74 T-72Z Type 72Z main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
Safir-74 T-72Z Type 72Z main battle tank technical data sheet specifications description information intelligence identification pictures photos video Iran Iranian army defence industry military technology
   
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