Truck mounted short-range rocket artillery systems used by the Eurusian Army.
About this creation
In addition to the standard artillery, the Eurusian army also uses different rocket artillery systems. Shown here is the two most common rocket artillery systems; the FROG-8 short-range tactical ballistic missile and the BM-222 "Grad VII" multiple rocket launcher.
FROG-8 Tactical Ballistic Missile system
A blast from the past! The FROG-8 is the final version of the FROG family of unguided, spin-stabilized, short-range artillery rockets. The name “FROG” comes from then NATO designation of Free-Rocket-Over-Ground. The FROG-8 missiles are often mounted on the back of an Ural 4330 army truck. The FROG-8 has a range up to 70km and a CEP (circular error probable) between 500m and 700m. The road mobile rocket has a 530 kg warhead and is capable of delivering high explosive, nuclear, or chemical warheads. First introduced in 1986, the FROG-8 was extensively deployed throughout the many Soviet satellite states. The rocket has been widely exported and is now in the possession of a large number of countries.
Specification for FROG-8:
Length: 25 feet
Diameter: 1.8 feet
Weight: 2.5-2.8 tons
Range: 70,000 meters
Warhead: high explosive, chemical, nuclear-capable
Status: In service
The FROG-8 TBM.
Side view of the missile.
The crew is preparing the FROG-8 for launch.
BM-222 Multiple rocket launcher "Grad VII"
The BM-222 122mm multiple rocket launcher (MRL) system entered service with the Russian Army in 1998. The system is known as the "Grad VII". (Russian for hail) The Grad VII consists of an Ural-4320 six-by-six truck chassis fitted with a bank of sixteen launch tubes in two quadrant shaped arrays. In 2007, the BM-212 was mounted on the newer Ural-4330 six-by-six army truck.
The crew of three men can emplace the system and have it ready to fire in three minutes. The crew can choose to fire the rockets from the cab or from a remote initiating device at the end of a long cable. All sixteen rockets can be away in as little as ten seconds, but can also be fired individually or in small groups in several second intervals should the situation necessitate such fire. Sighting is done by the new ASC-20T GPS assisted telescope. The BM-222 can be packed up and ready to move in two minutes, which can be necessary when engaged by counter battery fire. Reloading is done manually and takes about five minutes.
The rockets are stored in four large tubes, each containing four rockets. Each 2.87 meter long, 122mm rocket is slowly spun by rifling in its tube as it exits, which along with its primary fin stabilization keeps it on course. Rockets armed with HE-Frag, incendiary, or chemical warheads can be fired out to a range of twenty kilometers. Newer HE and cargo (used to deliver AP or AT mines) rockets have a range of thirty kilometers. Warheads weigh around twenty kilograms depending on the type.
The relatively good accuracy of this system and the number of rockets each vehicle is able to quickly bring to bear on an enemy target make it a very effective system especially at shorter ranges. One battalion of eighteen launchers is able to deliver 288 rockets in a single volley. Despite GPS assisted aiming, the system is not the best choice when pinpoint accuracy is required.
Status: In service
orward shot of the BM-222 in standby position.
The BM-222 "Grad VII" Multiple rocket system.
The BM-222's crew has deployed the artillery. This can be done in three minutes.
Ready to launch.
The BM-222 can unleash a hailstorm of rockets in a matter of seconds.
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