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SR5 122mm / 300 mm rocket

The SR5 system can launch both 122mm and 300 mm rocket missiles. In addition, it can reload ammunition automatically through a telescopic boom. A model of Chinese-built SR5 Multiple-Launch Rocket System was displayed at the 2012 European Army Weapons Exhibition held in Paris, France. The SR5 MLRS can be used to launch both guided and unguided rockets and tactical missiles, and is capable of destroying ground enemy targets within a distance of 70 km. However, it is usually for use by artillery groups for follow-up suppression and fire support.

As a short-medium range neutralization weapon, the SR5 multiple launcher rocket system (MLRS) is a universal launching platform adopting such technologies as canister launching, automatic loading and common-frame rocket launching. Featuring intensive and accurate firepower, high level of automation, rapid reaction and excellent maneuverability, the weapon can relize common-frame launching of 122 mm and 220 mm guided/unguided rockets to achieve a highly efficient combination of surface suppression and precision strikes.

The SR5 MLRS is used to launch guided/unguided rockets and tactical missiles. Capable of destroying ground enemy targets within a distance of 70 km, it is usually used by artillery groups for follow-up suppression and fire support. It can not only suppress esposed surface targets or group targets, but can also accurately destroy important or strategic point targets within the battle zone.

The Chinese-built SR5 Multiple-Launch Rocket System attracted everyone's eyes at the 2012 European Army Weapons Exhibition held in Paris, France. The system can be distinguished by the fact that it can, at the prototype stage, effectively realize common-frame launching of 122mm and 300 mm rocket missiles. In addition, it can reload ammunition automatically through a telescopic boom. It can not only suppress exposed surface targets or group targets, but can also accurately destroy important or strategic point targets within the battle zone. A Korean naval commentary website proclaimed that China's new SR5 Multiple-Launch Rocket System will become the new star in the weapons market.

China's military defense equipment manufactures drew international attention at the 11th International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and the 2nd International Maritime Defense Exhibition (IMDEX) held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in February 2013. The exhibitions were some of the world's largest and most important defense fairs and are the only such events in the Middle East. The SR5 and AR3 types multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS) have great mobility and long range, and are capable of performing in multiple field assignments. The SR5 MLRS alone have integrated 122mm-calibre and 300mm-calibre rocket launchers. The SR5 is similar to its US rivals in weight, but can deliver twice the firepower.

The rocket gives an intuitive feeling that is very similar to the US-made latest HIMARS rocket system. However, compared with the US-made rocket, China's SR-5 model rocket only has to conduct its own rocket module loaded scalable hanger, while equipped with 5-6 large caliber rocket launchers (American HIMARS rocket system is used in the U.S. 273mm rocket launchers, taking into account this caliber rockets only in the 1980s with the WM-80 Type 83 self-propelled rocket launcher on a small amount of use, therefore, SR-5 type of rocket or China currently uses a lot of equipment of 300mm caliber launch tube) in the case, the juxtaposition of traditional integrated 20 122mm caliber rocket launchers. In view of this, SR-5 type of rocket become the world's first in a single system, the effective integration of large, medium-caliber rocket launcher rockets, its current level with advanced technology, even if the short term is difficult to hold a candle to the United States and Russia. From the practical point of view, SR-5 type of rocket ammunition with a high degree of system integration will enable the Chinese Army to get an unprecedented flexibility.

Box-type directional design has many advantages. The first is conducive to mechanized loading. The traditional directional control even with mechanized loading, the majority also individually packed, must be aligned with each rocket launch tube, mounted proposal speed is very restricted. The former Yugoslav developed M-87 type rockets, although only 12 directional control, but its also time-consuming loading arm more than 10 minutes to complete loading. Directional control box would not have this problem, the geometry of its rules to facilitate positioning, but also easy to use various types of sensors to speed up positioning speed. In addition, storage launch boxes are generally equipped with shock absorber and internal partitions and other devices, and moisture-proof insulation, internal rocket pop factory after no further repair and maintenance, convenient forces.

China rocket development has its own characteristics, namely in obtaining large-caliber long-range rocket technology, is still to develop small and medium-caliber short-range rockets. The reason for this phenomenon is the longer period of time in the past, Chinese short-range ballistic missile technology has been immature. Therefore, rocket artillery in the Army combat preparedness and fire suppression plays an important role. After the Cold War, the Army more and more attention around the world use rockets perform all within 400 km strike missions. With years of accumulated technology, Chinese rocket gained unexpected success. SR-5 model rocket rocket development thinking can be seen as a microcosm of China.

Crew 3 Calibre 220 mm / 122 mm Number of tubes 6+6 / 20+20 Combat weight 25 t Maximum road speed 85 km/h Cruising range 600 km Maximum firing range (220 mm / 122 mm) 70 km / 50 km Firing accuracy (220 mm/122 mm) CEP < 3 m / CEP < 25 m Navigation accuracy = 0.2% D (distance) North finding accuracy =1.0 mil Laying accuracy = 1.5 mil Elevation 0 to 60 Traverse +/- 70 Automatic loading time = 5 min Emplacement / displacement time 5 min / 1 min



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