T-122 Sakarya

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T-122 Sakarya multiple rocket launcher
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T-122 Sakarya
TeepSelf-propelled multiple rocket launcher
Place o oreeginTurkey
Service history
In service1997–present
Uised biTurkis Airmy
WarsSirian Ceevil War
Production history
Produced1995 (prototeep)
Wecht22.2 tonnes
Lenth9.20 m (30 ft 2 in)
Weenth2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Hicht3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)

Calibre122.4 mm (4.8 in)
Maximum firin range40 km (25 mi)

M2 Browning
Suspension6x6 or 8×8 wheeled

The T-122 Sakarya is a Turkis multiple launch rocket seestem developed by ROKETSAN.

Overview[eedit | eedit soorce]

T-122 Rocket Pods on Display

As pairt of the modernization drive unnertaken by the Turkish Military in the 1980s and 90's several new rocket seestems were developed for the needs of the Turkis airmy. Prototeeps of the sestem were revealed in 1995 with the first vehicles unnertaking trials and evaluation in 1996. Production commenced in 1997.

The seestem conseests of twa pods of 122-mm launch tubes which are hydraulically traversit and elevatit. It is equipped with a state-of-the-airt fire control seestem which calculates firing data automatically for rackets with different warheids and is capable of storing up tae 20 target coordinates. The vehicle can fire rockets singly or in salvo, with a full forty rocket launch taking less than 80 seiconts and blanketing a target aurie of 500 m × 500 m. In addition the later versions of the T-122 features an integral hydraulic crane which allows reloading of rockets pods within five minutes.

The rockets for the seestem were developed and manufacturit by MKEK and Roketsan, though the T-122 can fire 122mm rockets frae the BM-21 and associatit seestems. Indigenous rockets are available with HE-FRAG or cluster warheads which can contain either anti-personnel or anti-tank submunitions. Maximum range of fire with extendit-range rockets is up tae 40 km.

Variants[eedit | eedit soorce]

First production models of the T-122 Sakarya launcher vehicle were based on the German MAN 26.281 heivy utility truck. An impruives variant of the system wis revealed in 2005 which is based on the MAN 26.372 truck which is awso uised as the launcher vehicle for the J-600T Yıldırım short-range ballistic missile. The improved seestem is fittit tae uise factory-sealed disposable rocket pods that are specifically designed tae be maintenance free, resistant tae handling and environmental condeetions and allow rapid reloading. The updatit seestem can awso be fittit with airmour and an NBC seestem.

Operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

Map with T-122 operators in blue

Current operators[eedit | eedit soorce]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Turkish firm exports $244m worth of weapons to Azerbaijan". www.news.az. 18 April 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2018.
  2. "T-300 Kasirga (Hurricane)". Asian Defence. 3 February 2009. Retrieved 22 January 2018.

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