Saturday, March 14, 2009

IRGC Starts Production of Tosan Quick Reaction Tanks

From Fars News Agency:

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force has started manufacturing a quick reaction tank named "Tosan", a senior Iranian military official said here Saturday.

"Modernizing the engine and fire-control systems of Tank T55 have been completed successfully," Head of the self-sufficiency unit of the IRGC Ground Force, Colonel Nasser Arab Beigi told FNA.

"The self-sufficiency unit has so far accomplished two tank projects. One of them was modernization of T55 which was done by the unit in previous years," Arab Beigi reiterated, adding that different parts of the tank, including the engine and fire-control systems, have been modernized in the project. 

Regarding the second project, the colonel noted, "Manufacturing a quick reaction tank called Tosan was the second project." 

Arab Beigi further pointed out that his unit is now working on 4 other projects for manufacturing anti-armors for IRGC Special Forces and commando units.

Above photo by Nestor @


Jesse Aizenstat said...

I think I saw these Tosan's in Beirut right after the 2006 War. They were using them as riot control against those 2,000 plus Hezbollah people in the downtown. Can this be correct? Does the LAF use them?

Also, WTF is that thing on top! Anti-aircraft?

And any word on when the Russians are going to send down some S-300's? That will really piss off Bibi.

Jesse Aizenstat said...

Now that I think about it, it's probably a Toophan anti-tank missile.

Anonymous said...

pyruz, at least reference IMF in your blog, inshallah!

Mark Pyruz said...
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Mark Pyruz said...

Anon: The file photo's origin is so I gave it credit. I've credited IMF in the past where applicable, and will continue to so in the future.

Anonymous said...

Hit them Zionist crazies hard, then your exports will soar. Much as I cannot stand your president he does speaks sence sometimes talking how sanctions have boosted Iran's technical and scientific progress

truthman said...

For sure, those tanks are going to be used by hezbollah of lebanon in the next war to liberate galilee!