Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Czech company offers its latest version of new rocket launcher in the Middle East

The Czech company Excalibur Army is offering the latest version of its new RM-70 Vampire 4D multiple rocket launcher in the Middle East.

The new RM-70 Vampire 4D multiple rocket launcher, on the chassis Tatra Force 8×8 chassis, was unveiled at International Defence Exhibition and Conference (IDEX 2017) in Abu Dhabi. The Excalibur Army is offering RM-70 Vampire 4D multiple rocket launcher as a replacement for aging  Soviet BM-21 and Czech built RM-70 122-mm multiple rocket launcher.

The RM-70 Vampire 4D is an upgraded variant of the original Czechoslovak Army’s version RM-70 and the heavier variant of the BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher, with a capacity of 80 rounds.

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Technical – Tactical data:

  • Weight incl. 80 shells and crew: 25,890 kg
  • Bullet shells mass JROF: 66.35 kg
  • Maximum range: 20,380 m
  • Total area impacted by volley of shells (40 shots): to 70 ha
  • Time of volley of bullet shells firing (40 shoots): 2–30 s
  • Rocket launcher crew: 4 men
  • Rocket launcher length: 9,970 mm
  • Rate of ammunition supply: 40 + 40 bullet shells

Top cruising speed of loaded rocket launcher:

  •  on asphalt roads: 85 km/h
  •  on dirt roads: 35 km/h
  •  in terrain: 25 km/h

The rocket launcher on the chassis Tatra Force 8×8, equipped with a powerful Tatra engine in combination with a Tatra-Norgrensemi automatic gearbox and a four-door cabin with five seats, is a highly mobile vehicle, which can use its speed to change its position after firing the rockets.

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