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BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
 
 
 
BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
 
Description
The 9P140 Uragan also referred as BM-27 is a 220mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) designed and manufactured by the Russian defense industry. The system was designed in the early 1970s, with development being completed in 1975. The BM-27 was first seen in 1977. The BM-27 is designed to engage any type of group targets, soft-skinned and armoured vehicle and military and industrial defense facilities. The system can be used in conditions of enemy's application of the nuclear, chemical, bacteriological weapon at any time, during night and day in various climatic conditions at air temperature from -40° to +50°. The BM-27 can be easily transported by railway or military transport aircraft. The BM-27 can be ready to fire in less than 3 min and leave its firing position after launch of rockets in 90 seconds. In the Russian army, the BM-27 has replaced the BM-21 122 rocket launcher at the brigade level of artillery division and to rocket launcher regiment at army level.
 
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Technical Data
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Armament
The launch rocket system of the BM-27 is mounted at the rear of an 8x8 truck chassis. Launch tubes are arranged In three banks, with the lower two banks having six tubes each and the upper bank having four tubes. The launcher is mounted on a turntable at the rear with powered elevation from 0 to +55º and powered traverse of 30º left and right.
Rockets
The BM-27 fires rockets are equipped with high-explosive fragmentation, chemical, and scatterable-mine sub-munltion warheads. The fin-and spin-stabilized rockets are estimated to have a range of 35 to 40 km, greatly exceeding the ranges of earlier Soviet heavy rocket launchers. The maximum rate of fire for the BM-27 is approximately one round per second. The BM-27 can be reloaded with a second set of 16 rockets in up to 20 minutes. The BM-27 can fire five types of unguided artillery rocket, 9M27F (He High Explosive), 9M27K1 (anti-personnel anti-material bomblets), 9M27K2 (anti-tank mines), 9M27K3 (anti-personnel minelets) and 9M59 (anti-tank mines with directional charge).
Design and protection
The BM-27 has a crew of four. The fully enclosed unarmoured crew compartment is at the front with the two diesel engines to the rear. The crew compartment accommodates the launch preparation and firing equipment and the operator can select single rockets or salvo firing.
Mobility
The 220mm rocket launcher system is mounted on a 8x8 truck chassis ZIL-135LM. The truck is motorized by two diesel engines developing 177 hp. at 3,200 rpm each of which drive the four wheels on one side of the vehicle. The BM-27 truck can run at a maximum road speed of 65 km/h with a maximum cruising range of 570 km. The truck can negotiate gradients up to 57%, fording depth of 1.2m without preparation, can climb a 0.6m vertical obstacle and cross a trench of 2 m maximum.
Accessories
The sighting system is mounted on the left side of the launcher and access to this is via a folding ladder.
Support vehicles
Each BM 9P140 launcher is normally accompanied by at least one and sometimes two, 9T452 transloader vehicles based on the same ZIL-135LM 8 × 8 chassis. The transloader vehicle carries 16 reload rounds arranged in two stacks positioned one either side of the vehicle. Mounted to the immediate rear of the cab is a hydraulic crane operated by one person, which is used to resupply the rocket launcher. This crane has a maximum lifting weight of 300 kg with the operator being seated to the rear. The BM-27 can be reloaded by the transloader in less than 15 minutes. The Uragan battalion is controlled by the Kapustnik-B automated fire-control system. This has a Battalion commander's vehicle 1V152 based on the BTR-80 (8 × 8) APC chassis, a Battalion Chief of Staff vehicle based on the Ural-4320 truck chassis, three Battery Commander's vehicles based on the BTR-80 APC chassis and three Battery Senior Officer's vehicles based on the Ural-4320 truck chassis. The Kapustnik-B comprises subsystems for reconnaissance, initial battalion orientation and location fixing, weather reconnaissance and ballistic tracking information, inter-battalion and higher echelon communication and data transfer. All the elements are connected to a single data processing computer.
 
9T452 transloader vehicle for BM-27 Uragan 220mm MLRS9T452 transloader vehicle for BM-27 Uragan 220mm MLRS
 
1V152 Battalion commander's vehicle of Kapustnik-B automated fire-control system1V152 Battalion commander's vehicle of Kapustnik-B automated fire-control system
Combat operation
The 9P140 cab has a blast shield that is raised during firing, and the vehicle is stabilized during firing by two manually emplaced hydraulic jacks at the rear of the chassis. The launcher has electrically powered traversing and elevating mechanisms. During travel, the launcher assembly is oriented rearward and a light sheet metal cover over the muzzle end the tubes prevents foreign material from entering the tube. This is a safety feature that is designed for travel when loaded. There is no such cover for the muzzle end of an unloaded launcher.
 
Specifications
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Armament
16 launch tubes 220 mm calibre
Country users
Afghanistan, Belarus, Guinea, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Syria, Ukraine, Uzbekistan,
Yemen
Crew
4 soldiers
Accessories
Manual sight system
Weight rocket
270 to 280 kg
Firing Range
10 to 35 km
Warhead weight
90 kg
Truck
ZIL-135Lm 8x8
Weight truck

- 20,000 kg loaded
- 15,100 kg empty

Speed Truck
65 km/h
Range Truck
570 km
Armor
No armor protection
Engine truck
2 x 8 cylinder Diesel engine
Dimensions truck
Length: 9.3 m; Width: 2.8 m; Height: 3.2 m
 
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BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
 
BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
   
BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
BM-27 9P140 Uragan 9K57 220mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images video intelligence identification Russia Russian Military army defence industry military technology equipment
 
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