The South Korean K-136 Kooryong MLRS

The South Korean K-136 Kooryong MLRS

The South Korean K-136 Kooryong MLRS is an indigenously developed launcher mounted on the Korean Kia KM500 truck. The launcher is made up of 36 launcher tubes, which are 130mm calibre. 2 different missiles with varying ranges have been developed.

The South Korean K-136 Kooryong MLRS Basic K30 missile –

Range: 22km
Weight: 54kg
Length: 2.4m

The South Korean K-136 Kooryong MLRS Improved K33 missile –

Range: 30km
Weight: 64kg
Length: 2.54m

The South Korean K-136 Kooryong MLRS

There are also two kinds of warheads, the conventional HE type and the fragmention HE type which contains 16,000 small steel balls.

A re-supply Kia KM500 truck escorts the vehicle  and carries 72 missiles.

Development of the vehicle was carried out through out the 1980’s and final production of some 150+ was completed in 2000. The vehicle serves along side the more sophisticated US tracked M270 MLRS, in the Republic Of Korea Army and has not been exported.

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