Type 63-1 MRL

Notes: This Chinese vehicle is a lighter version of the 130mm MRL, mounted on a medium truck chassis. The back of the vehicle is taken up with the MRL and associated equipment. All 19 rockets may be fired within 2 phases. The cab is extended for the crew, which is large as the elevation for the MRL is manual. This vehicle is used by China, North Korea, and Vietnam.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$28,531

D, A

400 kg

6.89 tons

7

4

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

167/100

25/15

180

49

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

19-round 130mm Rocket Launcher

38x130mm Rockets

Type 70 MRL

Notes: This is the same rocket launcher as mounted on the Type 63-1 MRL, this time mounted on the chassis of a YW-531 APC on an electrically-powered turret. The passenger area of the YW-531 is taken up with the turret for the MRL, fire control equipment, communications gear, an extra rocket pack, and the crew.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$98,534

D, A

500 kg

14 tons

6

8

Headlights

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

146/102

30/20/3

450

95

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF3 HS2 HR2

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

19-round 130mm Multiple Rocket Launcher, DShK (C)

38x130mm Rockets, 600x12.7mm

Type 81 107mm MRL

Notes: This is a light multiple rocket launcher on a modified light truck. The cab is enlarged for the crew. About half of the cargo area is taken up with the MRL, but there is an area available for crew equipment, spare tire, tools, and perhaps an extra rocket pack.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$15,085

G, A

400 kg

3.71 tons

4

3

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

298/179

40/25

105

49

Stnd

W(2)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

12-round 107mm Rocket Launcher

24x107mm Rockets

Type 81 122mm MRL

Notes: This is a Chinese 122mm MRL carried on a CQ-261 chassis. The MRL fills almost the entire cargo area, except for a small space behind the cab for a spare tire, a seat for part of the crew, and crew equipment. This system was replaced in production by the Type 90 MRL, but remains in service with many Chinese units.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$55,435

D, A

500 kg

16.6 tons

5

8

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

120/72

20/10

400

73

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

40-round 122mm Rocket Launcher

40x122mm Rockets

Type 82 MRL

Notes: The Type 82 is a Chinese-built, 30-tube, 130mm multiple rocket launcher mounted on a modified EQ-2102 truck for mobility. Up to all 30 rockets may be discharged in 15 seconds (three combat rounds).

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$44,109

D, A

500 kg

7.5 tons

6

6

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Type

Config

Susp

Armor

228/137

35/20

400

73

Self-Propelled MRL

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

30-round 130mm Rocket Launcher

30x130mm rockets

Type 83 122mm MRL

Notes: This system is primarily used for firing FASCAM rockets, but is also used for conventional shelling. It is a smaller 122mm multiple rocket launcher using a 24-round rocket pack on a CA-30 truck chassis modified to use a larger cab for the crew of the MRL. The MRL takes up the entire cargo area except for a small space for the spare tire and vehicle tools.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$33,438

G, A

300 kg

8.7 tons

6

5

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

111/67

20/10

150

34

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

24-round 122mm Rocket Launcher

24x122mm Rockets

Type 83 273mm MRL

Notes: This is a multiple rocket launcher based on a Type 60-1 tracked prime mover. The load area in this variant is completely taken up with the rocket launch box and associated equipment, leaving only the cab for the crew. The DShK commander's machinegun is retained. When the MRL is fired, two stabilizers are lowered at the rear of the vehicle. This system is used only by China.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$89,077

D, A

500 kg

17.54 tons

6

11

Headlights

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

109/76

25/15

375

105

Stnd

T2

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

4-round 273mm Rocket Launcher, DShK (C)

4x273mm rockets, 500x12.7mm

Type 85 MRL

Notes: This is the same multiple rocket launcher as the Type 82 MRL, this time mounted on a Type 85 APC chassis. In this role, the Type 85 does not carry passengers, instead carrying additional communications and fire control equipment, allowing the MRL to operate without an FDC. The turret is removed and replaced with one mounting the MRL.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$247,513

