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

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    Post  franco Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:41 pm

    eridan wrote:What's the deal with Tornado-U? Some times ago one could read that it was the platform of choice for 220mm rockets, to replace older Uragans.

    But for some years now it seems to be it's only the new Uragan 1M platform that's replacing the older Uragan vehicles. And Tornado-S is not to be seen...


    For the Tornado-S, like the 300V there is planned to be 4 brigades (one per district). Presently there are 2 with Smerch and 2 with Uragan. One or possibly both of the Smerch's have upgraded to Tornado-S while one of the Uragan units (232nd) is in the process now. As for the Uragan units in the Artillery brigades, still not a lot of upgrading although the military say they will be.

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    Post  Broski Wed Sep 01, 2021 9:40 pm

    eridan wrote:What's the deal with Tornado-U? Some times ago one could read that it was the platform of choice for 220mm rockets, to replace older Uragans.

    But for some years now it seems to be it's only the new Uragan 1M platform that's replacing the older Uragan vehicles. And Tornado-S is not to be seen...

    Uragan 1M and Tornado S are the same chassis with modular rocket pallets
    Russian MRLS: Grad, Uragan, Smerch, Tornado-G/S - Page 16 Uragan_1m
    Tornado-S with 300mm Rocket Pallets

    Russian MRLS: Grad, Uragan, Smerch, Tornado-G/S - Page 16 Uragan-1M_multi-caliber_MLRS_Multiple_Launch_Rocket_System_300mm_220mm_Russia_Russian_army_military_equipment_002
    Russian MRLS: Grad, Uragan, Smerch, Tornado-G/S - Page 16 81c2959c59871445bd667364453f0f5c
    Uragan-1M with 220mm Rocket Pallets
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    Post  franco Wed Sep 01, 2021 10:51 pm

    That is the Uragan 1M which can fire both rocket types while the new Tornado S looks similar to the old Smerch.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GNoRTPhsEI0

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    Post  GarryB Thu Sep 02, 2021 8:09 am

    Weather station?

    Just a guess but I would say a direction finder either using IIR sensors or microphones to track hot objects like artillery rounds, or noise making objects like artillery rounds...

    Could also be a laser detector to detect if the vehicle is being marked by laser for targeting or to get range... but I suspect most likely audio sensor detecting the direction of enemy artillery fire... shell impacts and shells in flight.
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    Post  Hole Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:55 pm

    Russian MRLS: Grad, Uragan, Smerch, Tornado-G/S - Page 16 E-szle10
    According to sources (like TASS) this two fellows will be used to lay smart minefields at Zapad-21.

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