Fateh-110 Tactical Ballistic Missile
***The Following is a Modified Excerpt from "Iranian Military Capability 2011"***
|IRGC Fateh-110 on HQ-2 style TEL (Fars News)|
Some have asserted that it is a copy of the Chinese DF-11, but the dimensions of the two missiles make this unlikely. While the two share battlefield roles and it is plausible that the China used their experience with the DF-11 to lend assistance to Iran, there exists no concrete connection between the two projects that is apparent.
The Fateh-110(A) is mounted on a 6x6 truck similar to the Zelzal and Nazeat, though the TEL mechanism more closely resembles the SA-2 or Tondar-69 TBM (see below). Recently the missile was shown mounted on the exact same TEL as that associated with the Zelzal (1st picture under the Zelzal entry)
|Guidance and control unit of the 3rd-gen Fateh-110 (Borna News)|
The difference between the -110 and the 110A is unknown, though if the pattern of other TBM's is any indication, it relates to the size of the warhead and the corresponding range of the missile.
|Gimballed gyro of 3rd-gen Fateh-110 (IRINN)|
Some sources have claimed a combination of inertial and GPS guidance, however this is unconfirmed. Other sources have claimed EO terminal guidance, but this is not supported by the missiles appearance. Its poor CEP is attributable to its small control surfaces; instead of having regular jet vanes at the rear of the missile. The warhead may separate from the missile body in the terminal phase.
Configuration: Single-stage, solid fuel
Weight: 3,620 kg
Length: 8.76 m
Diameter: 616 mm
Max. Range: 250 km
Min. Range: 150 km
Warhead: 450 kg
CEP: <750 m*
* = at maximum range