Ghadir is a class of midget submarines built by Iran specifically for cruising within the shallow waters of the Persian Gulf, with a displacement (surfaced) estimated at about 115 long tons, is probably better described as a coastal or littoral submarine, similar in concept to the Italian Sauro class though significantly smaller. It is based on the North Korean Yono-class submarine. Photographs indicate a pair of bow torpedo tubes around 21 inches (530 mm) diameter, allowing them to fire typical heavyweight torpedoes. It could thus serve as a launch platform for the VA-111 Shkval rocket torpedo.
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