KRL 122 Gadab

     The Gadeb is the Pakistani version of the Grad.  The Gadeb is suspiciously similar to the North Korean BM-11, down to the fire control elements, the similar launchers (though the Gadebís launcher has two rocket packs each with three rows of five instead of two rows of 15), and the original chassis for the Gadeb was an Isuzu SKW 440M with a more powerful engine.  This probably means that the Pakistanis aided the North Koreans in the design of their BM-11, or, less likely, that the North Koreans aided the Pakistanis in the design of the Gadeb, or the two MRLs were a cooperative effort. (Such cooperation would be in violation of the heavy sanctions placed on North Korea, by the way.) 

     The launcher can fire all types of 122mm rockets except for the very newest, in addition to the locally designed and produced Yarmuk 122mm rocket.  (The Yarmuk is actually 122.4mm in diameter, to accommodate a somewhat larger warhead and propellant section.) In addition, the Gadeb can also use the Norinco SR5 Inertial Guidance/GPS-guided 122mm missile, and has a mapping module and fire controls to do this  The KRL 122 is best off using an FDC; without one, the KRL 122 can take somewhat inaccurate shots (scatter distances triple).

     The Pakistanis have a large number of old US M35 trucks that are rapidly coming obsolete; the Pakistanis fully overhauled and upgraded all systems of some of their M35s and replaced the engines with a more powerful 254-horsepower turbocharged diesel engine, a fully automatic transmission, and power brakes and steering. In addition, the cab is extended and has room for all three crewmembers, and their gear.  (The cab extension is not a large extension.) However, reloaders are not necessarily necessary, as a reload vehicle was also designed based on the M35 which has a crane and can remove the expended rocket pack and place a new one on the launcher base, and when used, no one in the MRL or reload vehicle need leave their vehicles.  The MRL also has a crane, allowing it to reload a rocket pack from the ground or from a non-purpose-built reload vehicle. The vehicle also has an air conditioner. 

Price

Fuel Type

Load

Veh Wt

Crew

Mnt

Night Vision

Radiological

$194,683

D, A

372 kg

11.11 tons

3

13

Headlights

Enclosed

 

Tr Mov

Com Mov

Fuel Cap

Fuel Cons

Config

Susp

Armor

176/88

49/25

189

94

Trtd

W(3)

TF1  TS1  TR1  HF1  HS1  HR1

 

Fire Control

Stabilization

Armament

Ammunition

+3

None

30-Round 122mm Grad Rocket Launcher

30x122mm Grad Rockets