RS-122

Summary

The RS-122 is a Georgian mobile multiple rocket launcher firing 122 mm rockets. It was developed in 2011 and put on production display in February 2012. The RS-122 is a heavily modified version of the Soviet BM-21 Grad. Its main characteristics are the armoured crew cabin (using elements from MRAP and BAE Caiman), improved firing, operational range and accuracy. The vehicle was developed by the state-owned Scientific Technical Centre Delta.[1][2]

RS-122 [1]
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TypeMultiple rocket launcher
Place of originGeorgia
Production history
DesignerScientific Technical Center Delta
ManufacturerSTC Delta
Produced2012–present
No. built8+
Specifications (9K51)
Mass20 tonnes
Length8.5 m
Width2.7 m
Height3.3 m
Crew5

Barrels40
Elevation60 degree
Traverse120 degree
Rate of fire2 rounds/s
Maximum firing range45 km (28 mi)
SightsPG-1M panoramic telescope (external). Computer linked only configuration (internal).

ArmorSTANAG 4569 level 2
EngineYaMZ-238C diesel
330 hp
Suspension6×6 wheeled
Operational
range
500 km (310 mi)
Maximum speed 80 km/h (50 mph)

Technical characteristicsEdit

The rocket launcher is designed to defeat personnel, armored targets, artillery batteries, command posts and fortifications. The RS-122 is capable of control fire without the preliminary preparation of a position and exposed crew action, thus minimizing the salvo time and maximizing unit protection.

ArmorEdit

The vehicle's armoured crew cabin provides protection for its five-man crew in accordance to STANAG 4569 level 2 against shell splinter and fragments.

TransporterEdit

The RS-122 is based on an armored KrAZ-63221 chassis and has an operational range of 500 km (310 mi).[3]

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Multiple Rocket Launcher System – RS-122.
  2. ^ http://mod.gov.ge/index.php?page=77&lang=1&type=1&Id=1314 Unfinished web page.
  3. ^ "Multiple Rocket Launcher System – RS-122".