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WR-40 Langusta

Multiple launch rocket system

WR-40 Langusta MLRS

The WR-40 Langusta multiple launch rocket system is a modern upgrade of the BM-21 Grad



Entered service 2007
Crew 4 - 6 men
Dimensions and weight
Weight 20.1 t
Length 8.59 m
Width 2.54 m
Height 2.74 m
Armament
Caliber 122-mm
Number of tubes 40
Rocket weight 66.4 kg
Warhead weight 19.18 kg
(Firing range) 1.6 - 42 km
Full salvo duration 20 s
Reloading time 7 minutes
Mobility
Engine Iveco Aifo Cursor 8 diesel
Engine power 350 hp
Maximum road speed 85 km/h
Range 650 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 40%
Vertical step ~ 0.6 m
Trench 0.6 ~ 1 m
Fording 1.2 m

 

   The WR-40 Langusta (Wyrzutnia Rakietowa) multiple launch rocket system is a modern upgrade of the Soviet BM-21 Grad artillery rocket system. The first vehicle entered service with the Polish Army in 2007. Poland operates 227 ageing BM-21 Grad systems and it is speculated that about half of them will be converted into the WR-40.

   The WR-40 Langusta has a slightly modified launcher with 40 launching tubes for 122-mm rockets. It fires both original and newly-developed rockets. The standard rocket of the BM-21 is 2.87 m long and weights 66.4 kg. The new Feniks-Z HE-fragmentation rocket has a maximum range of 42 km. There are also new cargo rockets with a range of 32 km.

   The Langusta comes with new modern fire control and navigation systems.

   This multiple launch rocket system is reloaded manually by the crew. It takes around 7 minutes. Reloads are carried by escorting medium utility truck.

   The WR-40 Langusta uses Jelcz P662D.35G-27 6x6 truck chassis, as original Ural-375D trucks of the BM-21 Grad are extremely old and in rather poor condition. The WR-40 has a lightly armored cab and accommodates all crew members. Vehicle is powered by the Iveco Aifo Cursor 8 diesel engine, developing 350 horsepower. Truck has a central tyre inflation system. The WR-40 Langusta can be airlifted by the C-130 Hercules transport aircraft.

 

Video of the WR-40 Langusta multiple launch rocket system

 

 
WR-40 Langusta MLRS

WR-40 Langusta MLRS

WR-40 Langusta MLRS

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