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By Jamie Prenatt

Although army rockets were used because the heart a long time, it was once now not till the Soviet Union pioneered the concept that of a number of Rocket Launchers (MRLs), within the overdue Thirties, that they emerged as a decisive weapon. within the glossy period, those Soviet/Russian Katyushas have served in wrestle in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia.

Developed to fill the operational desire for massed artillery hearth help, the MRL possesses huge, immense damaging energy and a devastating mental effect. This New forefront offers a survey of Soviet and Russian Federation MRLs from the start in their improvement in 1938 to the current. It makes a speciality of the historical past, layout, and requirements of self-propelled floor MRL platforms, but additionally covers towed, static, railway, and naval mounts. It highlights the various variations of the crucial platforms, and comprises MRL unit tables of association and kit, details on MRL munition forms, and insurance of committed MRL resupply vehicles.

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