Multiple rocket launcher
1985 - ?
Spain - Santa Barbara
A total of 26 launchers produced
- UNIT COST
Longer range than standard BM-21
Uncommon ammunition type
The Teruel is a multiple rocket launcher of Spanish origin. It was developed in the early 1980's to provides the Spanish forces with an artillery system capable of quickly saturating an area.
The Teruel is based on a Pegaso 3055 6x6 truck. In the firing position jacks are lowered and window covers are installed. The trainable launcher holds two blocks of 20 rockets. An additional 80 rockets are carried on a transloader. Reloading takes 15 to 20 minutes.
The 140mm rockets are unique to the Teruel. The original rockets had an 18.2 km range. Later extended range rockets with 26 km range were introduced later. All 40 rounds can be launched in 30 seconds. A group of 18 Teruel can cover a 56 hectare area at 24 km.
The Teruel is an unarmored system that is vulnerable to any kind of direct and indirect fire. An NBC system and smoke grenade launchers are both lacking.
The Pegaso 3055 6x6 truck chassis provides the Teruel with reasonable off road capabilities. A 200 hp diesel engine provides propulsion, resulting in a maximum road speed of 80 km/h.
The Teruel has been produced only in small numbers. Of the 26 production models 8 were exported to Gabon.
The Teruel comes only in one version. It can be easily identified by its Pegaso 3055 truck chassis and two banks of 20 missile tubes which are partly exposed at the front.
|Type||Multiple rocket launcher|
|Ground clearance||0.34 m|
|Weight||About 15 t combat load|
|Wheelbase||Wheeled chassis, 6x6, ? + 1.48 m wheelbase, 1.96 m track, 13.00 x20 tires|
|Engine||Pegaso M9220/10 6-cylinder turbo diesel, 200 hp at 2.000 rpm|
|Power ratio||13.3 hp/t|
|Transmission||Manual, 6 forward, 1 reverse|
|Gradient||51% gradient, 30% slope|
|Armament||140mm Teruel rocket launcher (40x)|
7.62mm MG3 machine gun
|Weapon1||140mm Teruel 40 round rocket launcher|
40 rounds, all ready to fire
0 to +55° elevation
120° left and 120° right traverse
|Weapon2||7.62mm MG3 machine gun on cabin roof|
manual traverse and elevation