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TOS-1A Solntsepyok



Overview


TOS-1A Solntsepyok

BM-1 launch vehicle of TOS-1A artillery rocket system in the field.
Source: Vitaly V. Kuzmin - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Origin
Russia
Type
Multiple rocket launcher
Entered service
2003
Status
In service
Development
Late 1980's - late 1990's
Developer
Russia - 1990's - 2001
Production
1999 - present
Producer
Russia - Omsktransmash (launch vehicle)
Russia - Splav (artillery rockets)
Unit cost
10.8 million Rubles for TZM-T in 2009
Designations
Solntsepyok
Russian for "scorching sun / sunburn"
Obyekt 634B (GABTU index for BM-1)
Obyekt 563 (GABTU index for TZM-T)
TOS-1M

Details


Components of the TOS-1A system

BM-1

Launch vehicle of the TOS-1A system. This is an improved version of the earlier TOS-1 launch vehicle. It can be recognized by the 24 round launcher which is a bit longer than the older 30 round launcher.

TZM-T

Transloader based on T-72 tank chassis. This features a crane and two storage containers for a total of 24 missiles and a crane used for reloading the launch vehicles. The normal ratio is for one TZM-T to support up to four launch vehicles.

TOS-1 artillery rockets


MO.1.01.04

Two inert MO.1.01.04 training rounds on TZM-T transloader ammunition racks.

Source: Vitaly V. Kuzmin - © GNU Attribution Share Alike license

Variants of the MO.1.01.04 artillery rocket

MO.1.01.04: Artillery rocket with thermobaric warhead. This model is the shorter rocket that is also used by the original TOS-1 system. The effective range is rather short at 2.7 km. The TOS-1A is backwards compatible with these older rockets.

MO.1.01.04M: Newer and improved version of MO.1.01.04 artillery rocket. Developed specifically for use in the TOS-1A. This rocket is longer since it carries more fuel for the rocket motor. This results in a longer effective range of 6 km.

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