BM-24 240-mm Multiple Rocket Launcher
The Soviet Army was equipped with BM-24 after WWII. The BM-24 multiple launch rocket system fired the powerful M-24F 240mm rockets, each carrying 27,4 kg of the explosive. In addition to the M-24F, the system could also fire the M-24FUD, having the lighter 18,4 kg shell, but with a longer 10600m range. The MS-24 and MS-24D, loaded with P-35 poison-gas, were also available. The system had 12 launch tubes located on a rotary frame, disposed on a stub pole at the vehicle rear. The lining and turning mechanisms were hand driven. The cabin and fuel tanks were protected from rocket's exhaust by steel skin plates. Two jacks were set against the soil before shooting to discharge the back axles springs and to stabilize the platform. The 95 hp engine permitted the BM-24 to reach a speed 55km/h on the highway and to have a range of up to 600 km.
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