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    Russian MRLS: Grad, Uragan, Smerch, Tornado-G/S

    GarryB
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    Post  GarryB Sun Apr 18, 2021 1:24 am

    The introduction of ground launched 80mm rockets is interesting... in many ways it would be a rapid fire supplement to the 82mm mortar really.

    A small four wheel vehicle could carry the launcher around like they do in Syria, but of course I would expect a Russian system to have a better mount with improved ability to aim at a target.

    As a coastal weapon on rivers or on the beach such a weapon would be pretty devastating against a large vessel like a ship or boat, and in direct fire mode would be pretty devastating against light targets like trucks and cars... and of course it comes in an enormous range of already in production and service rockets like illuminating, or even just smoke or new UAV models that could be launched to scout ahead.

    Would presume they will use the new box shaped launchers that can be stacked, so a possibility of 57mm, 80mm, and 122mm rockets perhaps for different roles.

    The 57mm make up in number for their relatively small warheads, but the warheads could be improved to make a volley of them rather effective against enemy troops in the open.
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    Post  lyle6 Sun Apr 18, 2021 6:13 am

    Would also be a great fit for airborne troops. When the VDV has an analogue for every vehicle that can be found in the Russian ground forces in theory this would allow the former to fight similarly to the latter. I don't imagine many rear areas are prepared to take on anything more than paratroopers and their weapons carriers much less an entire combined arms force although a bit lighter.

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