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Valkiri-22 Mk 1 127 mm Multiple Rocket Launcher

South African 127mm multiple rocket launcher mounted on a Unimog light truck

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Specifications
aa.VehicleValkiri-22 127mm MRL
ab.Weight3600 kg; 6000 kg (GVW)
ac.Length4650 mm
ad.Width2000 mm
ae.HeightAt cab: 2360 mm; At highest point 2680 mm
af.Crew2
ag.Armour 
ah.Primary Armament24-tube 127 mm rocket launcher
ai.Secondary Armament 
aj.EngineOM352 5.7L (5675 cc) 6-cylinder Diesel engine capable of 81 kW (110 hp) at 2800 rpm and a torque of 314 Nm at 1600 rpm
ak.Power/Weight 
al.SuspensionWheeled 4x4
am.Transmission6 speed synchromesh transmission with 2 speed reverse. Internal transfer case providing rear wheel drive or 4x4. 4x4 shift on the fly
an.BrakesDual circuit, hydraulic brakes system with either drums (pre 75) or disk brakes. Compressed air assist with automatic rear brake pressure distribution
ao.Tyres10.5R20 tires on 9x20 rims 12.5R20 tires on 11x20 rims 14.5R20 tires on 11x20 rims
ap.Track1630 mm
aq.Wheelbase2900 mm
ar.Driveline 
as.Operating Range500 km
at.Speed-Offroad30 kph
au.Speed-Road85-90 kph
av.Fuel Capacity120 litres
aw.Fuel Consumption20-33 litres/100km
ax.Fuel TypeDiesel
ay.Clearance440 mm
azGradientApproach: 45 degrees; Departure: 70 degrees
ba.Side Slope 
bb.Vertical Step 
bc.Trench 
bd.Fording850 mm
aa.Weapon127mm Valkiri-22 Multiple Rocket Launcher
abDescription24-tube 127 mm rocket launcher
ac.TypeMultiple Rocket Launcher
ad.Calibre127 mm (5 in)
ae.Overall LengthChassis: 5.35 m (17.55 ft)
af.Overall Width2.3 m (7.6 in)
ag.OverallHeight2.7 m ( 8.9 ft)
ah.Crew2 + 2 men in the 5-tonne ammunition vehicle
ai.Country of OriginSouth Africa
aj.Ammunition60 kg fragmentation rocket with 8 500 steel balls cast into a cylinder surrounding the explosive charge, effective over 1 500 m²; fitted either with a proximity or a contact fuse; 48 rounds are carried in the Samil-50 ammunition truck
ak.Effective Range (HE)22 500 m (13.98 miles) - later up to 36 km (22.37 miles); Minimum range (HE): 7 400 m (8 093 yards)
al.Muzzle Velocity (HE) 
ba.Feed Mechanism 
bbTraverse70° - 50° left and 20° right of central line
bc.Elevation888 mils (49.95°)
bd.Rate of Fire24 Rockets in 23 sec or 0,9 sec per rocket ; Reload time: Less than 10 minutes for a full salvo
be.Sights 
bf.Muzzle Energy 
bg.Barrel Length 
bh.Weight of Barrel 
bi.Rifling 
bj.Operation 
bk.Recoil 
bl.Firing Support Base 
bm.Breech 
bn.Type of Breech Block 
boWeight of Breech Mechanism 
bp.Trails 
bq.Suspension System 
br.Type of Firing Mechanism 
bs.Carriage 
bt.MobilityMounted on a (4 x 4) Mercedes Unimog truck; Road speed - 90 km/h (56 mph); Operational Range: 400 km (250 mi); In action and out of action times are 5 and 1 minutes respectively.
bu.WheelsTire Size: 12.5 x 20 in. 55; Tire Pressure - Front 250 Kpa, - Rear : 300 Kpa
bv.Ground Clearance445 mm (17.5 in)
bw.Axles 
bx.Brakes 
by.Wheel Span1.615 m (64.6 in)
bz.LubricantsSAE 30 HD 9, SAE 90 EPG, Aeroshell Fluid 4, om 15 and SAE 10.
ca.Propellant 
cb.Detonation MechanismProximity and Direct Action
cc.WarheadRocket Length: 2.68 m (8 ft 10 in); Rocket Weight: 60 kg (132.3 lb) rocket with a pre-fragmented anti-personnel warhead
cdBoost Time 
ce.Flight Altitude 
cf.Guidance System 
cg.Steering System 
ch.Accuracy200 m in range at maximum range and 290 m in azimuth
ci.LaunchPlatformMounted on a (4 x 4) Mercedes Unimog truck
cj.Designer 
ckDesigned 
cl.ManufacturerSOMCHEM
cm.Produced 
cn.Variants 
co.In Service1981
cp.Proliferation 
None
 
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