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Type 90A Chinese 122mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL)

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Rocket Artillery Systems"
"Light Rocket Systems (Up to 50 km)"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Oman"
"PRO_Peru"
"PRO_United Arab Emirates"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The Type 90A is an upgrade of the Type 90. The 40-round launcher is mounted on a Tienna XC2200 6×6 truck, has improved fire control, and a battery may be remotely controlled by a command vehicle. It is manufactured by Norinco"
dateOfIntroduction1995
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"China, Oman, Peru, United Arab Emirates"
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images
"Type_90A_MRL_(A).jpg"
sections
name"System"
properties
name"Alternative Designation"
value"Type 90A"
name"Type"
value"Multiple Launch Rocket System"
name"Caliber"
value"122mm"
name"Chassis"
value"Modified Mercedes-Benz 6 x 6 chassis, designated Tienna CX 2200"
name"Crew"
value"INA"
name"Displacement Time"
value"Less than 7 min"
name"Emplacement Time"
value"Less than 7 min"
name"Type 90A Battalion comprises"
value"A typical Type 90A battalion consists of a 6 x 6 battalion command vehicle, three 4 x 4 forward observation post vehicles and three missile batteries. Each battery consists of a command vehicle, six rocket launchers, six resupply vehicles and a maintenance vehicle."
name"Note"
value"The command post vehicle can control a number of Type 90A systems by remote control."
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length, Traveling"
value"9.84 m"
name"Width, Traveling"
value"2.50 m"
name"Height, Traveling"
value"3.25 m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"20,000 kg"
name"Ground Clearance"
value"0.41 m"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"Air-Cooled Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"300"
units"hp"
name"Cruising Range"
value"600"
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"Fording Depth"
value"0.90 m"
name"Turning Radius"
value"12.00 m"
name"Main Weapon System"
sections
name"Launcher"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"The electrically powered launcher has four rows of 10 tubes mounted above each other on a rotating cradle assembly."
name"Elevation"
value"0% to +55%"
name"Traverse"
value"+/-102 deg"
name"Azimuth Range"
value"-102% to +1-2%"
name"Stabilizers"
value"The truck is equipped with two hydraulically operated stabilizers at rear which are lowered in preparation for the rocket launch."
name"Modes"
value"The rocket launcher can be operated in manual, semi-automatic, or automatic modes. The electrical firing system fires the rockets in either single or in salvo with 0.5 seconds interval."
name"Operation"
value"The launcher can be operated inside the driver's cab or remotely outside the vehicle."
name"Rate of Fire"
value"40 rds in 18-20 sec"
name"Reloading Rack"
value"The reloading rack located in front of the launcher can load the launcher in under 3 minutes."
name"Cover"
value"The truck is equipped with a hydraulically operated foldable canvas cover, which covers the launcher and the reloading rack when the truck is in travelling mode."
name"Note"
value"The vehicle is fitted with slope and gradient sensors, launcher elevation and and azimuth sensors, as well as GPS and computerised fire control system to ensure higher firing accuracy."
name"Missile"
properties
name"Rocket Type"
value"The free rocket used by the WS-1 and WS-1B consists of the warhead and fuse, an FG-42/43 rocket motor and the tail section. The FG-42/43 rocket motor is a single chamber, solid rocket motor with an advanced hydroxy-terminated polybutadine (HTPB) composition rocket propellant. The rocket of the WS-2 system features four control surfaces in the middle section of the rocket for terminal guidance."
name"Warhead Type"
value"The rocket can be fitted with various types of warheads including anti-armor/personnel submunition, blasting, fuel air explosive (FAE), and high-explosive (HE). The ZDB-2 blasting warhead is loaded with steel balls and prefabricated fragments. The SZB-1 submunition warhead is designed to destroy large area targets such as armour formation and infantry troops. When the SZB-1 submunition warhead detonates, around 500 bullets are expelled under high pressure."
name"Maximum Range"
value"40 km"
name"Basic Load"
value"40 Rounds"
name"Fire Control"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Computerized FCS"
value"Yes, The launcher is controlled by computer through a man-machine interface. Another interface connects to a battalion central command system. Instructions can be input directly from the interface or manually through push-buttons."
name"Direct Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Indirect Fire"
value"Yes"
name"Position Location System"
value"Yes"
name"Automatic Operating and Laying System"
value"The automatic operating and laying system consists of five main subsystems: an HJ-1 mini-computer; launcher direction-finder (which requires less than 3 sec to display the launcher's magnetic azimuth angle); longitudinal and transversal slope sensors; launcher assembly elevation and traverse positi on sensors; and a special vehicle power supply interface unit."
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"Type 90"
notes"The Type 90 mounts a 40-round launcher on a Tiema SC2030 6X6 truck. The truck also carries a reload pack of 40 additional rockets; the launcher to be reloaded within 3 minutes."
name"Type 90B"
notes"This is the latest variant of the system. The Type 90B system features a reconnaissance vehicle, as well as mobility and reliability improvements. Emplacement and displacement time is seven minutes. A standard Type 90B battalion would consist of three WZ 551 6 x 6 reconnaissance vehicles; battalion command vehicle based on a Mercedes-Benz 4 x 4 chassis; meteorological radar on two Steyr 4 x 4 vehicles; two Steyr 4 x 4 maintenance vehicles, one for mechanical and one for electronic maintenance; and three missile batteries."
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