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

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  1. brahmos_ii

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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.


    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.

    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.


    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.


    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.

    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.


    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.


    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.


    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.


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


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

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