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WM-80 Chinese 273mm Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL)

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"WEG"
"Artillery"
"Rocket Artillery Systems"
"Medium Rocket Systems (Up to 100 km)"
"China, People's Republic of"
"PRO_Armenia"
"PRO_China"
"PRO_Jordan"
"Land"
"Tier2"
notes"The WM-80 multiple launch rocket system was developed by China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO) based on the indigenous Type 83 273mm 4-tube artillery rocket system. The WM-80 did not enter PLA service, possibly due to the introduction of the more capable A-100 artillery rocket system. NORINCO has been promoting the weapon system to the export market and made one sale to Armenia in 1999. The WM-80 rocket system is composed of multiple rocket launchers, ammunition transporter/loader, fire command and control vehicles, and maintenance vehicles. The fire command and control is composed of a brigade/regiment command vehicle, battalion command vehicle, surveillance/spotting radar, and meteorological radar. A total of six launcher vehicles and six resupply vehicles would be attached to each battery. The standard combat unit is considered to be the battalion with the customer choosing his own Table Of Equipment (TOE) if they so wish. Fire-control and command duties throughout the brigade are accomplished by the use of an automatic distribution network. This consists of main computers located at the brigade, battalion, and battery HQ command levels with various terminals and radio/wire communications links to automatically distribute the data as directed."
dateOfIntroduction1995
countryOfOrigin"China, People's Republic of"
proliferation"Armenia, China, Jordan"
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name"MRL TYPE 83 WM80 WHL 273MM"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"WM-80"
name"Type"
value"Multiple Rocket Launcher (MRL)"
name"Caliber"
value"273"
units"mm"
name"Quantity, Tubes "
value"8 (2 rows of 4 tubes)"
name"Chassis"
value"Taian TAS5380 8X8"
name"Crew "
value"5"
units"ea"
name"Displacement Time "
value"3 to 5"
units"min"
name"Emplacement Time "
value"3 to 5"
units"min"
name"Reload Time "
value"5 to 8 min"
name"Launch Rate, Full Salvo Time "
value"8 rounds in 5 seconds"
name"Launch Rate, Single Rocket Interval"
value"0.5 seconds per rocket"
name"Launcher Drive"
value"Electric"
name"Loader Type"
value"Manual"
name"Elevation "
value"-20/+60"
units"deg"
name"Traverse "
value"40"
units"deg"
name"Traverse, Right "
value"20"
units"deg"
name"Traverse, Left"
value"20"
units"deg"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Height"
value"3.3"
units"m"
name"Length, Chassis Overall"
value"9.55"
units"m"
name"Width"
value"3.06"
units"m"
name"Weight, Combat"
value"34 tons"
name"Automotive"
properties
name"Engine Name"
value"INA"
name"Engine Type"
value"Diesel"
name"Engine Power"
value"525 hp"
name"Range"
value"400"
units"km"
name"Speed, Maximum Cross-Country"
value"INA"
name"Speed, Maximum Off-Road"
value"INA"
name"Speed, Maximum On-Road"
value"70"
units"km/h"
name"Traversable Slope"
value"35"
units"degrees"
name"Communications"
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name"Radio"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Note"
value"Wire-link or radio communications systems can be used to communicate firing data"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Rocket Caliber"
value"273"
units"mm"
name"Rocket Length"
value"4,582"
units"mm"
name"Rocket Weight"
value"505"
units"kg"
name"Warhead Weight"
value"150"
units"kg"
name"Circular Error Probable (CEP)"
value"2% of range"
name"Maximim Range"
value"80"
units"km"
name"Max Ord Alititude"
value"31,000 m (at max range of 80km)"
name"Minimum Range"
value"34"
units"km"
name"Max Time of Flight"
value"165 sec (at max range of 80km)"
name"Rocket Stabilization"
value"The rocket is stabilized by tail fins and high-speed spin generated by a spin motor"
name"High-Explosive (HE)"
value"The HE blast warhead contains 34kg of explosive that can be activated by a WJ-6A mechanical impact fuse or a MD-23A electronic proximity fuse"
name"Submunitions"
value"Contains 380 bomblets with a HEAT warhead"
name"Armor Penetration"
value"Up to 100"
units"mm"
name"Fire Control System"
properties
name"Collimator"
value"INA"
name"Computerized"
value"Yes"
name"Note"
value"There is also a standard optical sighting system on the left side of the launcher as an emergency back up. If required the rockets can also be launched by remote control away from the launcher."
name"Protection"
properties
name"NBC Protection"
value"No"
name"Self-Entrenching Blade"
value"No"
name"Smoke Equipment"
value"No"
type"WEG"
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