RM-70 multiple rocket launcher

The RM-70 (raketomet vzor 1970) multiple rocket launcher is a Czechoslovakian army version and the heavier variant of the BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launcher, providing enhanced performance over its parent area-saturation artillery system that was introduced in 1971 (but the NATO designation is M1972).

Country Name Origin Year
Czechoslovakia 1972
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
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Cambodia (Kampuchea) View
Ceylon (Sri Lanka) View
Czechoslovakia 1972 View
Czechoslovakia View
Ecuador View
Finland View
Georgia View
Germany View
Ghana View
Greece View
Indonesia View
Iran (Persia) View
Libya View
Nigeria View
Poland View
Rwanda View
Turkey (Ottoman Empire) View
Uganda View
Uruguay View
Yemen View
Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) View
Slovakia View
Czech Republic View
Democratic Republic of the Congo View
Myanmar View

Type Self-propelled multiple rocket launcher
Place of origin  Czechoslovakia
Service history
In service 1972-present
Used by See users
Wars 2008 South Ossetia war, Sri Lankan Civil War
Weight 33.7 tonnes (74,295 lbs)
Length 8.75 m (28 ft 8 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 2.7 m (8 ft 10 in)
Crew 6
Caliber 122.4 mm (4.8 in)
Barrels 40
Maximum firing range 20 km (12 mi)
Armor Steel
Universal machine gun vz. 59
Engine T-903-3 V-12 multi-fuel
250 hp (184 kW)
Suspension 8×8 wheeled
400 km (250 mi)
Speed 85 km/h (53 mph)

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