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Orkan CER

Multiple launch rocket system

Orkan CER

The Orkan CER multiple launch rocket system uses a newly designed artillery section

 
 
Country of origin Serbia
Entered service -
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
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Armament
Caliber 262 mm
Number of tubes 8
Rocket weight 390 kg
Warhead weight ~ 90 kg
Firing range 5 - 65 km
Full salvo duration ?
Reloading time ?
Mobility
Engine KamAZ-740.50.360 diesel
Engine power 360 hp
Maximum road speed ~ 80 km/h
Range ~ 1 000 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.6 m
Trench 0.6 - 1.4 m
Fording 1.75 m

 

   The Orkan CER multiple launch rocket system was developed by the Yugoimport-SDPR, a Serbian state-owned company, founded in 1949. It was a more recent version of the M87 Orkan. This artillery system was proposed for possible customers, but received no production orders and never reached production.

   This artillery rocket system was intended for rapid and unexpected strikes against enemy troops and non-armored vehicles. It featured high firepower, long range, high operational and tactical mobility.

   The Orkan CER had a newly designed artillery section with eight 262 mm launching tubes. It was capable of firing 262 mm rockets of the older M87 Orkan. A standard rocket is 4.85 m long and weights 390 kg. Warhead weights around 90 kg. A HE, HE-FRAG, thermobaric and cluster warheads with 288 dual-purpose bomblets, or 24 magnetic sensor-fused anti-tank mines are available. A standard rocket has a range of 50 km. An extended range rocket is 4.88 m long and weights 404 kg. Warhead of this rocket also weights around 90 kg. It has a maximum range of 65 km.

   A standard version of the Orkan CER was fitted with manual aiming controls. Automatic controls were optional. Launching vehicle was equipped with a GPS unit for automatic positioning. Rockets could be launched directly from the cab or up to 80 m remotely from the vehicle. The Orkan CER was capable of launching single rockets or full salvo.

   This artillery rocket system was based on the Russian KamAZ-63501 8x8 cross-country truck. Vehicle was fitted with a central tyre inflation system, which was controlled from the cab. It improved mobility of the launcher vehicle over difficult terrain such as sand, mud and snow. This artillery rocket system had operational temperature range from -30C to +50C.

 

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