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BM-30 Smerch

Definition/Scope: Russian made 300-mm multiple rocket launcher system designed to engage a wide range of targets; called the 9K58 Smerch in Russian service. System consists of the 9A52-2 combat vehicle, the 1K123 Vivary fire control system and the 9T234-2 LTV transloading vehicle. The 9A52-2 and the 9T234-2 are based on the MAZ 543 8x8 truck. The system is very mobile with significant off-road capability and designed to operate in extreme climactic conditions, and can operate in ambient temperatures from -58 F

Used For:

9A52-2 combat vehicle
9K58 Smerch multiple launch rocket system
BM-30 Smerch (Tornado)
M1983 multiple rocket launcher (U.S.)

Broader Terms:

foreign artillery

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