PR50 Sandstorm 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications pictures

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PR50 Sandstorm 122 mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System
 
 
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PR50 Sandstorm 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology
 
Description
The PR50 is a new Chinese-made 122mm MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) which was unveiled at the 6th China International Aviation and Aerospace Exhibition. The PR50 is manufactured by the Chinese defence Company Sichuan Aerospace Industry Corporation. The PR50 is an indigenously designed and built system equipped with an automatic operating and laying system, an electric firing system and an automatically reloadable pack of 40 122 mm unguided surface-to-surface rockets. The PR50 has received the nickname of Sandstorm. The PR50 can be used to defeat manpower, armoured and soft-skinned materiel in concentration areas of artillery batteries, command post and ammunition depots. The PR 50 can fire at a minimum range of 20 km and a maximum of 40 km.
 
Variants
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Technical Data
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Armament
The PR50 122mm MLRS is armed with 40 barrels 122mm rocket launcher mounted at the rear of the chassis and additional pack of 40 rockets to the rear of the cab for rapid reloading. The 122mm launcher unit consists of two blocks of 20 rocket launchers, each in 4 rows of 5-barrels mounted above each other on a rotating cradle assembly. Elevation and traverse are performed by electrical systems. A hydraulically operated collapsible awning is mounted over the rear deck for use as protection and camouflage. The fin-stabilized rockets used are of the 122 mm caliber extended-range composite FG-42 solid propellant type. The 122mm rocket has a total weight of 74 kg and a length of 2946 mm. These rockets can be launched by other 122 mm multiple rocket systems use in the Chinese armed forces.
Design and protection
The layout of the PR50 is standard with the crew cabin at the front, a crane just back of the crew cab and the launch unit at the rear of the chassis. Two hydraulic jacks are fitted at the rear of the chassis which are deployed on the ground to minimize the effect of uneven ground or vibration during firing. A crane is mounted at the rear of the crew cabin for loading and unloading operations.
Propulsion
The PR50 122mm rocket launcher system is based on a 6x6 chinese truck chassis.
Operations
A battery of PR-50 122mm rocket launcher system consists of HF-122 rocket launch vehicles, a fire command vehicle, loading truck and meteorological truck station. Conversion to the combat mode takes between 90 sec. and 120 sec. following arrival at the launch site. The PR50 122mm takes less than 7 minutes to take firing position, aiming, fire rockets and leave his position.
 
Specifications
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Armament
40 rockets ready to fire and 40 in reserve
Country users
China
Designer Country
China
Accessories
Firing computer system
Crew
? soldiers
Warhead
21.5 kg
Weight rocket
74 kg
Speed
40 -50 km/h maximum road speed
Range of rockets
20 to 40 km
Dimensions rocket
Length, 2.946 m
 
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PR50 Sandstorm 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology
PR50 Sandstorm 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology
   
PR50 Sandstorm 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology PR50 Sandstorm 122mm MLRS Multiple Launch Rocket System technical data sheet specifications information description intelligence pictures photos images video China Chinese identification army defense industry military technology
 
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