BM-30 9A52 Smerch

The BM-30 Smerch (Russian: Смерч, “tornado”), 9K58 Smerch or 9A52 Smerch is a heavy self-propelled 300 mm multiple rocket launcher designed in the Soviet Union to fire a full load of 12 solid-fuelled projectiles.

The system is intended to defeat personnel, armored, and soft targets in concentration areas, artillery batteries, command posts and ammunition depots. It was designed in the early 1980s and entered service in the Soviet Army in 1989.

Development: ТулгосНИИточмаш (Tula, USSR)

Designer: G. A. Denezhkin

Year: 1986

In service: 1987—

Crew: 4

Caliber: 300 mm

Barrels: 12

Engine (of the truck): Д12А-525А (V12)

Power (of the truck): 525 HP

Max speed (truck): 60 km/h

Fire range: 70 km

Weight: 43,009 kg

Weight (missile): 800 kg

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