333mm Fajr 5 (M-75)

Operator: Iran Hamas Hezbollah
Status: In Service In Service In Service
Number: Hundreds Dozens Hundreds
Cost: Unknown Gift from Iran Gift from Iran
Acquired: Early 1990s Pre-2012 Pre-2006
General Specs
Country of origin: Iran (based on Chinese WS-1 MRL)
Manufacturer: Aerospace Industries Organization
Introduced: Early 1990s
Category Long-range unguided artillery rocket
Rocket Weight: 2017.2 lbs (915 kg)
Rocket Length: 21.3 ft (6.5 m)
Barrel/Tube Length: Varying lengths
Width: N/A
Height: N/A
Platform: Mercedes-Benz 2624 or Mercedes-Benz 2831 with 4 launch tubes or concealed tube launcher
Caliber: 333mm
Propulsion: Solid fuel
Breech: N/A
Recoil: N/A
Rate of Fire: 1 round every 4-8 seconds
Range: 46 miles (75 km)
Traverse: 45 degrees left and right
Sights: N/A
Accuracy: Low
Crew: 2-3
Ammunition: 175 kg (385 lbs) warhead – either high explosives (HE), frag, submunitions, incendiary, smoke, or chemical payloads
Notes: Truck launched variants reported have 20 km remote launch capability.
Hezbollah first fired at Israel in 2006 Lebanon war and Hamas fired into Israel during 2012 and 2014 Gaza wars.
Guided variant known as the Fajr-5-C was unveiled in February 2017.


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