TOS-1 Buratino - 'Super Katyusha'/Russian MLRS

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New to me...

http://en.rian.ru/video/20100910/160545687.html



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this is, in fact, TOS-1 Buratino's (Pinocchio) little brother - TOS-1A Kaunas with 24 launchers
TOS-1 has 30

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ane4jB35Hs&feature=player_embedded
 

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Thanks for that, the article does state that the early version has only 24 tubes as opposed to 30 in the later version,
but not that it has a separate name an designation...


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vice versa. earlier Buratino has 30, while later - Kaunas - has 24
 

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Thanks again for the clarification, any ideas on why the number of launchers was reduced?
Excessive weight/stress?, overkill?


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The original turret is most likely heavier.

Height restrictions (maybe 30 shot version wasn't able to pass certain tunnels on railway ...)
and
difficulties with loading procedure
are imaginable reasons.​
 

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Why is tos1 deployed with NBC units? And not with some more offensive/more maneuver oriented units?
 

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Why is tos1 deployed with NBC units? And not with some more offensive/more maneuver oriented units?
TOS-1 is short ranged and have warheads not optimized against armor, making it unsuitable for standard field battle between maneuver units. It is almost completely optimized for large scale anti-structure fires, whose need can be predicted well before hand as it only comes up during attacks into specific terrain, and can be attached to formations as needed.

It is capabilities whose need is either universal or can not be predicted beforehand, that needs to be organic to formations.
 

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