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Raad-1 / Thunder-1
Type Self-propelled artillery
Place of origin  Iran
Service history
In service 1996–present
Used by  Iran
Wars none
Production history
Designer Defense Industries Organization
Designed May 1996
Produced 1996–present
Weight 17.5 tonnes
Length 6.72 m
Width 3.10 m
Height 1.66 m (without the turret)
Crew 4 (Commander, driver, gunner and loader)

Effective firing range 15.2 km

122mm 2A18 howitzer
Engine V-8 diesel
330 hp (246 kW)
Suspension Torsion bar
500 km
Speed 65 km/h

Raad-1 ("Thunder-1") is an Iranian self-propelled howitzer.


  • History 1
  • Description 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


In May 1996, Iran claimed to have successfully tested its first locally made self-propelled howitzer, the 122 mm Raad-1 ("Thunder-1").


It is armed with 122 mm 2A18 howitzer from 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer or a modification of one with an effective firing range of 15,200 meters. It also has a turret from 2S1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer. It uses the Iranian-made Boragh APC chassis, a conversion of either the Russian BMP-1 or Chinese Type 86 (WZ-501) IFV.

See also


External links

  • Thunder-1 on
  • Thunder-1 on JED
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