Iran has created a 500 km range rocket with a carbon fiber engine


The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) introduced a new Iranian missile. The peculiarity of this rocket is reported to be that its Zohair engine is made up of elements based on composite materials.


We are talking about the Raad-500 rocket (Thunder-500). According to Iranian general Hossein Salami, the rocket engine was created using carbon fiber, which allows the casing to withstand temperatures up to 3000 degrees Celsius and pressure up to hundreds of atmospheres.

From a speech during the presentation of "Thunder-500":
Due to the use of an engine based on composite materials, the Raad-500 has less weight in comparison with analogs. The Zohair engine can be used for launch vehicles - for example, to put artificial Earth satellites into orbit.

In Iran, the Thunder-500 was compared with another locally-made missile, the Fateh-110. It is stated that the new missile has a range that is approximately 200 km longer than the Fateh range. Given the fact that the declared Fateh-110 range is 300 km, the range of the Raad-500 missile is already 500 km.

In terms of the use of composites, information is specified that carbon fiber was used to create a movable nozzle and casing of a solid fuel engine.

Recall that the Fateh-110 missiles recently successfully attacked US military bases in Iraq.

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  1. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 10 February 2020 12: 03 New
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    Recall that the Fateh-110 missiles recently successfully attacked US military bases in Iraq.
    But with the conclusion of the satellites, they’ve just got much more modest, for the third time they couldn’t, but they traditionally blamed the USA for the failure.
    1. smart ass 10 February 2020 12: 27 New
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      We all rejoice for Iran, he reached the level of the USSR 70s
      1. Trotil42 10 February 2020 12: 34 New
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        And we would have reached the USSR level of the 70s through space ...
        1. slipped 10 February 2020 12: 37 New
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          Quote: Trotil42
          And we would have reached the USSR level of the 70s through space ...


          Do you suggest returning to Argon analog computers? laughing
          1. Trotil42 10 February 2020 13: 48 New
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            Exactly ... and then in terms of reliability ... actually an ass .. Rogozin for a trouble-free start threatened to represent state awards ... in the 70s launch .. routine .. they didn’t even show them on the box .. not interesting ..
            1. Horon 10 February 2020 14: 06 New
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              routine .. they didn’t even show them on the box .. not interesting ..

              Yah??? All launches of rocket launchers went on television except for secret ones. They talked about secret ones briefly and without footage. Then they also tried to cover space programs, giving them propaganda weight.
              1. Trotil42 10 February 2020 15: 26 New
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                This is propaganda now .. then it was a regular job .. then they didn’t sing in their ears with a smart look about building a lunar base and flying to Mars ...
                1. Horon 10 February 2020 15: 47 New
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                  Yah??? (Again!) You either have sclerosis, or you know very little about those times. Vysotsky's song with the words about the "moon tractor" recall? I do not want to look like the protector of a modern mess, but your fairy tales also cut their eyes with their disagreement with the reality of the past. And what about the dream of most schoolchildren of those years to become astronauts - is this not an act of propaganda? In general, one does not need to invent the past of fiction, otherwise it will be so distorted that even people will no longer believe in real things.
                  1. Trotil42 10 February 2020 16: 10 New
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                    Yah??? (Again!) You either have sclerosis, or you know very little about those times. Vysotsky's song with the words about the "moon tractor" recall?

                    It looks like it will be news to you ... that the lunar tractor took place ..shock, that the snowstorm flew..das ... fables ..
                    1. Horon 10 February 2020 16: 58 New
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                      Where, then, the astronauts landing on the moon? This will already be a shock for you, because it was planned and even a launch vehicle was being developed! And what was there with the Martian missions, as well as with the Phobos mission? After all, they were also broadcast about them from all the "irons"!
                      1. Trotil42 10 February 2020 18: 45 New
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                        the patient ... you decide ... either about the tractor .. or about the landing ...
            2. slipped 10 February 2020 18: 11 New
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              Quote: Trotil42
              Exactly ... and then in terms of reliability ... actually an ass ..


              Have you thought about yours? laughing let's see the statistics:

              Soyuz-2 launch vehicle - 52 successful launches in a row
              Proton-M LV - 19 successful launches in a row
              1. Trotil42 10 February 2020 18: 48 New
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                I don’t want to think about my own .. about your dream .. look at the statistics of 70 .. it will become boring .. hi
                1. slipped 10 February 2020 18: 58 New
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                  Quote: Trotil42
                  I don’t want to think about my own .. about your dream .. look at the statistics of 70 .. it will become boring .. hi


                  Well, it’s noticeable that you’re dreaming ... and are you probably jumping? laughing

                  "From the word Ilon, I am bleeding and melting,
                  After all, only to the Mask do I nourish tenderness!
                  And if he suddenly launches a rocket,
                  I’m ready to surrender to him! "
                  © not mine
        2. smart ass 10 February 2020 13: 00 New
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          I agree with you on 100%.
        3. nickname7 10 February 2020 13: 28 New
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          the use of carbon fiber, which allows the casing to withstand temperatures up to 3000 degrees Celsius

          In general, temperatures are not a "chip" carbon fiber, in which the limiting temperature is not higher than 1500 g C.
      2. 1959ain 10 February 2020 13: 10 New
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        We all rejoice for Iran, he reached the level of the USSR 70s
        And fly to Astrakhan?
      3. orionvitt 10 February 2020 13: 35 New
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        Quote: Clever man
        Iran, he reached the level of the USSR 70s

        Correction 50s.
    2. Cowbra 10 February 2020 12: 29 New
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      Quote: Vyacheslav Viktorovich
      but traditionally blamed for the failure of the United States.

