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Ukrainian Workshop Set Up a Production of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems On Pickup Chassis

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Photo credits: Denys Romanovskyi
Photo credits: Denys Romanovskyi

Ukrainian volunteers have set up a workshop where regular pickups are conversed into multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) chassis

Volunteer Denys Romanovskyi gathered craftsmen to build these mobile rocket artillery units, mil.in.ua reports. He was financially supported by benefactors and his classmates.

"Just imagine that the repairmen, who have never even stood next to MLRS before, are now installing them on pickup trucks after consulting with the military," the volunteers say.

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Ukrainian Workshop Set Up a Production of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems On Pickup Chassis, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
Ukrainian self-made 122 mm mobile MLRS on a pickup chassis. Ukraine. January 2023 / Photo credit: Denys Romanovsky

First of all, such pickups got upgraded suspension.

Additional springs were installed on vehicles. Also, we replaced filters and oil.

"More pickup trucks are coming to us now, so there’s lots of work," the volunteer adds.

Ukrainian Workshop Set Up a Production of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems On Pickup Chassis, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
Ukrainian self-made 122 mm mobile MLRS on a pickup chassis. Ukraine. January 2023 / Photo credit: Denys Romanovsky

The vehicle received three guides for launching 122-mm rocket munitions from the BM-21 Grad MLRS.

The system on the pickup chassis received retractable stops for stabilization during the salvo.

Three 122-mm caliber guides were placed on a rotating platform in the aft part of the vehicle, behind the crew cabin.

Ukrainian Workshop Set Up a Production of Multiple Launch Rocket Systems On Pickup Chassis, Defense Express, war in Ukraine, Russian-Ukrainian war
Ukrainian self-made MLRS based on a Ford F150 Raptor for the S-8KO missiles. December 2022. Ukraine / Open source photo from social media videos
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