Russian MLRS system 122mm BM-21 "GRAD" (Hail)


#1

Remembering an old discussion we had on the system and it’s ammunition I have found the document below (pretty complete description). The one or the other may be interested.

karstjager.livejournal.com/45473.html


#2

Totaly remember that thread EOD. I think it started because you & CSAEOD identified a picture one of my inert fuzes as a Katusha fuze. It had a zig zagging timer. You also sent me a super sweat diagram of the fuze detailing all its components.

Thanks for the link, off to check it out.


#3

Aren’t true “Katyusha” rockets 132mm? The media calls everything between 107mm to 240mm a Katyusha. Drives me nuts.


#4

The photo I have shows a 122 MM rocket being called a Katyusha. I am guessing thier may be a few kinds?


#5

Well, on the media I have my very own opinion…
The original ones were 82mm and 132mm, the launcher vehicles were actually the BM-8 and BM-13. As nicknames tend to be they usually get applied by non-professional-people to allmost everything that is somehow similar.