Katyusha

Russian Multiple Rocket Launchers 1941–Present

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Katyusha

Russian Multiple Rocket Launchers 1941–Present

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Although military rockets have been used since the Middle Ages, it was not until the Soviet Union pioneered the concept of Multiple Rocket Launchers (MRLs), in the late 1930s, that they emerged as a decisive weapon. In the modern era, these Soviet/Russian Katyushas have served in combat in Afghanistan, Chechnya, and Georgia.

Developed to fill the operational need for massed artillery fire support, the MRL possesses enormous destructive power and a devastating psychological impact. This New Vanguard provides a survey of Soviet and Russian Federation MRLs from the beginning of their development in 1938 to the present. It focuses on the history, design, and specifications of self-propelled ground MRL systems, but also covers towed, static, railway, and naval mounts. It highlights the many variants of the principal systems, and includes MRL unit tables of organization and equipment, information on MRL munition types, and coverage of dedicated MRL resupply vehicles.

Table of Contents

Introduction /The World War II MRLS /The Cold War MRLs /Modern MRLs /Analysis and Conclusion /Bibliography /Index

Product details

Published Jun 21 2016
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472810861
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Illustrated throughout with photographs and colour illustrations.
Dimensions 10 x 7 inches
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 235
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

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Jamie Prenatt

Jamie E. Prenatt is a senior analyst in the Depart…

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Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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