BM-27 Uragan: Soviet self-propelled multiple rocket launcher

BM-27 Uragan. GRAU index: 9P140

BM-27 Uragan

The BM-27 Uragan is capable of launching 220 mm rockets from 16 launch tubes mounted on the rear of a ZiL-135 8×8 chassis. This vehicle is extremely similar to that used in the FROG-7 free flight rocket system. It has two gasoline engines that power its 20 tonnes to a maximum speed of 65 kilometers per hour.

BM-27 Uragan. Version 9T452 (transport-loading vehicle)

Before firing, stabilizing jacks must be lowered and the blast shield raised to protect the cab and its occupants. Indirect fire aiming is achieved with the use of a PG-1 panoramic telescope. Although there are no night vision sights, the driver of the launch vehicle is equipped with a night vision device.

BM-27 Uragan. Version 9K57 (combat version)

Development bureau: ТулгосНИИточмаш (Tula, USSR)

Designer: Aleksandr Ganichev and Yuriy Kalachnikov

Year: 1975

Crew: 4

Caliber: 220 mm

Barrels: 16

Fire range: 34 km

Weight: 20 t

Weight of the rocket: 280 kg

Artillery Museum (Petrograd DistrictSt. Petersburg)

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