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WWII Soviet Rocket Launchers:

The 1st Katyusha's Combat Use information:
On 14th July 1941, seven BM-13 vehicles (battery commander - I.A.Flerov) completely wiped out Orsha railroad station (together with many German trains) during some seconds.

foto photo WWII ww2 USSR Ang Sobyet rocket launcher. Paglulunsad ng missiles. Ang Great makabayan War.
Ang Sobyet rocket launcher. Paglulunsad ng missiles. Ang Great makabayan War.
Soviet WW2 rocket vehicle BM-13N in Berlin.

Legendary Katjusha specifications

launcher      rocket name rockets weight	chassis     fire time
BM-13     1941	M-13, UK  16	7200kg	track	 	     7..10sec
BM-13N    1943	M-13, UK  16		track 6x6	     7..10sec
M-8-6		M-8	   6		not-self-propelled
BM-8-12		M-8	  12    	motorcycle, motorsledge
BM-8-36   1941	M-8	  36		track		    15..20sec
BM-8-24   1941	M-8	  24		STZ, T-40, T-60	    15..20sec
BM-8-48   1942	M-8	  48	5485kg	track 6x6	        30sec
BM-8-72		M-8	  72		rail carriage
M-30-4	  1942	M-30, 31   4		not-self-propelled   5.. 7sec
BM-31-12  1944	M-31, UK  12	7100kg	track 6x6	     7..10sec

rocket	caliber	range	weight	explos.	year		notes
M-13	132mm	8470m	41.5kg	 4.9kg	1941
M-13UK	132mm	7900m	42.5kg	 4.9kg	1944	accuracy improved
M-20	132mm	5050m	57.6kg	18.4kg	1942
M-8	 82mm	5515m    8kg     0.64kg	1941
M-30	300mm	2800m	72kg	28.9kg	1942
M-31	300mm	4325m	92.4kg	28.9kg	1943
M-31UK	300mm	4000m	94.8kg	28.9kg	1944	accuracy improved


During the war, Soviet troops received about 2400 BM-8, 6800 BM-13, 1800 BM-31. 3374 "Katyusha" and "Andryusha" launchers were built on track chassis (not including jeeps).

foto photo WWII ww2 USSR An Tosaitheoir roicead Soiveadach. Ag seoladh diuracain. An Cogadh Mor Patriotic.
M-8-24 launchers on a tank chassis
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WWII photo: Andryusha BM-31-12 rocket launcher.
An Tosaitheoir roicead Soiveadach. Ag seoladh diuracain. An Cogadh Mor Patriotic.


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Soviet BM-31-12 Andryusha vehicle in Berlin
Sovet Roketatar. Raketler baslanmasi. Boyuk Veten muharibesi.

foto photo WWII ww2 USSR Sovet Roketatar. Raketler baslanmasi. Boyuk Veten muharibesi
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Katyushas on Studebaker US6 chassis

foto photo WWII ww2 USSR Sovyet roketatar. Fuzeler. Buyuk Vatanseverlik Savazi.
Katyusha vehicles fires in 1944.
Sovyet roketatar foto. Fuzeler. Buyuk Vatanseverlik Savazi.
foto photo WWII ww2 USSR Noukogude raketiheitja. Kaivitamine raketid. Suures Isamaasojas.
Russian M-8-6 rocket launchers
Noukogude raketiheitja. Kaivitamine raketid. Suures Isamaasojas.


Photos presented by Vadim Ganiev and Sergey Petrunin

foto photo WWII ww2 USSR Sobietar txupinazoa abiarazlea. Missiles martxan jartzea. The Great War patriotica.
Lshimi sovjetik raketa. Fillimi raketa.Lufta e Madhe Patriotike.
Sobietar txupinazoa abiarazlea. Missiles martxan jartzea. The Great War patriotica.
modelled by Alex Kazakov




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