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Type 81/PHZ81 SPRL
The Chinese Type 81 is a SPRL based off the Soviet BM-21 "Grad"
About this creation
The Type 81 is built off the Shaanqi SX2150 chassis, a 5 tone 6X6 heavy duty truck, itself based off the Ural-375 chassis.

The Type 81 came to fruit after the 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War between China and Vietnam. During the conflict, China captured several Soviet BM-21 "Grad" rocket launchers. As the Chinese did not have relations with the Soviet Union, they did not receive military supplies from the Soviet Union. So the BM-21 was completely new to the PLA.

With little effort the PLA was able to reverse engineer the BM-21, eventually producing the Type 81 in 1982 and was adopted for service the same year.

Due to the fact that it is a direct copy, the Type 81 is extremely similar to its Russian predecessor. Its tubes are mounted on a six-by-six truck, the same as the BM-21

Seating - 1+3
Configuration - 6X6
Weight (laden, road) - 19,490kg
Weight (laden, off-road) - 14,490kg
Weight (unladen): - 9,490kg
Max load (off-road) - 5,000kg
Max load (road) - 10,000kg
Max towed load - 6,500kg
Length - 7.120m
Width - 2.520m
Height - 3.050m
Wheel base - 3.125m / 1.350m
Track (front/rear) - 2.080m / 2.080m
Ground clearance - 355mm
Fuel tank capacity - 280 litres
Max speed - 70km/h
Max gradient - 58%
Turning radius - 9m
Fording - 1.2m
Tyres - 13.00X20, 16 plies

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Building instructions
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  August 14, 2012
Nice job!
 I like it 
  August 14, 2012
Shouldn't it have more barrels? Anyway, good work.
By Nathan Elkins
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