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Encyclopedia > Multiple rocket launcher
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RM-70 of the Polish Army
RM-70 of the Polish Army

A multiple rocket launcher is a type of unguided rocket artillery system, in use since the Second World War. Like other rocket artillery, MRLs are less accurate and have a much lower rate of fire than batteries of traditional artillery guns. However, they have the capability of simultaneously dropping many hundreds of kilograms of explosive, with devastating effect. photo by Radomil, 29 May 2004, Poznan - Muzeum Uzbrojenia, Cytadela File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... photo by Radomil, 29 May 2004, Poznan - Muzeum Uzbrojenia, Cytadela File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links RM_70_MRL.jpg RM-70 multiple rocket launcher of the Polish Army From the web-page of the Polish Ministry of Defence Used with permission (see here for details) File links The following pages link to this file: Multiple rocket launcher ... Image File history File links RM_70_MRL.jpg RM-70 multiple rocket launcher of the Polish Army From the web-page of the Polish Ministry of Defence Used with permission (see here for details) File links The following pages link to this file: Multiple rocket launcher ... Polish Army (Polish Wojsko Polskie) is the name applied to the military forces of Poland. ... Rocket artillery is artillery equipped with rocket launchers instead of conventional guns or mortars. ... A Redstone rocket, part of the Mercury program A rocket is a vehicle, missile or aircraft which obtains thrust by the reaction to the ejection of fast moving exhaust gas from within a rocket engine. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ...


The most famous system is the Katyusha rocket launcher used by the Soviet Union during World War II and by its allies during the Cold War. This was a simple system in which a rack of launch rails were mounted on the back of a truck. Modern systems are often mounted on armoured, tracked vehicles, have a range of tens of kilometers, and may be guided for accuracy. Katyusha rockets on ZiS-6 For the song, see Katyusha (song). ... Combatants Allies: Poland, British Commonwealth, France/Free France, Soviet Union, United States, China, and others Axis Powers: Germany, Italy, Japan, and others Casualties Military dead: 17 million Civilian dead: 33 million Total dead: 50 million Military dead: 8 million Civilian dead: 4 million Total dead: 12 million World War II... The Cold War (Russian: Холодная война , Kholodna-ya voina) was the protracted geopolitical, ideological, and economic struggle that emerged after World War II between the global superpowers of the Soviet Union and the United States, supported by their alliance partners. ...


The U.S. Army's M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) is an example of a modern system, also in service with several other nations. The United States Army is the branch of the United States armed forces that has primary responsibility for land-based military operations. ... Categories: Stub | Rocket artillery ...


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BM-21 122-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (939 words)
The launcher is traversed forward towards the cab for traveling and for firing uses two stabilizing jacks at the rear of the vehicle.
Rockets must always be fired with the vehicle parked obliquely to the target to avoid blast damage to the unprotected cab.
Although the BM-21 rockets are smaller in caliber than previous models, the warhead is equal to that of the 140-mm rocket, and the range exceeds that of the older 140-mm and 240-mm models.
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American intelligence before D-Day pointed to the use of rocket launchers such as the Nebelwerfer by the German Wehrmacht, but besides that, they were overly unprepared for the effects of a mobile, armored, camouflaged, and highly destructive rocket launcher mounted on a halftrack chassis.
Rocket launchers saw extensive use during April and May of 1945, as the Russians were quickly advancing on Berlin and the Germans were more often on the receiving end of the defeat.
The metal rocket casings were thin, which created a large amount of shrapnel on impact, but due to the thin metal used the shrapnel effect was not as deadly as it was intented to be.
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