Mult. Launch Rocket System on ZiL-157 base
During the WWII years the multiple launch rocket system BM-13-16 “Katiusha” became the symbol of Soviet rocket artillery power. After the war launch system has installed on the new ZiL-157 chassis with high cross-country capabilities.The artillery part of the system has formed by 8 rail-type bilateral launch guides with16 rocket projectiles of M-13 (132mm) type. The multiple launch rocket system BM-14-16 has developed at the beginning of 50s. The artillery part of the system has formed by 16 launch tubes with 16 turbo-rocket projectiles of M-140 type. MLRS BM-24-12 was the most powerful rocket system in it’s class in the world during mid-50s-early 70s period. The artillery part of the system has formed by 12 framed-cell launch guides with 12 turbo-rocket projectiles of M-24 type.