MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) Vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan

M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) vehicles at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan.

The 227mm American designed Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) is a self-propelled artillery rocket system with a range in excess of 30 km. MLRS is self-loaded with two rocket pods, each containing six rockets. Loading is power assisted and a single round ‘fire for effect’ of 12 rockets delivers 7,728 bomblets or 336 anti-tank mines. Operated from hides, usually as a battery of nine launchers, MLRS avoids counter attack by ‘shooting and scooting’ – moving fast and frequently between fire-missions.

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