Pampero MRL

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SLAM Pampero
Type Rocket artilleryMultiple rocket launcher
Place of origin  Argentina
Service history
In service since 1980s
Used by Argentine Army
Production history
Designer CITEFA
Manufacturer DGFM
Specifications
Caliber 105 mm
Rate of fire 16 rockets in 7.5 secs
Maximum firing range 10.200 m
Feed system manual

The SLAM (Sistema de LAanzadores Múltiples – Multiple Launcher System) Pampero is an Argentinian multiple rocket launcher (a type of rocket artillery) from Cold War and modern eras. It is usually mounted on the chassis of an all-terrain Unimog 4x4 vehicle to provide mobility, in a similar way to the soviet Katyushas.

Development[edit]

The SLAM Pampero MRL was developed by CITEFA in the early 1980s, and was subsequently manufactured during the 1980s by the DGFM “Fabrica Militar Fray Luis Beltran” in Rosario, Argentina.

Service history[edit]

The self-propelled variant is currently in service with the Argentine Army artillery branch. It is now being replaced with the new CP30 MRL, which is able to use either the 105mm rockets from the Pampero or the new 127mm rockets, also called CP30.

Variants[edit]

  • Surface-Surface: self-propelled 16-tube MRL, mounted on top of a Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416 chassis.
  • Air-Surface: 4 or 6-tube pod.

Rocket Specifications[edit]

  • Caliber: 105 millimetres (4.1 in)
  • Length: 1,530 millimetres (5.02 ft)
  • Motor: Solid-fuel rocket
  • Weight: 30 kilograms (66 lb)
  • Maximum range: 10,200 metres (6.3 mi)
  • Dispersion: 68% of projectiles within an area of 300 m by 200 m
  • Warhead:
    • Types: Rocket Types: HE, HE-I (HE-Incendiary), Inert (for training).
    • Weight: 10.5 kilograms (23 lb)

(NOTE: some specifications differ slightly from source to source)

Launcher specifications[edit]

  • Entered service: 1980s (Argentine Army)
  • First used in action: ?
  • Chassis: Mercedes-Benz Unimog 416 4x4 truck
  • Crew: ?
  • Weight loaded: 6110 kg
  • Length: ? m (? Ft ?? in)
  • Width: ? m
  • Height (stowed): ? m
  • Height (max elevation): ? m
  • Max road speed: ? km/h
  • Cruise range: ? km
  • Engine: ?
  • Transmission: ?
  • Number of tubes: 16
  • Launch Rate: 16 rockets in 7.5 seconds
  • Reload time: 10 minutes
  • Loader Type: Manual
  • Launcher Drive: Electric
  • Launcher Traverse: 90°
  • Launcher Elevation: 0 to +52°
  • Average unit cost: ?

Users[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • Foss, Christopher F. (July 2004). Jane's Armour & Artillery, 2004-2005 (25th ed.). Jane's Information Group. ISBN 0-7106-2616-9. 
  • Information from the websites detailed in the "External Links" section.

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