The Tosan light tank It is intended to support infantry units. Vehicle is armed with 90-mm gun, witch replaced the previous 76-mm gun of the Scorpion. The new gun is likely to be reverse-engineered from Brazilian Engesa EE-9 Cascavel. Iran captured some of these vehicles during the war with Iraq. Vehicle is fitted with new targeting and firing systems.
The Tosan has fewer wheels than the Scorpion, but is slightly higher. It is fitted with new diesel engine. Vehicle is so light, that it can travel to forward operating areas on its own, without wearing out it's running gear. It is worth mentioning that other tanks are usually carried by tank transporters over long distances. In Iran this armored vehicle is referred as the quick reaction tank, because of its rapid response capability. Vehicle is not amphibious.
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