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Equipment of the Iranian Armed Forces

Small Arms and Vehicles of the Iranian Ground Force

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Model

Description

M1911

United States

Iran

Service pistol of the Iranian Ground Force.
Now locally manufactured under license by Kabir Arms Company.

Glock 17

Austria

Iran

Used by Iranian special forces. Recently acquired in 1984
Locally manufactured under license by Kabir Arms Company.

MPT-9

West Germany

Iran

Used by Iranian special forces and SWAT units.
HK MP5 manufactured under license by Shahr Ornaments Industry.

Uzi

Israel

Iran

Used by Iranian special forces and paratroopers.
Locally manufactured under license by Shahr Ornaments Industry

PSG1

West Germany

Primary sniper rifle of the Iranian Ground Force.

G3A6

West Germany

Iran

Service rifle of the Iranian Ground Force.
HK G3 manufactured under license by Kabir Arms Company

HK 53

West Germany

Iran

Used by Iranian special forces as its primary carbine.
Based on the HK33KA3 carbine design.
Manufactured by Kabir Arms Company

M16A1

United States

Only issued to select "elite" divisions in the IGF. In limited service.
Given to Iran by the US during the Iran-Iraq War.

MGA3

West Germany

Iran

Standard-issued general-purpose machine gun.
Based on the HK MG3 GPMG.
Manufactured locally by Shahr Ornaments Industry.

FN Minimi

Belgium

Issued to Iranian special forces and paratroopers.
Configured in Para LMG configuration.

M2 Browning

United States

Iran

Standard heavy machine gun of the Iranian Ground Force.
Manufactured locally by Shahr Ornaments Industry

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Model

Description

Toophan

United States

Standard ATGM of the Iranian Ground Force.
BGM-71 TOW locally manufactured under license by Shah Ornaments Industry.

Saeghe 1/2

United States

Secondary ATGM of the Iranian Ground Force.
M47 Dragon manufactured under license by Shah Ornaments Industry.

FIM-92 Stingers

United States

Principal MANPADS weapon.
Donated by the US during the Iran-Afghan Affair.

Carl Gustav

Sweden

Principal anti-tank recoilless rifle of the Iranian Ground Force.

M72 LAW

United States

Primary anti-tank rocket propelled grenade of the Iranian Ground Force.

RPG-7

Soviet Union

Secondary rocket propelled grenade of the Iranian Ground Force.
Often captured from Quds, MEK, OIPFG, and Afghan guerrillas.

M-29 Mortar

United States

81mm mortar of the Iranian Ground Force.

M-224

United States

60mm mortar of the Iranian Ground Force.

M79 Grenade Launcher

United States

Grenade launcher of the Iranian Ground Force.

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Model

Description

BMP-1

Soviet Union

Amphibious infantry fighting vehicle. Around 350 in service.
Purchased from the Soviet Union in the 70s.

M113A1

United States

Principal armored personnel carrier of the Iranian Ground Force.
Around 550 units in service.


BTR-50s, 60s, 70s

Soviet Union

Secondary APC of the Iranian Ground Force.
Around 1,425 units in service.
Purchased from the Soviet Union in the 70s.

FV101 Scorpion

United Kingdom

Principal armored recon vehicle of the Iranian Ground Force.
Around 120 in active service.

Chieftain "Shir"

United Kingdom

Iran

Iran's primary MBT. Comes in Mk3, Mk5, and FV-4030 "Shir" variant.
Around 780 operational and in active service.

M-60A3

United States

Secondary MBT of the Iranian Ground Force.
Around 460 operational and in active service.

M-48A5

United States

MBT of the Iranian Ground Force. Slowly being phased out.
Around 240 operational and in active service.

M-47M

United States

MBT of the Iranian Ground Force. Slowly being phased out.
Around 160 operational and in active service.

M109

United States

SPG of the Iranian Ground Force.
Around 400 operational and in active service.

M163 VADS

United States

SPAAG of the Iranian Ground Force. Supplied by the US in 1984.
Around 230 operational and in active service.

BM-21 Grad

Soviet Union

MLRS of the Iranian Ground Force. Purchased from the Soviet Union in the 70s.
Around 280 operational and in active service.

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Description

M101 Howitzer

United States

Standard 105mm howitzer of the Iranian Ground Force.
330 in active service and towed by truck.

M114 Howitzer

United States

Standard 155mm howitzer of the Iranian Ground Force.
102 in active service and towed by truck.

G5 Howitzer

South Africa

Secondary 155mm howitzer of the Iranian Ground Force.
Donated by South Africa after the Iran-Iraq War.
50 in active service and towed by truck.

M115

United States

203mm howitzer of the Iranian Ground Force.
30 in active service and towed by truck.

Bofors 40mm

Sweden

Primary anti-air gun of the Iranian Ground Force.
430 in active service and comes in L/70 variant.

Naval Ships of the Iranian Navy

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Model

Description

Invincible-class carrier

United Kingdom

Carrier and pride of the Iranian Air Force. Comes in IIS Reza Shah.
1 in active service and used to carry VTOL Harriers.

Battle-class destroyer

United Kingdom

Destroyer of the Iranian Navy. Designated as IIS Damavand.
1 in active service and retrofitted with advanced weaponry.

Sumner-class Destroyer

United States

Destroyer of the Iranian Navy. Designated as IIS Babr and IIS Palang.
2 in active service and retrofitted with advanced weaponry.

