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The army of Vietnam continues to use the legendary Katyusha

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The Vietnamese People’s Army continues to use the Katyusha BM-13 rocket guard mortar. The image of the legendary technology, the production of which began a few hours before the start of World War II, recently appeared on the Vietnamese news site baodatviet.vn.


Machines captured during seasonal maintenance are of interest not quite common for the Katyusha chassis - the standard package of guides is installed on the three-axle ZIL-131 truck.

The army of Vietnam continues to use the legendary Katyusha


This modification has the designation BM-13HMM, it was put into service in the 1966 year. Compared to the "Katyushas" mounted on the chassis ZIS-151 and ZIL-157, the installation on the "thirty-first" has a more powerful engine, with the result that the maximum speed reaches 80 km / h.

The number of guides and target destruction range of the upgraded installation remained the same as that of the early 40-1 samples. This, of course, did not suit the command of the Soviet army. As a result, the obsolete technology in 70-e was almost completely supplanted by the more advanced BM-21 multiple launch rocket system Grad.

In the future, the BM-13HMM was used as sighting installations in the training regiments of multiple-launch rocket systems, as launch vehicle targets in units of military air defense. They were actively exported to the states that were allies of the USSR. They can still be seen in several countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.

According to military experts, the modernized Katyushi were actively used by Vietnam during the fighting against the Khmer Rouge, during the operation in Kampuchea, as well as in the short-term Chinese-Vietnamese conflict in February 1979.

Despite the long-term operation, the Vietnamese People’s Army, which is known for its careful attitude to the existing material part, is apparently not going to abandon the data of the veteran rocket launchers, reports RG-Sila
Photos used:
http://baodatviet.vn/
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  1. Raindragon
    Raindragon 27 December 2017 14: 13
    14
    Maybe they are outdated, but when IT flies into you, and you are not in the bunker, the year of production does not matter. Plus, the technique worked out and studied to the smallest detail.
    1. sogdy
      sogdy 27 December 2017 14: 17
      +3
      Maybe I'm wrong, but the BM-13 was called the "Andryusha". And in Vietnam too.
      1. Shura Perm
        Shura Perm 27 December 2017 14: 24
        +3
        Mosinki, to 98 and whether the endfiles of the sample of the first world are found in battles, so there is nothing surprising
        1. Incvizitor
          Incvizitor 27 December 2017 21: 23
          0
          We are still selling weapons from the storage of 1943.
      2. avt
        avt 27 December 2017 14: 41
        +7
        Quote: sogdy
        Maybe I'm wrong, but the BM-13 was called the "Andryusha". And in Vietnam too.

        BM-31, and so - yes, the numbers are the same. bully There is also a BM-31-12. But this is difficult, it is necessary for the search engine to work at least on the site.
        1. sabakina
          sabakina 27 December 2017 16: 45
          +2
          As far as I know, "Andryushi" called the installation, which fired from the ground.
          1. Glory1974
            Glory1974 27 December 2017 20: 01
            0
            "Andryushi" called the installation, which fired from the ground.

            And I read that the Germans called their six-barreled mortar.
            1. Incvizitor
              Incvizitor 27 December 2017 21: 20
              +1
              BM-31-12 - modification of the guards rocket launchers of the Katyusha type. Notable for the use of honeycomb guides. For firing, M-31 shells were used, which were more powerful than the M-13 shell used in the BM-13. By analogy with “Katyusha” he received the nickname “Andryusha”.

      3. mvbmvbmvb
        mvbmvbmvb 27 December 2017 23: 07
        0
        Shame! Anryusha - German react mortar!
  2. Simon
    Simon 27 December 2017 14: 15
    +6
    In, Technique! - still used in the world, along with modern rocket launchers! Probably you can enter in the Guinness book. good
    1. Raindragon
      Raindragon 27 December 2017 22: 10
      +1
      The Guinness book was occupied by the Americans and the blue nation ... Soon it will be a shame to write there (
  3. Firework
    Firework 27 December 2017 14: 16
    +7
    in competent hands, this is a serious weapon
  4. Altona
    Altona 27 December 2017 14: 30
    +2
    In the pioneer camp in 1978 or 79, I don’t remember, I came across a book about the battery of Captain Flerov. And about the war, and about the famous "Katyusha". The last name Flerov was remembered.
    1. Reserve officer
      Reserve officer 27 December 2017 15: 12
      +4
      Eugene, if interested, then go to the website www.kers.msk.ru., in the "History" section. This is the Center for them. Keldysh, former RNII, where the famous Katyusha was developed. I worked there when it was still called NIITP, I saw this legendary weapon every day - on a pedestal on the territory of the institute. The site, however, is emasculated. Much of the “History” section is devoted not to the most glorious history of the institute, but to work in 2000's. When, frankly, there were no special achievements.
      But, I think, you can find something interesting for yourself on the site there.
  5. Altona
    Altona 27 December 2017 14: 33
    +4
    Quote: Simon
    In, Technique! - still used in the world, along with modern rocket launchers! Probably you can enter in the Guinness book.

    ----------------------
    The T-34 tank, the Sherman tank still live as combat units, by the way. Even piston airplanes, I don’t remember what kind of truth are also used offhand, this is in South Africa mainly where mountains, selva, pampas and poor, but proud militianos sometimes fight on one side or the other.
  6. Cruel beaver
    Cruel beaver 27 December 2017 15: 30
    +6
    Vietnamese people are generally lean, there is something to learn ....
  7. den3080
    den3080 27 December 2017 15: 55
    +6
    In 1979, during the Vietnam-China War, Vietnam used T-34-85 tanks to its full potential.
    And quite successfully.
    1. APASUS
      APASUS 27 December 2017 19: 17
      0
      Quote: den3080
      In 1979, during the Vietnam-China War, Vietnam used T-34-85 tanks to its full potential.
      And quite successfully.

      There is evidence that the Vietnamese army still uses T-34 tanks and are armed with about 45 pieces
  8. Glory1974
    Glory1974 27 December 2017 19: 57
    +1
    Despite many years of operation, the Vietnamese People’s Army, which is known for its careful attitude to the existing material part, seems to be not going to abandon these veteran rocket launchers,

    Why refuse? Guides, the same rails, nothing to break. Zil-131 is generally an unkillable technique.
    Missiles can be upgraded.
  9. Incvizitor
    Incvizitor 27 December 2017 21: 17
    0
    I always liked the BM-31-12 with its 300 mm shells good
    For those years (1944), the beast is simple and now would be poorer for the countries is very relevant.
  10. klm-57
    klm-57 28 December 2017 09: 20
    0
    The transportation base is modern, as for the obsolete, but quite combat-ready and efficient multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS), there are still a lot of them in warehouses that need to be spent. Delivering to Russia's allies is the best way to do this. And the arsenals are updated and "denyushka" to the budget.