Iran made 23x152B mm anti material sniper rifle dubbed Baher تفنگ تك تيرانداز ضدزره باهر ايران
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April 16, 2015 (Persian calendar 1394/1/27)
The Baher-23 is a new rifle adopted by the Iranian military for the very-heavy-sniper-rifle role. It fires a massive 23mm projectile, a cartridge more closely associated to a small-caliber cannon than rifle, at ranges out to 4 kilometers. The weapon is primarily intended for defeating low-flying aerial targets, light armored vehicles, and enemy personnel hidden behind fortified walls though nothing excludes it from engaging personnel directly - of course with truly devastating results.
The weapon is a complete sniping system, requiring an operating crew of two to three personnel and weighing some 62 kilograms. It has been featured on a special heavy-duty, adjustable tripod assembly designed to absorb some of the inherently violent recoil natural to a weapon of this caliber. The rifle is given more conventional components as well including an optics set fitted over the receiver, a pistol grip, and shoulder stock. The extended length barrel is capped by a large, slotted brake.
Baher Technical Specifications:
Service Year: 2015
Type: 23 mm Very-Heavy Sniper Rifle
National Origin: Iran
Manufacturer(s): State Factories - Iran
Design (Internal, Dimensions and Weights):
Firing Action: Manually-Actuated Bolt Action System
Available Caliber(s): 23x152B mm
Ammunition Count / Feed: Not Available.
Weight (Empty): 24.00 kg (52.91 lb)
Sighting Assist: Optics
Typical Range: 3,000 meters (9,840 feet; 3,280 yards)