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Teruel

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Multiple rocket launcher

  • ORIGIN
    Spain

  • NICKNAMES
    Teruel 2

  • DESIGNED
    Early 1980's

  • DESIGNER
    Santa Barbara

  • PRODUCTION
    1985 - ?

  • PRODUCERS
    Spain - Santa Barbara

  • QUANTITY
    A total of 26 launchers produced

  • UNIT COST
    Unknown

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    Longer range than standard BM-21
    Uncommon ammunition type

Introduction

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.

Layout

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.

Firepower

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.

Protection

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.

Mobility

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.

Users

The Teruel has been produced only in small numbers. Of the 26 production models 8 were exported to Gabon.

Variants

Teruel

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.

TypeMultiple rocket launcher
Crew5
Length9 m
Width2.5 m
Height3 m
Ground clearance0.34 m
WeightAbout 15 t combat load
Ground pressure?
WheelbaseWheeled chassis, 6x6, ? + 1.48 m wheelbase, 1.96 m track, 13.00 x20 tires
Turn radius?
EnginePegaso M9220/10 6-cylinder turbo diesel, 200 hp at 2.000 rpm
Power ratio13.3 hp/t
TransmissionManual, 6 forward, 1 reverse
Speed80 km/h
Fuel350 L
Range550 km
Wall?
Trench?
Gradient51% gradient, 30% slope
Fording1.1 m
ArmorNo
NBC equipmentNo
Night visionNo
SmokeNo
Remarks-
Armament140mm Teruel rocket launcher (40x)
7.62mm MG3 machine gun
Weapon1140mm Teruel 40 round rocket launcher
40 rounds, all ready to fire
0 to +55° elevation
120° left and 120° right traverse
non-stabilized
Weapon27.62mm MG3 machine gun on cabin roof
manual traverse and elevation
non-stabilized
Weapon3-
Weapon4-
Weapon5-
Weapon6-

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