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German Mars II missile systems already in Ukraine – Reznikov – Ukrainian news, Politics

German multiple launch rocket systems Mars II arrived in Ukraine. Wrote about it in Twitter defense minister Alexey Reznikov.

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“The third brother in the family of long-range fighters – MLRS MARS II from Germany – has arrived in Ukraine. I am grateful to Germany and personally to my colleague, Minister of Defense Christine Lambrecht for these systems. Our gunners salute German partners,” Reznikov wrote.

REFERENCE. Mars II / MLRS-E is a licensed copy of the American tracked M270 MLRS based on the M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicle, “modified” at the Krauss-Maffei-Wegmann factories with the Airbus EFCS fire control system. Cannot “work” with M26 and M30 cluster munitions. Launcher – 12 fiberglass guides for missiles in two disposable boxes of six missiles. All 12 missiles can be fired in 60 seconds.

Destruction range – from 38 km to 300 km (ballistic MGM-140). Crew – three people. Weight – 26.6 tons, length – 6.97 m, width – 2.94 m, height – 2.59 m, ground clearance – 45 cm, power – 500 hp, speed on the highway – up to 64 km / h , over rough terrain – up to 48 km / h, cruising range 480 km.

Andrey Vodyany

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