Missile launcher in Libya


#1

What is this thing, from which aircraft?
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#2

These have standardized lugs so they fit all eastern aircraft types (and those adapted to take other standards).


#3

It’s a UB32 that fires the 57mm S-5 rockets. Originally common on things like the Mig-21, Su-20 (shown below) or the Mi-24 and it was originally silver in color. When it is mounted on a plane I think there is supposed to be some sort of cowling to cover up the back where the rear of the rockets are exposed, but rebels have ditched these in favor of faster reloading. The rebels have been firing all sorts of rockets wildly at loyalist positions using these things mounted on trucks. Not very accurate when used in ground-to-ground mode.