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Zelzal-3
Zelzal 3 2012.jpg
Zelzal-3 triple launcher during a 2012 Tehran military exhibition
Type Artillery rocket
Service history
In service 2007–present
Used by  Iran
Wars Yemeni Civil War (2015–present)
Saudi Arabian-led intervention in Yemen
Production history
Manufacturer Iran
Specifications
Weight 3.6–3.87 tonnes depending on model.
Length 9–9.6 m depending on model
Diameter 610 mm

Warhead One

Engine Solid
Operational
range
200–250 km depending on model[1][2]
Guidance
system
Inertial plus GPS[3]
Launch
platform
Transporter erector launcher

Zelzal-3 (Persian: زلزال-۳‎, meaning "earthquake") is an Iranian-made solid propellant unguided artillery rocket with a range of 200 km.[1] It is an upgrade of the Zelzal-2 rocket with slightly improved range and was first shown to the public in 2007. A variant, the Zelzal-3B, has a smaller warhead and a range of 250 km.[2] The shape and dimensions of the Zelzal-3 are nearly identical with previous versions except that the nosecone is cone shaped rather than the dome shaped Zelzal-2 and Zelzal-1. The Zelzal-3 has revived little use as the much more accurate Fateh-110 missile was also developed from the Zelzal-2.

Firing Zelzal 3 in the Great Prophet VI military exercise by IRGC

A number of sources confuse the Zelzal-3 with the Shahab-3 ballistic missile.

Zelzal-3 rockets before firing

Operators[]

Map with Zelzal-3 operators in blue

  •  Iran[4]
  •  Syria

Houthis have a rocket they call the Zelzal-3;In fact, it is the Iranian-made fajr-4 rocket. [5]

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