D, A

500 kg

14.5 tons

5

12

Active/Passive IR

Enclosed

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

147/103

30/20/3

400

94

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF4 HS2 HR2

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

30-round 130mm Rocket Launcher, DShK (C)

60x130mm Rockets, 1000x12.7mm

Type 89 MRL

Notes: This is a large-capacity multiple rocket launcher on the same chassis as the Type 83 gun/howitzer. The turret is removed and replaced with the MRL and associated equipment and an extra rocket pack and a crane to reload the MRL. The driver sits up front on the left, and the rest of the crew is in the rear under the rocket launcher. Unlike most heavy MRLs, the Type 89 has full armor protection for the crew; however, the rocket packs themselves are unarmored. This vehicle has automatic laying and reloading systems that allow the MRL to fire accurately without the assistance of an FDC is the target location is known. This vehicle is in service only with China.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$301,542

D, A

500 kg

32 tons

5

17

Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

133/93

30/20

885

192

Stnd

T4

HF16 HS6 HR6

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

40-round 122mm Rocket Launcher

80x122mm Rockets

Type 90 MRL

Notes: This is the same 122mm multiple rocket launcher as mounted on the Type 89 MRL, this time mounted on a heavy truck chassis. The Type 90 was designed to produce a cheaper MRL than the Type 89, and to equip light divisions. The vehicle has automatic laying and reloading systems that allow the MRL to fire accurately without the assistance of an FDC if the target location is known. This vehicle is in service only with China.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$90,082

D, A

500 kg

20 tons

5

11

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

109/65

20/10

270

73

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

40-round 122mm Rocket Launcher

80x122mm Rockets

Type 90 Tracked MRL

Notes: This is a 122mm multiple rocket launcher on a stretched version of the Type 90 armored personnel carrier. The normal turret is replaced with a turntable mounting a 30-round MRL. A complete set of reloads is carried on the hull. This is the same launcher and fire control equipment mounted to the Type 89 MRL, but in a lighter chassis.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$121,465

D, A

500 kg

20 tons

5

11

Passive IR, Image Intensification

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

116/82

25/15/3

520

118

Trtd

T4

TF2 TS2 TR2 HF4 HS2 HR2

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

40-Round 122mm Rocket Launcher, W-85 (C)

80x122mm Rockets, 1050x12.7B

Type 762 MRL

Notes: This Chinese multiple rocket launcher was designed to clear minefields by blast, but can also be used to destroy large troop concentrations and structures. It consists of a pair of short-ranged 425mm rockets with fuel-air explosive warheads to create overpressure for predetonating minefields, on a tracked, armored chassis. There is a machinegun mount by the commander's hatch and one firing port on each side of the crew compartment.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$121,215

D, A

400 kg

27 tons

4

11

Passive IR

Shielded

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

150/105

30/25

885

192

Stnd

T4

HF16 HS6 HR6

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

Twin 425mm Rocket Launchers, PKT (C)

2x425mm Rockets, 500x7.62mm

WM-80

Notes: This is a Chinese multiple rocket launcher system mounted on an 8x8 heavy truck chassis. It is used only by China. The MRL and its associated equipment take up most of the cargo bay, though there is a small space behind the cab for crew equipment, and some room in the cab. This is the standard heavy rocket launcher of Chinese forces. It is also used by Turkey.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$88,017

D, A

600 kg

34 tons

6

11

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

125/75

20/10

770

91

Stnd

W(4)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

8-Round 273mm Rocket Launcher

8x273mm Rockets

WS-1B

Notes: This is a Chinese large-caliber multiple rocket launcher on a Steyr 24M-34 truck chassis. The MRL and association erection equipment completely fills the cargo area, except for a small area behind the cab.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This vehicle was just beginning to be produced before the Twilight War and was in short supply.

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$79,658

D, A

500 kg

17.2 tons

4

7

Headlights

Open

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

182/109

30/15

400

126

Stnd

W(3)

HF1 HS1 HR1

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

None

None

4-Round 320mm Rocket Launcher

4x320mm Rockets