Kidd-class Destroyer

United States

Newest destroyers of the Iranian Navy. Comes in IIS Pahlavi, Nader Shah, and others.
4 planned to be acquired; only 2 arrived.

Alvand-class frigates

Iran

Frigates of the Iranian Navy. Comes in IIS Saam, Zaal, Rostam, and Faramaz.
4 in active service and interdicting Iraqi ships.

Lupo-class frigates

Italy

Frigates of the Iranian Navy. Comes in IIS Esfahan, Tabriz, and Golestan.
3 in active service and 3 more planned. Acquired in 1983 and engaged in AA warfare.

Kortenaer-class frigates

Netherlands

Frigates of the Iranian Navy. Comes in IIS Hakim, Montazeri, Sadr, and Khoei.
4 in active service and 4 more planned. Acquired in 1984 and engaged in ASW warfare.

Bremen-class frigates

West Germany

Frigates of the Iranian Navy. Comes in IIS Ferdowsi, Mossadegh, and Rostam.
3 in active service and 1 to be received. Acquired in 1986 after the war.

Bayandor-class corvettes

Iran

Corvettes of the Iranian Navy. Comes in IIS Bayandor, Naghdi, Milanian, and Kahnamoie.
4 in active service with three more in construction.

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Model

Description

Tang-class submarines

United States

Submarine of the Iranian Navy. Operates in the Persian Gulf.
3 in active service and retrofitted with advanced weaponry.

Type 209-class submarines

West Germany

Submarine of the Iranian Navy. Operates in the Gulf of Oman and Indian Ocean.
6 in active service and acquired from 1981 - 1985.

La Combattante IIa-class
fast attack craft

Italy

Fast attack craft of the Iranian Navy. Commissioned in 1977.
12 in active service conducting naval raids on Iraq.

Parvin-class gunboat

Iran

Gunboat of the Iranian Navy.
6 in active service conducting naval raids on Iraq.

Kaivan-class Gunboats

Iran

Gunboat of the Iranian Navy. Commissioned in 1977.
4 in active service conducting naval raids on Iraq.

Ajr-class landing craft

Iran

Amphibious landing craft of the Iranian Navy. Commissioned in 1977.
5 in active service for transporting Iranian marines.

Adjutant-class minesweeper

United States

Fast attack craft of the Iranian Navy. Commissioned in 1977.
12 in active service conducting naval raids on Iraq.

Wellington-class hovercraft

United Kingdom

Amphibious landing craft of the Iranian Navy. Commissioned in 1977.
5 in active service for transporting Iranian marines.

Aircraft of the Iranian Air Force

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Model

Description

F-14 Tomcats

United States

Multirole fighter jet and the most advanced aircraft in the IAF. Used for interceptor duties.
87 currently in service as of 1984.

F-16 Fighting Falcon

United States

Multirole fighter and air superiority aircraft. Newest addition to the IAF.
32 in active service and recently acquired in 1983.

F-4 Phantom II

United States

Fighter-bomber of the Air Force. Utilizes recon variant as well.
201 in active service as of 1984.

F-5 Freedom Fighter

United States

Fighter jet of the Air Force. Slowly being phased out and trainers/recons are used more often.
321 in active service as of 1984. Being upgraded to Tiger II standards.

BAE Sea Harrier

United Kingdom

VTOL carrier fighter of the Air Force. Docked on the IIS Reza Shah carrier.
35 in active service and recently acquired in 1988.

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AH-1 Cobra

United States

Attack helicopter of the Iranian Air Force and Iranian Navy.
180 (80 are SuperCobras) in active service as of 1984.

UH-1 Iroquois

United States

Light utility-transport helicopter of the Iranian Air Force.
248 in active service as of 1984

CH-47 Chinook

United States

Transport helicopter of the Iranian Air Force.
76 in active service as of 1985.

CH-53 Sea Stallion

United States

Heavy-lift sea cargo helicopter of the Iranian Navy.
43 in active service as of 1987.

HH-43 Huskie

United States

Firefighting/rescue helicopter of the Iranian Air Force.
84 in active service as of 1984.

S-58

United States

Anti-submarine warfare helicopter of the Iranian Navy.
36 in active service as of 1984 and was retired in 1978 until recalled for service during the war.

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Model

Description

P-3 Orion

United States

AWACS aircraft in the Iranian Navy.
20 in active service as of 1985.

C-130 Hercules

United States

Cargo transport aircraft of the Iranian Air Force.
30 in active service as of 1984.

T-33A Shooting Star

United States

Former fighter turned trainer aircraft of the Iranian Air Force.
80 in active service as of 1983.

KC-747

United States

Based on the Boeing-747 and refueling tanker aircraft of the IAF.
10 in active service as of 1984.

KC-707

United States

Based on the Boeing-707 and refueling tanker aircraft of the IAF.
12 in active service as of 1984.

O-2 Skymaster

United States

Observation craft and COIN plane of the IAF. COIN duties slowly replaced by the EMB-134.
64 in active service as of 1984.

F33 Bonanza

United States

Light utility and turboprop trainer aircraft.
92 in active service as of 1984.

EMB-134 Tucano

Brazil

Specialized COIN aircraft of the Iranian Air Force.
73 in active service as of 1987. Acquired in 1986 from Brazil.

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