Zelzal-3 (Persian: زلزال-۳, meaning "earthquake") is an Iranian-made solid propellant unguided artillery rocket with a range of 200 km. It is an upgrade of the Zelzal-2 rocket with slightly improved range and was first shown to the public in 2007. A variant, the Zelzal-3B, has a smaller warhead and a range of 250 km. The shape and dimensions of the Zelzal-3 are nearly identical with previous versions except that the nosecone is cone shaped rather than the dome shaped Zelzal-2 and Zelzal-1. The Zelzal-3 has revived little use as the much more accurate Fateh-110 missile was also developed from the Zelzal-2.
A number of sources confuse the Zelzal-3 with the Shahab-3 ballistic missile.
Zelzal-3 triple launcher during a 2012 Tehran military exhibition
|Weight||3.6–3.87 tonnes depending on model.|
|Length||9–9.6 m depending on model|
|200–250 km depending on model|
|Inertial plus GPS|
|Transporter erector launcher|