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36-Grad 1 spotted in Syria

Under Damascus, in combat formations of the Syrian army, the 9P138 combat vehicle of the 9K55 multiple rocket launcher “Grad-1” was reported for the first time, reports Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

36-Grad 1 spotted in Syria

“The heiress of the famous" Katyusha "is mounted on all-terrain vehicles ZIL-131 with wheel formula 6 × 6. It is a lightweight version of the Grad 9K51. Instead of 40 guides, 36 is installed on it. The weight of the unit in the combat position reaches 11,5 t instead of 13,7 t, ”the material says.

The maximum range of the installation compared to the standard BM-21 decreased slightly: from 20,4 km to 15 km.

The maximum speed of 9P138 is 80 km / h, the power reserve is 850 km. Calculation - 3 person.

According to the author, in Syria previously used BM-21 on the chassis of the Ural-375 with gasoline engines. These installations were received by the SAR from the USSR. By the beginning of the war, according to various sources, there were about 300 such systems in the Syrian troops. At the end of the 2015 of the year, on the front were observed MLRS 9K51 based on the URAL-4320-31 with a diesel engine.

In addition, 2B26 combat vehicles on the KamAZ-5350 "Mustang" are involved in the battles against terrorists.

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  1. Vard
    Vard 13 March 2018 11: 29
    If possible, then God himself ordered everything that can be tested in real conditions ...
    1. cariperpaint
      cariperpaint 13 March 2018 11: 49
      what? ))) a rarity based on 131 ZIL?)))
      1. Hermann
        Hermann 13 March 2018 11: 55
        By the way, grad-1 is not a very popular system, except for the USSR it was armed only in Iraq, and not many were produced.
  2. Firework
    Firework 13 March 2018 11: 30
    The simplest, most effective and most convenient rocket weapon for camouflage. You can disguise yourself as an ordinary truck and secretly transfer significant strike forces, with a tornado or a hurricane it will be more difficult to move unnoticed
  3. Romka47
    Romka47 13 March 2018 11: 34
    Cool stuff! only you won’t be defeated by hail alone, there is no victory where the foot of our infantryman has not gone before.
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 13 March 2018 13: 39
      Our foot soldiers have nothing to do there!
  4. bazzbazz
    bazzbazz 13 March 2018 11: 37
    I always believed that Grads, Tornadoes, Hurricanes .... so to speak barbaric weapons and suitable only for the classical war wall to wall. And not for Donbas and Syria !! There are too many peaceful victims.
    1. Mih1974
      Mih1974 13 March 2018 19: 42
      This is from you ignorance, many times there was a video where Ukrainians who fell under "adverse weather conditions" and peace spoke of the exceptional accuracy of LDN attacks. Even from settlements populated ukrovermaht without touching peaceful good
      In addition, the best weapon of co-battery combat is a quick start, it covers just the entire location of the division along with the "service staff", unlike the barrel artillery, it does not warn about itself with the sound of a shot good "unexpected". lol
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 13 March 2018 11: 40
    36-Grad 1 spotted in Syria
    Many things have been noticed in Syria and will be noticed in the future.
    1. Black Colonel
      Black Colonel 13 March 2018 13: 40
      The fights do not always take place in settlements
    2. Mih1974
      Mih1974 13 March 2018 19: 43
      Only the Strategic Missile Forces addictively smoke on the sidelines and only hope that they will be allowed to the "training ground". laughing
  6. taiga2018
    taiga2018 13 March 2018 11: 41
    It’s one thing to fight on foreign territory, but when you have to level your country with the land ...
  7. svp67
    svp67 13 March 2018 11: 45
    combat vehicle 9P138 regimental multiple launch rocket system 9K55 Grad-1
    In Primorye, we had such people ... I wonder if it was from there from storage bases ...
    1. cariperpaint
      cariperpaint 13 March 2018 11: 51
      probably not. but what is visible from storage immediately. like new)))
    2. NKT
      NKT 13 March 2018 11: 53
      And what was the point of making a “lite” version? To get into somewhere?
      1. cariperpaint
        cariperpaint 13 March 2018 11: 58
        it was made for the marines as far as I remember ... I think that is the reason.
        1. svp67
          svp67 13 March 2018 12: 04
          Quote: cariperpaint
          it was made for the marines as far as I remember ... I think that is the reason.

          five points.
      2. svp67
        svp67 13 March 2018 12: 07
        Quote: NKT
        And what was the point of making a “lite” version? To get into somewhere?

