"Mini-Grad on Wheels". Ukrainian Artillerymen Show Custom-made MLRS

"Mini-Grad on Wheels". Ukrainian Artillerymen Show Custom-made MLRS

Let's take a closer look at the rocket launcher whipped up by Ukrainian artillerymen to fire on russians with their own rockets

Previously, we have covered an unusual rocket launcher used by the Ukrainian Armed Forces. It was basically a system for launching S-8 rockets taken from a russian Ka-52 helicopter, modified.

Reporters from the "Come Back Alive" foundation talked to the troops operating this "improvised MLRS. According to the one featured in the video, Ukrainian engineers came up with a custom-made launcher and fixed it on an L200 pickup.

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"We put this one to the test – it turns out to work just fine. So to say, a mini-Grad on wheels, a mobile one," says the artilleryman, referring to the BM-21 "Grad" multiple launch rocket system.

"All we need right now is as much ammunition as possible, and we’ll bring death to the enemies," he added.

The optics are carried separately and mounted during the unfolding, at the same time, the system is fixed by lifting the back wheels off the ground / Screenshot credit: Land Forces of Ukraine, Come Back Alive
This improvised rocket launching system fires S-8 unguided rockets in a manner of an MLRS /
This improvised rocket launching system fires S-8 unguided rockets in a manner of an MLRS / Screenshot credit: Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

As Defense Express previously reported, Ukrainian servicemen have already shown multiple times their creativity in finding ways to use the relatively immobile weapons in unexpected ways. For instance, they mounted "Stugna-P" anti-tank guided missiles on quad bikes or similar RK-3 "Corsar" missiles on top of buggies.

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