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K136 Kooryong

Multiple launch rocket system

Kooryong MLRS

The K136 Kooryong multiple launch rocket system is based on the KM813A1 truck chassis

 
 
Entered service 1980s
Crew 4 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 16.4 t
Length 7.7 m
Width 2.5 m
Height 2.9 m
Armament
Caliber 130-mm
Number of tubes 36
Rocket weight 54 kg
Warhead weight 20.37 kg
Firing range ? - 23 km
Full salvo duration ~ 20 s
Reloading time 10 minutes
Mobility
Engine diesel engine
Engine power 236 hp
Maximum road speed 80 km/h
Range 550 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench ~ 1 m
Fording 0.8 m

 

   The K136 Kooryong multiple launch rocket system was developed and deployed in 1980s. A total of 150 of these multiple launch rocket systems were built and are currently in service with the South Korean Army.

   The Kooryong fires two types of rockets, a standard K30 and extended range K33. The standard rocket is 2.4 m long and weights 54 kg. The K33 is 2.53 m long and weights 64 kg. The K30 has a maximum range of 23 km. Improved K33 has a range of 36 km. There are two types of warheads - conventional HE and pre-fragmented HE, containing 16 000 steel balls.

   The K136 Kooryong fires single round, partial or full salvo. Firings are undertaken from the driver's seat or remotely from the vehicle.

   This multiple launch rocket system is mounted on KM809A1 6x6 truck chassis. It is powered by a diesel engine, developing 236 horsepower. Vehicle has a full-time all wheel drive and is fitted with a central tyre pressure system.

   This MLRS is reloaded manually in about 10 minutes.  Reloading usually takes place away from the launch position to avoid counter battery fire. Reload rockets are carried by escorting KM813A1 6x6 resupply truck, which carries 72 rockets.

   A fire control center is based on a 4x4 chassis. It is used for enhanced fire accuracy.

   Recently a new Chunmoo K-MLRS system has been developed. It is based on 8x8 high mobility chassis and carries two interchangeable modular containers. In concept it is similar to American M270 MLRS. It is capable of firing South Korean 130-mm and 230-mm rockets, as well as American 227-mm rockets. In the near future the new system might replace the K136 Kooryong.

 

Video of the K136 Kooryong multiple launch rocket system

 

 
Kooryong MLRS

Kooryong MLRS

Kooryong MLRS

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