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Type 82

Multiple launch rocket system

Type 82 MLRS

The Type 82 multiple launch rocket system was produced in limited numbers

Entered service 1982
Crew 8 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 7.5 t
Length 6.44 m
Width 2.25 m
Height 2.26 m
Caliber 130-mm
Number of tubes 30
Rocket weight 32 kg
Warhead weight ?
Maximum firing range 10.1 km
Minimum firing range ?
Full salvo duration 14 - 17 s
Reloading time 5 minutes
Engine ?
Engine power ?
Maximum road speed ~ 70 km/h
Range ~ 600 km
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench 0.6 ~ 1.2 m
Fording ~ 1.2 m


   The Type 82 multiple launch rocket system was developed by NORINCO in the early 1980s. It replaced the ageing Type 63 130-mm artillery rocket system in service with Chinese army. Both the Type 63 and Type 82 systems fire the same rockets. Only a limited number of these rocket systems were built and it was replaced with more capable Type 81. Some of them are still in service with reserve forces.

   The Type 82 has 30 launch tubes for 130-mm rockets. The standard rocket is 1 m long and weights 32 kg. Rockets are fitted with HE-FRAG, fragmentation and incendiary warheads. Maximum range of fire is 10 km. Some sources claim that extended-range rockets with a maximum range of 15 km were produced. Vehicle also carries 30 reload rockets. Rockets are reloaded manually.

   The Type 82 is based on the 6x6 truck chassis. The previous Type 63 was based on a tracked armored vehicle or 4x4 light truck.






Type 82 MLRS

Type 82 MLRS

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