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Multiple launch rocket system

Type 75 MLRS

The Type 75 multiple launch rocket system is based on the tracked APC

Entered service 1975
Crew 3 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 16.5 t
Length 5.78 m
Width 2.8 m
Height 2.67 m
Caliber 131.5-mm
Number of tubes 30
Rocket weight 43 kg
Warhead weight 15 kg
Firing range 7 - 15 km
Full salvo duration 12 s
Reloading time 15 minutes
Engine Mitsubishi 4ZF diesel
Engine power 300 hp
Maximum road speed 60 km/h
Range 300 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 0.65 m
Trench 1.6 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m


   Development of the Type 75 multiple launch rocket system began in the late 60's. First prototypes were tested in 1973. This multiple launch rocket system entered service in 1975. Number of vehicles produced varies depending on the source. Between 66 and 140 of the Type 75's were built. Currently it is phased out of service and replaced by the US M270 MLRS.

   The Japanese Type 75 multiple launch rocket system has 30 131.5-mm launching tubes. The standard rocket is 1.86 m long and weights 43 kg. It has a 15 kg warhead. The Type 75 fires rockets with HE-FRAG and cluster warheads. Maximum range of fire is 15 km.

   Rockets are reloaded manually. Reloads are carried in escorting 6x6 army truck. A trained crew reloads a full set of rockets within 15 minutes.

   There is also a 12.7-mm machine gun mounted on top of the roof. It is intended for self-defense against air and ground targets.

   The Type 75 MLRS is based on the modified Type 73 armored personnel carrier chassis. Vehicle is fitted with a Mitsubishi 4ZF diesel engine, developing 300 horsepower.

   Every battery of the Type 75 launching vehicles are supported by the artillery control vehicle, meteorology vehicle and reloading vehicles.


Video of the Type 75 multiple launch rocket system

Type 75 MLRS

Type 75 MLRS

Type 75 MLRS

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