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Type Artillery rocket
Service history
In service 1998?
Used by  Iran
Wars Syrian Civil War
Yemeni Civil War (2015-present)
Saudi-led intervention in Yemen (2015-present)
Production history
Manufacturer  Iran
Weight 3,545 kg
Length 16 m
Diameter 610 mm

Engine Solid
210 km (130 mi)
Transporter erector launcher

Zelzal-2 (Persian: زلزال-۲, meaning "Earthquake") is an Iranian unguided long-range artillery rocket.[1] The Zelzal-2 is a 610 mm truck-launched rocket that has a payload of 600 kg and a range of about 200 km. Development of the Zelzal series began in 1990 and the Zelzal 2was first shown in 1998.[2] It is developed from the Zelzal-1 and was developed into the Zelzal-3. It has been exported to Syria, Hezbollah, and the Houthis, and has seen combat use in the Syrian Civil War and Yemeni Civil War.[3][4][5]

The missile is thought to be based on the Soviet 9K52 Luna-M missile.[6][4]


Map with Zelzal-2 operators in blue

See also


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-11-26. Retrieved 2009-11-26. Zelzal-1/2/3 at missilethreat.com
  2. ^ http://www.iranwatch.org/our-publications/weapon-program-background-report/iran-missile-milestones-1985-2017
  3. ^ "Weapons: Zelzal-2 Rockets in Lebanon". Strategypage.com. 2006-08-04. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  4. ^ a b "Iran | Country Profiles". NTI. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  5. ^ "JPost | French-language news from Israel, the Middle East & the Jewish World". Fr.jpost.com. Archived from the original on 2013-07-06. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  6. ^ John Pike (2011-07-24). "Mushak-200 / Zelzal-2". Globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  7. ^ a b "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS". Articles.janes.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-07. Retrieved 2013-09-03.
  8. ^ http://en.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13950814000595

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