        The friendly family of Gradov has even more lite ...
        1. Hermann
          Hermann 13 March 2018 12: 22
          And a very light hail.
          1. Romka47
            Romka47 13 March 2018 16: 03
            If I am not mistaken for the needs of Vietnam? Even ours in Novoazovsk has one such one for sure)
          2. Mih1974
            Mih1974 13 March 2018 19: 47
            that's how it was. By the way, unlike hailstones, there were often "high-speed strikes" here. Sawing single tanks, roadblocks, etc.
        2. x.andvlad
          x.andvlad 13 March 2018 12: 27
          Yes, this version is called the BM-21V Grad-V. Specially designed for artillery units of the Airborne Forces. At one time, in the artillery regiments of the Airborne Divisions, there was a jet division on the BM-21V.
          In preparation for landing, the tarpaulin roof of the cabin is folding.
  8. Micfoster
    Micfoster 13 March 2018 11: 48
    And everything is simple! Either you will equalize them or you will be equalized. Civilian casualties need to be thought before the conflict begins. And then you need to think about how to win faster. Which also reduces the number of victims.
  9. Falcond
    Falcond 13 March 2018 14: 33
  10. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim 13 March 2018 16: 32
    Quote: bazzbazz
    classic war wall to wall

    This happens only in novels, or at the speeches of Western propagandists (J. Goebbels), where blond knights liberate the peoples of Europe from hordes of fleeting Cossacks.
    The realities of the last major war in Europe:
    During the operation, which lasted 11 weeks, NATO forces launched more than 2 thousand air strikes in Yugoslavia and consumed 420 thousand of ammunition. Some of the bombs used by the troops were filled with depleted uranium. About 2 thousand civilians and 1 thousand military became victims of the bombing, more than 5 thousand people were injured, 1 thousand were missing. About 200 industrial enterprises, oil storage facilities, energy facilities, infrastructure facilities were destroyed or seriously damaged, including including 82 rail and road bridges. Also destroyed about 90 historical and architectural monuments, more than 300 buildings of schools, universities, libraries, more than 20 hospitals. About 40 thousand residential buildings are completely destroyed or damaged.

    On April 12, the parliament of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia voted for the republic to join the union of Russia and Belarus. The Russian parliament at an emergency meeting fully supported the Serbian colleagues. But Russian President Boris Yeltsin blocked the process.
    The earth is glassy to him.
    And you say wall to wall ...
    1. Hiller
      Hiller 13 March 2018 19: 51
      And he and the same traitor Gorbachev
  11. Andrey Kandakov
    Andrey Kandakov 13 March 2018 21: 05
    what's the catch? selling all the junk to Syria for future oil?
    1. max702
      max702 14 March 2018 14: 14
      Quote: Andrey Kandakov
      what's the catch? selling all the junk to Syria for future oil?

      What's bad about it?
  12. Viltor
    Viltor 13 March 2018 22: 19
    Grad-1 began to enter the troops of the USSR Armed Forces in 1982. The first to rearm the artillery units in the Far East, and more precisely the jet divisions (batteries) in the Fortified Areas. The firing range of the system is 15,3 km. with its ammunition and 20,8 km. ammunition from the BM-21. Thus, it is difficult to name the new “Grad-1”.
    1. chenia
      chenia 14 March 2018 14: 35
      Quote: Viltor
      Grad-1 began to enter the troops of the USSR Armed Forces in 1982.

      Before! 30 guards MSP (separate, state border cover) in 1978 already had a Grad-1 battery (6 BM).

      And it is necessary in the division regiments (there are teams, but there is Grad-21 or Tornado) ..
  13. Valery Saitov
    Valery Saitov 21 March 2018 14: 15
    It’s necessary to drag all old weapons to Syria, at the same time the warehouses will be freed. There is no need to dispose of ammunition, but here is experience and benefit.