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Astros II Brazilian 127mm, 180mm, & 300mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Rocket Artillery Systems"
"Super-Heavy Unguided Rocket Systems (more than 200 km)"
"Brazil"
"PRO_Angola"
"PRO_Bahrain"
"PRO_Brazil"
"PRO_Indonesia"
"PRO_Iraq"
"PRO_Kuwait"
"PRO_Libya"
"PRO_Malaysia"
"PRO_Qatar"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The Astros (Artillery Saturation Rocket System) II is a modular multiple rocket launcher capable of firing three different caliber wrap-around fin rockets (for improved accuracy) using several types of warheads. The universal modules enable the system to accomplish fire missions with ranges from 9 to 90 kilometers. The Astros II system consists of the following vehicles: universal multiple launcher (AV-LMU), ammunition supply vehicle (AV-RMD), command and control vehicle/fire control unit (AVVCC), mobile workshops (for field maintenance), and the optional electronic fire control unit (AV-UCF). All of the Astros II vehicles use the Tectran Enginharia 10 ton, 6x6, wheeled vehicle chassis. A typical firing battery consists of six AV-LMU launchers, six AV-RMD ammunition supply vehicles, and one AV-VCC fire control unit. An AV-VCC command and control unit and two mobile workshops are found at battalion level. The battalion level AV-VCC can coordinate and direct fire missions for three Astros batteries. The AV-RMD ammunition supply vehicle carries two complete loads for each launcher."
dateOfIntroduction1983
countryOfOrigin"Brazil"
proliferation"Angola, Bahrain, Brazil, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia"
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"Bahrain"
"Brazil"
"Indonesia"
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"Kuwait"
"Libya"
"Malaysia"
"Qatar"
"Saudi Arabia"
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"Astros_II.jpeg"
"ASTROS-II.jpeg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Astros II AV-LMU"
name"Chassis/Carriage"
value"Tectran 10-ton, 6x6 / Astros standard chassis AV-VBA 6×6"
name"Crew"
value"3"
units"ea"
name"Displacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Note #1"
value"The universal modules enable the system to accomplish fire missions with ranges from 9 to 90 kilometers."
name"Note #2"
value"The Astros II system consists of the following vehicles: universal multiple launcher (AV-LMU), ammunition supply vehicle (AV-RMD), command and control vehicle/fire control unit (AVVCC), mobile workshops (for field maintenance), and the optional electronic fire control unit (AV-UCF). All of the Astros II vehicles use the Tectran Enginharia 10 ton, 6x6, wheeled vehicle chassis."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Height"
value"2.6"
units"m"
name"Length, Chassis Overall"
value"8.0"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"2.4"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"20"
units"mt"
name"Automotive (Astros standard chassis AV-VBA 6×6 / Tectran 10-ton, 6x6)"
properties
name"Engine Type"
value"Mercedes, OM422, 8-cylinder, water-cooled, turbo-charged diesel"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"280"
units"hp"
name"Fording Depth"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Range, Cruising"
value"480"
name"Speed, Maximum On"
value"90"
name"Speed, Maximum Off"
value"40"
name"Trench Crossing"
value"2.3"
units"m"
name"Vertical Obstacle"
value"1"
units"m"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"deg"
name"Side Slope"
value"30"
units"deg"
name"Armament"
properties
name"Caliber, Type, Name"
value"127mm, 180mm, and 300mm Astros"
name"Loader Type"
value"Manual"
name"Number of Tubes"
value"127mm - 32 each, 180mm - 16 each, 300mm - 4 each"
name"Reload Time"
value"INA"
name"Traverse"
value"INA"
name"Traverse, Left"
value"INA"
name"Traverse, Right"
value"INA"
name"Elevation"
value"INA"
name"Launch Rate (full)"
value"INA"
name"Launch Rate (single)"
value"INA"
name"Launcher Drive"
value"Electric"
name"Ammunition"
sections
name"127mm Frag-HE, SS-30"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"9,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"30,000"
units"m"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"INA"
name"Length, Rocket"
value"3.9"
units"m"
name"Other warheads for this rocket"
value"None"
name"180mm, Frag-HE, SS-40"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"15,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"35,000"
units"m"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"INA"
name"Length, Rocket"
value"4.2"
units"m"
name"Other warheads for this rocket"
value"DPICM, HE-I, AT/AP Mines, Runway Denial"
name"300mm Frag-HE, SS-60"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"20,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"60,000"
units"m"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"INA"
name"Length, Rocket"
value"5.6"
units"m"
name"Other warheads for this rocket"
value"DPICM, HE-I, AT/AP Mines, Runway Denial"
name"300mm Frag-HE, SS-80"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"22,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"90,000"
units"m"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"INA"
name"Rocket Length"
value"5.6"
units"m"
name"Other warheads for this rocket"
value"DPICM, HE-I, AT/AP Mines, Runway Denial"
name"180 mm SS-AV-40 (under development)"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"15,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"40,000"
units"m"
name"Number of Rockets per Launcher"
value"40"
name"450 mm SS-150"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"29,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"150,000"
units"m"
name"Number of Rockets per Launcher"
value"4"
name"FOG MPM: Anti-tank, anti-fortification and anti-helicopter missile"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"5,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"60,000"
units"m"
name"Number of Rockets per Launcher"
value"INA"
name"AV-TM 300"
properties
name"Range, Minimum"
value"30,000"
units"m"
name"Range, Maximum"
value"300,000"
units"m"
name"Number of Rockets per Launcher"
value"2"
name"Communications"
sections
name"Radio"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Fire Control Computer"
value"Field Guard or FILA"
name"Collimator"
value"None"
name"Position Location System"
value"No"
name"Protection"
properties
name"NBC Protection"
value"Likely"
name"Self-entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"6 smoke grenade launchers"
name"Cab"
value"Protected against small arms and artillery splinters"
type"WEG"
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