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The RM-51 (Raketomet vzor 1951) multiple rocket launcher was a Czechoslovak army alternative of the BM-13 multiple rocket launcher developed in the 1950s.

RM-51 multiple rocket launcher
Czechoslovak 130mm rocket launcher Raketomet vz. 51.jpg
TypeSelf-propelled multiple rocket launcher
Place of originCzechoslovakia
Service history
In service1956-late 1990s
Used bySee users
Production history
DesignerŠkoda, Zbrojovka Brno and VTÚ
Designed1949-1956
ManufacturerŠkoda
Variantsvz. 51, M-51, R-2
Specifications
Mass7.575 tonnes
Length7 m (23 ft 0 in)
Width2.38 m (7 ft 10 in)
Height2.18 m (7 ft 2 in)
Crew6

CaliberDiameter: 130 mm (5.1 in)
Length: .8 m (2 ft 7 in)
Weight: 24.2 kg (53 lb)[1]
Barrels32 (4 rows)
Elevation+50°/0°
Traverse240° (120° left/right)
Rate of fire32 rockets in 12.4 seconds (2 min. reloading time)
Muzzle velocity420 m/s (1,400 ft/s)
Maximum firing range8.2 km (5.1 mi)

Main
armament
ORNNG missiles with NZ-60V warhead
Suspension6×6 wheeled
Speed40 km/h (25 mph) (road)
10 km/h (6.2 mph) (cross-country)

Contents

VariantsEdit

  • vz. 51 - Original model, based on Praga V3S 6×6 truck.
  • M-51 - Export version used by Austria, based on Steyr 680 M3 6×6 truck.
  • RM-51 - Export variant, based on ZiS-151 and ZIL-157 6×6 trucks.

OperatorsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Foss, Christopher (1977). Jane's pocket book of towed artillery. New York: Collier. p. 157. ISBN 0020806000. OCLC 911907988.
  2. ^ http://www.bundesheer.at/truppendienst/ausgaben/artikel.php?id=331
  3. ^ a b c d e Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ Artileria română în date și imagini, p. 136
  6. ^ Janes.com
  • Christopher Chant, A compendium of armaments and military hardware, Routledge, 1987, ISBN 0-7102-0720-4
  • Christopher F. Foss, Artillery of the World, ISBN 0-7110-0505-2
  • Franklin D. Margiotta, Brassey's encyclopedia of land forces and warfare, Brassey's, 1996, ISBN 1-57488-087-X
  • Stroea, Adrian, col. conf. univ. dr., Băjenaru, Gheorghe, lt. col, Artileria română în date și imagini, Editura Centrului Tehnic-Editorial al Armatei, București, 2010, ISBN 978-606-524-080-3

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