240mm Fajr 3

Operator: Iran Hamas Hezbollah
Status: In Service In Service In Service
Number: Hundreds Dozens Hundreds
Cost: Unknown Gift from Iran Gift from Iran
Acquired: 1996 Pre-2012 Pre-2006
General Specs
Country of origin: Iran (based on the North Korean M1985 rocket system)
Manufacturer: Shahid Bagheri Industries / Aerospace Industries Organization
Introduced: November 1996
Category Long-range unguided rocket
Rocket Weight: 987.3 lbs (407 kg)
Rocket Length: 17.1 ft (5.2 m)
Barrel/Tube Length: Varying lengths
Width: N/A
Height: N/A
Platform: Mercedes-Benz 2631 or Isuzu with 12 launch tubes or concealed tube launcher
Caliber: 240mm
Propulsion: Solid fuel
Breech: N/A
Recoil: N/A
Rate of Fire: 1 round every 4-8 seconds
Range: 26.7 miles (43 km)
Traverse: 90 degrees left and 100 degrees right
Sights: N/A
Accuracy: Low
Crew: 2-3
Ammunition: 198.4 lbs (90 kg) warhead – either high explosives (HE), frag, submunitions, incendiary, smoke, or chemical payloads
Notes: Hezbollah fired the Fajr-3 at Israel in the 2006 Lebanon war and Hamas used extensively in the 2012 and 2014 Gaza wars.

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