The Chinese Type 82 130mm MLRS

The Chinese Type 82 130mm MLRS

The Chinese Type 82 130mm MLRS is a 30-tube multiple launch rocket system was introduced by the PLA in the early 1980s as a successor to the ageing Type 63 130mm artillery rocket system deployed at division artillery level. The system is carried by a 6X6 truck with 30 launch tubes grouped in three rows each with 10 tubes. The rocket system made some modest improvement over the Type 63, but is inferior to the Type 81 122mm artillery rocket system. Only a limited number of examples were built before it was replaced by the Type 81. Some Type 82 rocket systems are still in service with the PLA reserved forces.

The Chinese Type 82 130mm MLRS Spec’s

Crew: 8
Rocket calibre: 130mm
Number of tubes: 30
Launch tube length: 1,050mm
Rocket length: 4,520mm
Rocket weight: 32kg
Max firing range: 10km
System combat weight: 8,000kg

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