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140-mm BM-14-16 MRL

Country of Origin: Russia


The BM-14-16 multiple rocket system (and the similar BM-14-17) fire the same 140-mm rocket. The BM-14-16 has a 16-tube arrangement mounted on a ZIL-151 or ZIL-131 (6 x 6) truck.

Both were used to provide fire support for Soviet/Russian Motorized Rifle Divisions, with one battalion (18 launchers) per division. Few remain in service.

Soviet multiple rocket launchers in World War II were also called "Katyushas;" see the BM-13-16 record. For a post-World War II example, see the BM-21...

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