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RM-70/85 (Vampire) Slovakian 122mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL)

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"Artillery"
"Rocket Artillery Systems"
"Light Rocket Systems (Up to 50 km)"
"Czechoslovakia (CSK)"
"PRO_Angola"
"PRO_Azerbaijan"
"PRO_CFE Treaty"
"PRO_Cambodia"
"PRO_Congo"
"PRO_Ecuador"
"PRO_Finland"
"PRO_Georgia"
"PRO_Greece"
"PRO_Indonesia"
"PRO_Libya"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Poland"
"PRO_Rwanda"
"PRO_Slovakia"
"PRO_Sri Lanka"
"PRO_Uganda"
"PRO_Zimbabwe"
"Land"
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notes"The RM-70/85 Vampire is a multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) developed to replace the old RM-51. The vehicle which has the NATO designation of M1972, was first seen in 1972 during a military parade in Czechoslovakia. The RM-70/85 is based on a Tatra 813 (8 × 8) truck chassis with an all-steel forward control cab, which usually has one or two circular observation hatches in the roof. The cab is pressurized and is provided with an effective ventilation system."
dateOfIntroduction1972
countryOfOrigin"Czechoslovakia (CSK)"
proliferation"Angola, Azerbaijan, CFE Treaty, Cambodia, Congo, Ecuador, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Indonesia, Libya, Nigeria, North Korea (Democratic People's Republic of Korea), Poland, Rwanda, Slovakia, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Zimbabwe"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"RM-70/85 Vampire, RM-70 (1972)"
name"Type"
value"122mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL)"
name"Crew"
value"4"
units"ea"
name"Mission"
value"Main role of this artillery rocket system is to engage area targets, such as concentrations of troops and armored vehicles, artillery batteries, and other targets."
name"Chassis"
value"Based on a Tatra T815-7 heavy high mobility truck chassis."
name"Displacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"It takes around 2 minutes to reload all 40 launch tubes. This integral reloading system significantly increases firepower of the vehicle, as the single RM-70 Vampir launcher vehicle can rapidly launch two salvos. The launch tubes can be also reloaded manually by the crew within around 7 minutes. Reloading usually takes remotely from the firing position, in order to avoid counter battery fire."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"9.97 m"
name"Width"
value"2.5 m"
name"Height"
value"INA"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"25.89 t"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"Tatra T3C"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"360"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"1,000"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Road"
value"85"
units"km/h"
name"Speed, Average Cross"
value"INA"
name"Speed Maximum Swim"
value"Not Amphibious"
name"Gradient"
value"60"
units"%"
name"Side Slope"
value"40"
units"%"
name"Vertical Step"
value"0.6"
units"m"
name"Trench"
value"2"
units"m"
name"Fording"
value"1.5"
units"m"
name"Main Weapon System"
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name"System"
properties
name"Name"
value"RM-70 Vampir"
name"Type"
value"Multiple launch rocket system"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
name"Number of Tubes"
value"40"
name"Firing Range"
value"20 km"
name"Full Salvo"
value"30 seconds"
name"Reloading Time"
value"2 minutes"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Type"
value"HE Rocket"
name"Caliber"
value"122"
units"mm"
name"Rocket Length"
value"2.87 m"
name"Rocket Weight"
value"66.35 kg"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"18.4 kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"40"
name"Types of Warheads"
value"Rockets with various warheads are available, including incendiary, smoke, illumination warheads. Also there are cluster warheads with anti-tank or anti-personnel submunitions, as well as specialized warheads"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"INA"
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Protection"
properties
name"Hull Armor"
value"INA"
name"Applique Armor"
value"No"
name"Explosive Reactive Armor"
value"No"
name"Active Protection System"
value"No"
name"NBC Protection"
value"INA"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"INA"
variants
name"RM-70/85"
notes"Unarmored version of the RM-70, based on the Tatra T815 VPR9 8x8.1R truck with 265 hp engine T3-930-51. Combat weight: 26.1 t. Sometimes called RM-70M."
name"RM-70/85M"
notes"Modernized vehicle with new fire control and navigation equipment, can use a new type of rocket with a range of 36 km. Slovakia has ordered 50 upgrade packages."
name"RM-70 Modular"
notes"In December 2000, the Slovak Ministry of Defense and Delta Defence started the RM-70 Modular German-Slovak modernization project. RM-70 Modular allows this artillery system to launch either twenty-eight 122mm rockets, or six 227mm rockets as used on the M270 MLRS. This way the system became fully NATO interoperable. The truck cabin is entirely armored. The Slovak Republic signed for 26 upgraded artillery systems with the first one delivered on May 20, 2005. RM-70 Modular is being offered as an upgrade for RM-70 owners."
name"Vz.92 "Križan" VMZ"
notes"Engineer vehicle, based on the Tatra T815 36.265 with a lightly armored cabin. The vehicle comes in different configurations, the standard being a 40-round rocket launcher (for "Kuš" and "Krizhna-R" rockets), a mechanical mine layer for anti-tank mines (PT Mi-U or PT Mi-Ba-III) and two dispensers for anti-personnel mines (PP Mi-S1)."
name"RM-70 Vampire"
notes"Upgraded version integrated on a Tatra T-815-7 truck chassis powered by a Tatra T3C V8 engine with 270 kW of output, coupled with a Tatra 10 TS 210 N gearbox, with semi-automatic Tatra Norgen drive system and an additional gearbox Tatra 2.30TRS. It has a range of around 1,000 km (620 mi) and a top speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) with an armored and NBC-protected crew cabin."
name"LRSV-122 M-96 "Tajfun""
notes"Modified version with 4 rows of 8 launch tubes on an unarmored Tatra T813 truck. Like the M-77 Oganj and the Chinese Type 90A, the launcher and reloading pack are covered by a collapsible awning for protection and camouflage when traveling. Combat weight: 23.5 t. Only a very small number was built."
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