Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information

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CV 9A52-4 Tornado MRLS Multiple rocket launcher system 300 mm
 
 
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Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry Tornado-G truck 8x8 Kamaz 6350
 
Description
The 9A52-4 Tornado is a new 300 mm multiple rocket launcher system developped, designed and manufactured by the Russian Defence Company Motovilikha Plants Coporation. The Tornado is designed for destruction of attacking means, tank, motorized and infantry units, artillery batallions in concentration areas, on march and in combat order, of air and naval assault units in their areas and other targets. The CV 9A52-4 Tornado is intented to transport rocket projectile of MLRS Smerch in transport -loading container, to prepare and fire rocket projectiles from container. The main advantage of this system over the original BM 9A52-4 is that it is much lighter and easier to transport by air and can be reloaded much quicker. In March 2011, the Russian army announced the delivery of new Tornado-G multiple rocket launching systems (MRLS), replacing the current BM-21 Grad systems.
 
Variants
- 9A52: Basic version of the Russian-made MLRS BM-30 Multiple launch Rocket system.
- 9A52-2: Modernization of the basic version of BM-30 Smerch with automated laying and fire control system on the vehicle.

- 9A52-2T : This version uses the Czech truck chassis Tatra-816.
 
- Tornado-S: ?
 
Technical Data
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Armament
The 9A52-4 Tornado is fitted with a single container with six launching tubes for 300-mm rockets. It can fire all current Smerch rockets, including HE-FRAG, incendiary, fuel-air explosive, cluster with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines. Cluster rounds may also carry self-targeting anti-tank munitions. The three-person fully enclosed forward control cab is at the front and mounted at the rear of the chassis is the launcher container with has a pod of six 300 mm rockets in two rows each of six rockets
Rockets
The 9A52-4 Tornado is fitted with a single container with six launching tubes for 300-mm rockets. It can fire all current Smerch rockets, including HE-FRAG, incendiary, fuel-air explosive, cluster with anti-personnel or anti-tank mines. Cluster rounds may also carry self-targeting anti-tank munitions. A standard rocket is 7.6 m long and weights 800 kg. Maximum range of fire is 70 km with ordinary and 90 km with extended-range rockets. Rockets are fitted with range and direction correction system for better accuracy. A full salvo of this rocket system covers area of 32 hectares.
Truck
The 9A52-4 multiple launch rocket system uses chassis of KamAZ-6350 8x8 military truck. Vehicle is powered by a KamAZ-740.50.360 turbocharged diesel engine, developing 360 hp. This heavy-duty truck has good cross country mobility.
Accessories
The 9A52-4 Tornado is fitted with a Automated Guidance and Fire-Control System (AGFCS) which not only includes a fire-control function but also an autonomous survey and navigation capability.
Combat use
A crew of two men prepares system for firing within 3 minutes, without leaving cabin. The launch vehicle is fitted with automated laying and fire control system. It is also fitted with autonomous satellite navigation and positioning system. A launch vehicle exchanges positioning and firing data with command vehicle. Rockets can be launched directly form the cab, or remotely form the vehicle. The 9A52-4 can launch single rocket, partial ripple or full salvo. A 9A52-4 launching vehicle with an open-type reusable launcher pack is supported by a 9T234-4 reloading vehicle. It is based on the same KamAZ-63501 8x8 wheeled chassis, but has some differences. It is fitted with a crane and carries 6 individual reload rockets. The 9A52-4 launching vehicle is reloaded within 8 minutes. Reloading usually takes place away from firing position, to avoid counter-battery fire. No information is available on a reloading vehicle, which transports and reloads sealed containers. Artillery system has climatic operation range from -40°C to +50°C.
 
Specifications
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Armament
6 - 12 launch tubes 300 mm calibre
Country users
Russia
Crew
2 soldiers
Accessories
NBC protection, automated guidance system, fire control system
Weight rocket
800 kg
Firing Range
20 to 90 km
Truck
Kamaz-6350
Weight truck
24,650 kg
Speed Truck
90 km/h
Range Truck
1,000 km
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Armor
No armor protection
Dimensions vehicle
Lenght, 11,2 m; Width, 2,5 m; Height, 3,15 m
 
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Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry Tornado-G truck 8x8 Kamaz 6350
 
Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry Tornado-G truck 8x8 Kamaz 6350
Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry Tornado-G truck 8x8 Kamaz 6350

Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry Tornado-G truck 8x8 Kamaz 6350
Tornado CV 9A52-4 MRLS multiple rocket launcher system data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army defence industry Tornado-G truck 8x8 Kamaz 6350
 
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