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BM-21A BelGrad

Multiple launch rocket system

BM-21A BelGrad

The BM-21A BelGrad is a modernized version of the BM-21 Grad

 
 
Entered service 2001
Crew 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight ~ 18 t
Length 9.4 m
Width 2.7 m
Height 3.35 m
Armament
Caliber 122 mm
Number of tubes 40
Rocket weight 66.4 kg
Warhead weight 19.18 kg
Firing range 1.6 - 20.75 km
Full salvo duration 20 s
Reloading time 2 minutes
Mobility
Engine TMZ-8424 diesel
Engine power 425 hp
Maximum road speed 85 km/h
Range 1 200 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.5 m
Trench ~ 0.5 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m

 

   The BM-21A BelGrad (Belorussian Grad) multiple launch rocket system was developed in Belarus to replace the Soviet BM-21 Grad. It successfully passed trials in 1997 and entered service with Belarusian Army in 2001.

   The BelGrad has similar artillery system to its predecessor. It has 40 launching tubes for 122 mm rockets. It is compatible with all rockets, developed for the BM-21 Grad. A standard HE-FRAG rocket is 2.87 m long and weights 66 kg. The Belgrad can also fire new extended-range rocket with cluster or HE-FRAG warheads. Maximum range of fire is 21 km.

   The BM-21A is based on the MAZ-6317 6x6 heavy utility truck chassis. Vehicle is powered by a TMZ-8424 diesel engine, developing 425 horsepower. The MAZ-6317 has twice longer cargo platform comparing with the original Ural-375D. Extra space was used to carry a full set of reload rockets.

   The BM-21A BelGrad has a reloading system similar to the RM-70. This multiple launch rocket system is automatically reloaded in less than 2 minutes. It can be reloaded manually within 7 minutes.

   A battery of BelGrads also includes command vehicle and ammunition resupply vehicles.

 

 
BM-21A BelGrad

BM-21A BelGrad

BM-21A BelGrad

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