WM-80 MRL

Summary

The WM-80 was a multiple rocket launcher used by the People's Liberation Army of China and sold to other states like Armenia.

WM-80 on Independence Day Parade in Yerevan

The MRL system was developed by Norinco on Chinese designed Type 83 (WM-40) 273mm.[1] It adopts a modular design, with two launcher boxes each containing four ready-to-launch rocket rounds on a TAS-5380 8x8 truck chassis.[2]

  • China newly developed WM-120-type multi-barrel rocket launcher system. The weapon system to WM-80-based development, launch tube diameter of 273 mm, with the use of solid fuel rockets, the maximum range of 120 km, the minimum range of 34 km, circular error probability of about 20 meters and equipped with global positioning systems inertial guidance device.[3][4][5]

The system (WM-80) is now replaced by the A-100 MRL system.

OperatorsEdit

 
Map of WM-80 operators in blue

Current operatorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • WM-80 273MM MULTIPLE LAUNCH ROCKET SYSTEM
  1. ^ "WM-80 multiple launch rocket system | Missilery.info".
  2. ^ https://www.armyrecognition.com/chine_vehicles_armes_systemes_artilleri/wm-80_wm80_description_identification_pictures_gallery_truck_multiple_rocket_launcher_system_chinese.html[dead link]
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2015-04-16. Retrieved 2012-01-06.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ http://worldwide-defence.blogspot.com/2011/10/wm-120-273-mm-mlrs-datasheet.html
  5. ^ "Defense & Security Intelligence & Analysis: IHS Jane's | IHS".
  6. ^ http://www.f-paper.com/?i854715-Photo:-Jordan-said-China-WM120-rocket-is-strategic-weapons-will-be-upgraded