Safir 1/4-ton Tactical Vehicle
***The Following is an Excerpt from "Iranian Military Capability 2011"***
The Safir is a ¼ ton tactical vehicle modeled after the M-38 light utility vehicle. A new generation of 1 ¼ ton-class Safir tactical vehicles is under development. However, no hard data is available yet.
The Safir is a light, open topped utility vehicle with optional soft cover. It's suspension is beam-axle, which is one of the way's to tell it's based off the M-38 rather then the later M-151 also in Iran's inventory. The Safir can be distinguished from the M-38 by its sharper angled body panels, hood and by its distinctive grill.
The Safir features a new 105 hp Nissan Z24 engine. It can be outfitted in various forms, from a 4 seat passenger model to carrying weapons such as 107 mm MLRS system, recoilless rifles or ATGM's.
Weight: 1.5 tonne
Length: 3.51 m
Width: 1.69 m
Height: 1.88 m
Engine: 105 hp Nissan Z24
Max Speed: 130 km/h
Max Range: 500 km
Armament: 106 mm or 76 mm recoilless rifle, OR 12.7 mm machine-gun, OR mortar, OR Toofan ATGM, OR 107 mm MLRS, OR other.
|Larger Safir prototype (Mir Hossaini at Military.ir)|