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Bureviy

Multiple launch rocket system

Bureviy

The Bureviy is effective against area targets, such as concentrations of troops and vehicles

 
 
Country of origin Ukraine
Entered service ?
Crew 4
Dimensions and weight
Weight  ~ 25 t
Length 9.7 m
Width 2.55 m
Height ~ 3 m
Armament
Caliber 220 mm
Number of tubes 16
Rocket weight 280 kg
Warhead weight 90 - 100 kg
Firing range up to 35 km
Full salvo duration 9 / 20 s
Reloading time 15 minutes
Mobility
Engine Tatra T3C-928.90 diesel
Engine power 400 hp
Maximum road speed 85 km/h
Range 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 2.1 m
Fording 1.5 m

 

   The Bureviy (Stormy, or Hurricane) is a new Ukrainian artillery rocket system. It was first publicly revealed in 2020. It is a modernized version of the Soviet Uragan heavy artillery rocket system. By 2016 Ukrainian military reportedly operated around 70 Uragan launcher vehicles. Even though this rocket system is extremely powerful and devastating, it is now more than 40 years old. Also production of Uragan's wheeled chassis ended years ago. It is difficult to maintain and keep in these systems in operational service. Upgrade program was needed. A couple of years ago a Ukrainian Bastion 3 (also referred as Bastion 03) artillery rocket system emerged. It was based on a chassis of KrAZ-6322 military truck and retained a refurbished launcher of the Uragan. Though the Bastion 3 was never adopted due to limited funding. It is possible that there will be a similar story with Bureviy. Most recent Ukrainian weapon procurement programs are plagued with funding problems and corruption.

   The Bureviy uses chassis of a Czech Tatra T815-7T3RC1 heavy high mobility vehicle with 8x8 configuration. The Bureviy retains a refurbished launcher of the Uragan. It has 16 launch tubes for 220 mm rockets. Aiming devices were updated. The system is also equipped with an automated fire control system. The launchers are aimed and fired from the cab of the vehicle.

   This system uses the same artillery rockets as the Uragan. A standard rocket is 4.8 m long and weights 280 kg. Warhead weight is 90-100 kg, depending on the type. This system fires training, HE-FRAG, chemical, incendiary, fuel-air explosive, cluster rockets with scatterable anti-tank or anti-personnel mines. These are used for remote mine laying. It can also fire leaflet dispensing rockets. Maximum range of fire is 35 km.

   The Bureviy is very effective against area targets. Typical targets of such systems are concentrations of troops and military vehicles, artillery batteries, radars, air defense batteries, airfields and other area targets. It can fire single rockets or full salvo. A full salvo of this artillery system covers area of 4.3 hectares.

   Vehicle has a double cab, which accommodates the crew of 4.

   The Bureviy is based on a Tatra T815-7T3RC1 heavy high mobility vehicle chassis. This vehicle was specially designed for military applications. It is powered by a Tatra T3C-928.90 air-cooled diesel, developing 400 hp. Engine is mated to a manual 14-speed transmission. The transmission can be operated in semi-automatic mode. Vehicle has a permanent all-wheel drive. It employs unique Tatra's independent suspension with backbone tube frame and swinging half-axles. Each wheel moves up and down independently, which allows exceptional cross country mobility and higher speeds on rough roads. This unique chassis has been constantly developed and improved by Tatra for more than 80 years. Vehicle has good cross-country mobility due to its 8x8 chassis. It can travel off-road. Maximum road speed is 105 km/h, though it is electronically limited to 85 km/h. Vehicle is fitted with a central tyre pressure system, which improves mobility over difficult terrain.

   Other operators of the Uragan, including Russia and Belarus, also developed their modernized versions in order to keep these artillery systems in service. Russians developed a Uragan-1M artillery rocket system. It has two modular rocket pods with 220 mm and 300 mm rockets. Launcher of the Uragan-1M is based on an MZKT-7930 heavy high-mobility chassis with 8x8 configuration. The Belarusian Uragan-M is based on a MAZ-6317 military truck chassis with 6x6 configuration. It entered service in 2019.

 

 

 
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