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From Katyusha to Iskander-M: Top-10 Arms of Russian Missile Forces and Artillery

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    From Katyusha to Iskander-M: Top-10 Arms of Russian Missile Forces and Artillery

    On November 19, Russia celebrates the Missile Forces and Artillery Day. Take a look at the top-10 most famous missile and artillery weapons in the following photo gallery.

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    The Grad multiple launch rocket launcher was developed during the Soviet times. It's capable of destroying ground units, military equipment, command posts, artillery and mortar batteries and other targets.

    Photo: The Grad multiple launch rocket system during field firing in the Leningrad Region.

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    The Gvozdika (Сarnation) self-propelled howitzer is aimed to destroy infrantry firepower, different types of fortifications, as well as fight artillery and combat armored vehicles.

    Photo: The Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer during tactical exercises with live-fire training in the Primorye Territory.

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    The Smerch multiple rocket system is designed to destroy almost all groups of targets at a distance of 20-90 kilometers. Smerch is the most destructive weapon of ground troops, except for nuclear arms.

    Photo: The Smerch multiple rocket system during the demonstration of military hardware at the 9th International Exhibition of Arms, Military Equipment and Ammunition in Nizhny Tagil.

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    The Khrizantema-S (Golden daisy) anti-tank missile system is the most powerful of all existing anti-tank rocket systems in the world. It is aimed to destoy tanks, IFVs, fortifications, surface and low-speed air targets.

    Photo: The Khrizantema-S system takes part in Victory Day Parade rehearsal in Moscow.

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    The BM-27 Uragan (Hurricane) self-propelled multiple rocket launcher system was developed in 1970s and is still used by the Russian army. It's main goal is defeating troops and other enemy targets at a distance from 10 to 35 kilometers.

    Photo: The BM-27 Uragan system during drills of the artillery units of the 5th Army in the Primorye Territory.

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    The Soviet-made Katyusha multiple launch rocket system is the most effective weapon of its kind during the World War II.

    Photo: Katyusha multiple launch rocket system at the Baltic Fleet military airport in the Kaliningrad region.


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    The Giatsint 2S5 (Hyacinth) heavy caliber guns are aimed to destroy enemy's manpower and hardware.

    Photo: The Giatsint 2S5 self-propelled guns shoot during a joint drill of the 5th Combined-Arms army of the Eastern Military District supported by the army aviation, bombers, fighter jets and long-range aircraft with Airborne Force units' participation held in the Primorye Territory.

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    The Iskander-M missile system is designed not only to destroy different targets, but also to deliver tactical nuclear weapons.

    Photo: Cadets of the Ussuriysk Suvorov Military School look at the Iskander-M missile system during the opening ceremony of the 2016 Army military and technical forum in Vladivostok.

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    The 2S7 Pion (Peony) self-propelled artillery gun which was modernized in early 1980s is now one of the most powerful SP guns.

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    The 2S3 Akatsiya (Acacia) self-propelled artillery vehicle during a military exercise of missile and artillery unitsin the Primorye Territory.
     

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