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Type 83 273mm rocket
WM-80 273mm rocket

The Chinese 273mm multiple rocket system utilizes a modular design similar to the US MLRS. The Type 83 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher (MBRL), mounted on a tracked vehicle chasis, has four tubes arranged in a single line. The modernised and upgraded WM-80 Multi-Barrel Rocket Launcher, mounted on the rear of a TA-550 8X8 cross-country truck chassis, has eight tubes arranged in two lines of four tubes. The WM-80 features a reload time of 5 to 8 minutes, and a digital ballistic computer which provides positioning and fire direction for an accuracy of less than 2% of the range to the target. The Type 83 273mm rocket is a fin stabilized high explosive rocket. The rocket is olive drab with black markings, and weighs 484 kilograms (1,067 pounds).

Specifications

Diameter273 mm
Length 14.6 feet
Weight484 kilograms (1,067 pounds)
505 kilograms [WM-80]
Range40 km
80 km [WM-80]
Warhead 330 lbs, HE blast/fragmentation

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