      Well, the USA doesn’t have too ... Boeing Starliner hasn’t flown, and it won’t fly for a long time, Starship exploded, now there’s another kirdyk ...
      And they traditionally like to blame - I remember, after the attack they accused Russia of saying that they "prevent them from selling advanced weapons." Also, by the way, "they accused him" of tradition. Well, Iran is learning from examples, so that it does not stand out from the general pack - as is customary, we will.
      1. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 10 February 2020 12: 37 New
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        Quote: Cowbra
        I remember that after the attack they accused Russia that they supposedly "hindered selling advanced weapons."
        There is where to read about it?
        1. Thrall 10 February 2020 12: 42 New
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          Quote: Vyacheslav Viktorovich
          There is where to read about it?

          Type in a search engine "Russia prevents the US from selling advanced" and read hi
          1. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 10 February 2020 12: 58 New
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            Found it, thanks.
          2. Same lech 10 February 2020 13: 00 New
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            Type in search engine

            smile Murdered morally ...
            1. Vyacheslav Viktorovich 10 February 2020 13: 19 New
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              I don’t see anything wrong with finding out a search query from someone. wink
        2. orionvitt 10 February 2020 13: 37 New
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          Quote: Vyacheslav Viktorovich
          There is where to read about it?

          There is where to look at it. That is nowhere, there is nothing. And if there is, it does not fly. And if it flies, then without their astronauts, even that is not always good.
  2. Operator 10 February 2020 12: 05 New
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    The main thing is not carbon fiber (which is used universally) or a carbon-carbon composite, but the ceramic coating of the nozzle, without which it will burn when temperature reaches 400 degrees Celsius.
    1. bessmertniy 10 February 2020 12: 22 New
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      Iran is slowly increasing its missile range. To the Saudis and their allies, this will be alarming.
    2. Kerensky 10 February 2020 12: 45 New
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      The main thing is not carbon fiber (which is used universally) or a carbon-carbon composite, but the ceramic coating of the nozzle, without which it will burn when temperature reaches 400 degrees Celsius.

      Still, they bought a sealant for stoves and fireplaces and spread a spatula in several layers?
    3. Kosh 10 February 2020 13: 01 New
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      Actually, there the Iranians specifically indicated that the new coating used in this engine holds up to 3000 degrees Celsius.
  3. knn54 10 February 2020 12: 26 New
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    As an option, the polyamidimide resin Torlon (Thorlon), the "brainchild" of Amoco Chemicals Corporation. Thorlon is almost twice lighter than titanium, and can withstand very VERY HIGH temperatures for plastics. It also has high hardness.
    1. Operator 10 February 2020 13: 00 New
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      The operating temperature of the torlon is 270 "C.
  4. Magic archer 10 February 2020 12: 28 New
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    What I can’t believe that they themselves created ... The Chinese most likely had a hand
  5. lucul 10 February 2020 12: 29 New
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    500 km - this is serious ....
  6. Thrifty 10 February 2020 12: 35 New
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    Even in conditions of eternal sanctions, the Persians, as far as possible, try to keep up with the more powerful "neighbors" in matters of rocket technology!
  7. askort154 10 February 2020 12: 46 New
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    Operator.... a ceramic coating of the nozzle,

    Yes, the highest melting point has a composite based on a ceramic material, which melts at t = 3959 ° C. There was information that it was used at Vanguard.
  8. Operator 10 February 2020 12: 51 New
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    Quote: Kerensky
    for stoves and fireplaces

    Where did you see the fireplace at 3000 degrees? laughing
  9. rocket757 10 February 2020 12: 53 New
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    They did it well ... if for self-defense, let it be, if for other purposes ... then they themselves will find adventures on their "rear".
  10. Operator 10 February 2020 12: 56 New
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    Quote: askort154
    the highest melting point has a composite based on ceramic material, which melts at t = 3959 "C

    Much more durable graphite (carbon-carbon composite based on it) has a comparable melting point of 3890 ° C, but it burns in air already at 400 ° C, so it is covered with a thin ceramic layer on top to protect it from oxygen.
  11. Pavel57 10 February 2020 13: 29 New
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    Step by step movement in the right direction.
  12. Astra wild 10 February 2020 14: 13 New
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    Colleagues, I'm sorry that is not the topic. Today is the birthday of Russian diplomacy.
    Recall the famous: Griboedov, Gorchakov, Chicherin, Gromyko, Dobrynin and all others who defended and defend the interests of the motherland. Happy holiday to all domestic diplomats !!!
  13. Sergey Averchenkov 10 February 2020 14: 20 New
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    Well ... I'm glad.
  14. Old26 10 February 2020 14: 42 New
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    Quote: Magic Archer
    What I can’t believe that they themselves created ... The Chinese most likely had a hand

    Is it necessary for someone to have a hand? Iran, nevertheless in spite of everything, is a sufficiently developed country in military-technical terms. Of course, they copy something, not without it, but there is something that they create on their own. In particular, missiles are mainly created on their own

    Quote: bessmertniy
    Iran is slowly increasing its missile range. To the Saudis and their allies, this will be alarming.

    In this case, the very fact that the engine casing is now composite is important. And the range of 500 km has long been overcome
  15. Altai72 10 February 2020 14: 44 New
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    It would be nice to see the launch shot. And then they have fifth-generation fighters already flying on Hormuz))
    1. Kosh 10 February 2020 16: 21 New
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      Shooting the launch and hitting the target is also there.
  16. Old26 10 February 2020 18: 23 New
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    Quote: 1959ain
    We all rejoice for Iran, he reached the level of the USSR 70s
    And fly to Astrakhan?

    Not. Only to Baku, Tbilisi, Yerevan, Makhachkala, Grozny.