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BM-30 Smerch-M 9A52-2 Multiple rocket launcher system
 
 
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9A52-2 Smerch-M BM-30 multiple rocket launcher system technical data sheet information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army truck 8x8 MAZ-543M
 
Description
The latest variant of the multiple rocket launchert system BM-30 is the Smerch-M with the launcher vehicle 9A52-2. The Smerch-M is equipped now with the Vivariy automated fire-control system, which can function automatically or under manual control. The Smerch-M BM-30 9A52-2 is designed to defeat manpower, armored and soft-skinned materiel in concentration areas of artillery batteries, command post and ammunition depots. A battalion of BM-30 Smerch M 9A52-2 is composed with three batteries each of four launchers. The launcher has a crew of four and is capable of single or salvo firing. The Smerch-M 9A52-2 is equipped with an automated laying and fire control system which gives autonomous determination of an azimuth of the launch tube, with visula representation of graphical information for the launch tube cluster laying, the road of the vehicle movement and location, as well as a point of destination and direction of movement on the video terminal. All this new systems increase the BM-30 Smerch-M 9A52-2 survivability owing to the reduced time of staying at a fire position.
 
Variants
- 9A52: Basic version of the Russian-made MLRS BM-30 Multiple launch Rocket system.
- 9A52-2T : This version uses the Czech truck chassis Tatra-816.

- 9A52-4 Tornado: new modrnized version woth new launcher unit with six tubes of 300mm caliber.
 
Technical Data
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Armament
As the basic version of the BM-30 Smerch, the new Smerch-M 9A52-2 is equipped with 12-round elevating launcher, mounted to the rear side of the chassis. The 300 mm rocket tube arrangement is two separate banks of four with a connecting roof of the remaining four tubes overlying the inner tubes of the banks. The rocket used is of 300 mm calibre, fitted with a `self-contained powered-flight phase control system which provides an increase in fire precision by a factor of two and in accuracy by a factor of three as compared to unguided rockets'. Smerch-M can fired a large types of rockets, as the 9M55K which carries 72 unguided fin-stabilised high-explosive fragmentation sub-munitions, the 9M55K1 which carries five parachute-retarded MOTIV-3F top-attack anti-armour submunitions, the 9M55K4 which carries 25 anti-tank mines, the 9M55F an unitary warhead with a charge of 95,5 kg of high explosive, the 9M55S a fuel air explosive munition, and the 9M55K5 with 646 shaped charge fragmentation submunitions that are dispensed over the target. The BM-30 Smerch-M 9A52-2 can fired at a maximum range of 90 km.
Design and protection
The Smerch-M BM-30 9A52-2 is equipped with a fully enclosed cab, who provides an NBC protection. The launch vehicle's cabin accommodates the launch preparation and firing equipment. Single-round or salvo firing is possible. The driver is seated at the front of the vehicle on the left side with the vehicle commander to his immediate rear.
Mobility
The 9A52-2 launcher is based on a modified MAZ-543M (8 × 8) cross-country truck chassis. The MAZ-543M chassis is fitted with powered steering on the front two axles. The launcher unit of Smerch-M can be also fitted to the trcuk chassis of MAZ-79111.
Accessories
The truck MAZ-543M of BM-30 9A52-2 is equipped with two stabilisers, who are positioned on either side of the chassis,, between the rear two road wheels. The MAZ-543M is also equipped with a central tyre-pressure regulation system that allows the driver to adjust the tyre pressure to suit the terrain being crossed from within the cab.
 
Specifications
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Armament
12 launch tubes 300 mm calibre
Country users
Azerbadjan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates
Crew
3 soldiers
Accessories
NBC protection
Weight rocket
800 kg
Firing Range
20 to 90 km
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Company Designer
Motovilikha Plants Corporation
Truck
MAZ-543M 8x8
Weight truck
43,700 kg
Speed Truck
60 km/h
Range Truck
850 km
Armor
No armor protection
Engine truck
V-12, 4-stroke diesel developing 518 hp at
2,200 rpm
Dimensions
Length, 12,1 m; Width, 3,05 m; Height, 3,05 m
 
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9A52-2 Smerch-M BM-30 multiple rocket launcher system technical data sheet information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army truck 8x8 MAZ-543M
 
9A52-2 Smerch-M BM-30 multiple rocket launcher system technical data sheet information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army truck 8x8 MAZ-543M
9A52-2 Smerch-M BM-30 multiple rocket launcher system technical data sheet information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army truck 8x8 MAZ-543M

9A52-2 Smerch-M BM-30 multiple rocket launcher system technical data sheet information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army truck 8x8 MAZ-543M
9A52-2 Smerch-M BM-30 multiple rocket launcher system technical data sheet information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army truck 8x8 MAZ-543M
 
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