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Boraq armored personnel carrier

Country of Origin: Iran


The Boraq is a full-tracked armored personnel carrier built in Iran. It is similar to the Russian BMP-1 and the Chinese WZ 501 (see separate records).

Boraq is the name of a mythical winged Persian and Indian horse said to have transported prophets, including Muhammad. The name is occasionally rendered as "Boragh," "Buraq" or "al-Buraq."

The all-welded steel hull has armor that provides all-around protection against 7.62-mm and 12.7-mm small-arms fire and shell splinters. The...

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