BM-24

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BM-24M
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BM-24M on a ZIL-157 chassis. Technical Museum of Togliatti.
Type

Multiple rocket launcher

Further information
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Production history
Produced 1947-58
Specifications
Weight 8,680 kg (19,140 lb)
Length 6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
Width 2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Height 2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Crew 6[1]

Caliber

Diameter: 240 mm (9.4 in)

  • Long rocket: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
  • Weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
  • Short rocket: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
  • Weight: 112 kg (247 lb)
Barrels 12 in two rows
Elevation +65°/0°
Traverse 140°
Muzzle velocity 465 m/s (1,530 ft/s)
Maximum firing range Long rocket: 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Short rocket: 6.6 km (4.1 mi)[1]

Engine ZIL-157 109HP
6-cylinder petrol
Suspension Wheeled ZIL-157
6x6 chassis
Operational
range
430 km (270 mi)
Speed 65 km/h (40 mph)[1]
BM-24T
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BM-24T on a AT-S tractor chassis.
Type

Multiple rocket launcher

Further information
Place of origin  Soviet Union
Specifications
Weight 15,240 kg (33,600 lb)
Length 5.8 m (19 ft 0 in)
Width 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height 3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Crew 6[2]

Caliber

Diameter: 240 mm (9.4 in)

  • Long rocket: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
  • Weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
  • Short rocket: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
  • Weight: 112 kg (247 lb)
Barrels 12 in two rows
Elevation +45°/0°
Traverse 210°
Muzzle velocity 465 m/s (1,530 ft/s)
Maximum firing range Long rocket: 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Short rocket: 6.6 km (4.1 mi)[1]

Engine V-54-T 250HP
12-cylinder diesel
Suspension Tracked
Operational
range
380 km (240 mi)
Speed 35 km/h (22 mph)[1]

The BM-24 is a multiple rocket launcher designed in the Soviet Union. It is capable of launching 240mm rockets from 12 launch tubes. Versions of the BM-24 have been mounted on the ZIL-151 6x6 Truck chassis and the AT-S tracked artillery tractor, forming the BM-24T from the latter. Production began out of Automotive Factory no. 2 in 1947 Moscow.[3] Israel operated one battalion, consisting of vehicles captured from Egypt in the Six-Day War. The battalion took part in the Yom Kippur War and the 1982 Lebanon War.

Variants[edit]

  • BM-24 (8U31) - Basic model, mounted on a ZiS-151 chassis.
  • BM-24M (2B3) - Modified model, mounted on a ZIL-157 chassis.
  • BM-24T - Tracked model, mounted on a AT-S chassis.

Operators[edit]

Current Operators:[edit]

Former Operators:[edit]

Map of BM-24 operators in blue with former operators in red

See also[edit]

Photo Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Foss, Christopher (1977). Jane's pocket book of towed artillery. New York: Collier. p. 179. ISBN 0020806000. OCLC 911907988. 
  2. ^ Foss, Christopher (1977). Jane's pocket book of towed artillery. New York: Collier. p. 181. ISBN 0020806000. OCLC 911907988. 
  3. ^ "BM-24 (Katyusha) 6x6 Wheeled Multiple Launch Rocket System". Retrieved 2017-09-01. 

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