You say they have HIMARS? That's cute.

You say they have HIMARS? That's cute.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This thing is based off the Grad right? Do they still have to load it one rocket at a time?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's UAE, so I'd say it's broadly American.
      I don't think reloading is a problem, it takes like 5 minutes to get all the rockets out, then it drives back to base for reloading. What would the ammo truck even look like? May as well just buy another MLRS truck.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Can be rearmed by a support vehicle in about 30 minutes. The support vehicle has two cranes each reloading two pods of the system.
        Pic. rel. is the supply vehicle (but with a different payload variant)

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I don't even understand the point to MLRS reloading trucks, at least not for wheeled systems.
          The launcher truck is a truck with rockets on it.
          The reloader truck is a truck with rockets it can't fire on it.
          Turn the reloader trucks into launcher trucks and I don't see the downside.

          Even when you're talking about continuous operation within a 100km radius of the railhead/port/factory. It's a tiny reduction in availability from the launcher trucks doing their own reload runs, in exchange for significantly more tubes pointed downrange when fully loaded.

          And I look at the Jobaria and if it's doing it's own reloading runs you're squeezing a lot more missiles down a road than any other way.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Costs of trucks with one driver vs the whole MLRS team
            It's a manpower thing

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              The reloading trucks aren't a one man team. You need at least three for 24 hour operation with one sleeping, one driver, and one guard at all times.
              And the launcher trucks only need a 3 man crew as well, it's just type the coordinates in and press the button so it's still just that driver/guard/spare combo.

              Ideally I think a 6 man crew might be better with an enlarged twincab, a roofmount, V-shaped hull, etc to deal with insurgents and commandos. But launcher or reloader, same crew requirements.

              That thing has such awful mobility, might as well just slap a bunch of grads on a train car.

              How'd you come to that conclusion?

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Not everyone is smart enough to be trusted to actually be allowed to lob rockets at shit.

            Most retards can drive a truck and perform simple to moderately complex labor, even with heavy machinery.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah I'm not really sure "Can't be trusted to put the right numbers into the FCS" but "Can be trusted to handle live rockets" aren't mutually exclusive.

              It's basically a truck driver gig either way. It's not like they're doing their own recon or picking their own targets like SParty.
              Drive here
              Type these numbers in
              Press this button
              Drive back.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's UAE, so I'd say it's broadly American.
      I don't think reloading is a problem, it takes like 5 minutes to get all the rockets out, then it drives back to base for reloading. What would the ammo truck even look like? May as well just buy another MLRS truck.

      It was designed by South African expats

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        RIP Gerard Bull.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Man is my fucking spirit animal.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Imagine dropping a grenade on it with an aliexpress drone, whole explosion would probably kill the drone as well.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Americans finally figure out they need some cheaper, lighter, more mobile platforms for MRLS
    >retard nations start getting uppity becuase they have bigger, slower MLRS

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      UAE doesn't have huge manpower reserves. The firepower of x4 conventional MLRS with the crew of x1 makes sense in that context.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        how do you reload it

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          that's for the two poor conscripts that have to crew it to find out

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          patiently

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What does a huge vehicle like this achieve that you can't do safer and with less weight with multiple smaller vehicles?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      An erection you fucking nerd.

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You miss the point of HI(gh)M(obility). That would be bombed to shit as soon as the rockets left the tubes.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Worth it.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You realize that's going to have an on-road speed of 100kph just like every other truck in the world right? It's 0-60 might be a bit lower fully loaded, but the top speed will be the same.

      A ten tonne truck is not a dirt bike.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You can always tell South African design. I wonder if they even realise how much they had an aesthetic?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >I wonder if they even realise how much they had an aesthetic?
      phrasing.

      what's the carbon footprint of a single volley?

      I believe the technical term is "fuck the polar bears."

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what's the carbon footprint of a single volley?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      250m radius approximately

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Meanwhile Ukraine is getting FV-103's with brimstones jerry rigged on the back.
    Fun times.

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    That thing has such awful mobility, might as well just slap a bunch of grads on a train car.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      has around the same mobility as any fully-loaded tractor-trailer with a delicate load

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why not stack the rockets vertically in a regular shaped trailer and be more space efficient?

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Well it looks like it's more stable when firing than Russian crap so maybe it's more useful, ie, one of those rockets is bound to hit?

    Honestly though if you're not doing guided rockets at a minimum you're wasting budget and manpower IMO. But, who knows? If you put Western MICs on the project of making dumb rocket MLRS as accurate as possible maybe they'd be surprisingly effective.

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