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227mm MFOM


MLRS Family Of Munition


Overview


227mm MFOM launch

A 227mm M26 missile being launched by M270 launch vehicle. Note the fully loaded MFOM pack in the other launch bay.
Source: US Army (unknown photographer) - © public domain

Origin
United States
Type
Artillery rocket
Entered service
1980
Status
In service
Development
1977
Developer
United States - Vought Corporation
Production
1980 - present
Producer
United States
Number produced
Over 700.000 rockets
Designations
MFOM / MLRS Family Of Munition
Notable users
United States
Germany
France
Israel

Details


List of MFOM variants

M26
Original standard multi-purpose rocket with 644 M77 Dual-Purpose Improved Conventional Munitions (DPICM) sub-munitions.
M26A1
Improved multi-purpose rocket with M85 submunitions and longer range.
M26A2
M26A1 using the older M77 submunitions.
M30
Guided MLRS (GMLRS) with GPS guidance, further increased range and 404 M85 submunitions.
M31
Guided MLRS with unitary HE explosive warhead to reduce collateral damage.
AT2
European development with 28 scatterable anti-tank mines.
M27
Fully inert training pod.
M28
Practice rocket based on M26. Carries smoke markers instead of submunitions.
M28A1
Reduced range practice rocket with 9 km range.

MLRS missiles

ATACMS missile on the left and a MFOM container on the right.
Source: US Army (unknown photographer) - © public domain

Facts M26 M26A1 M30 M31 AT2
General
Origin
United States
Type
Artillery rocket
Dimensions
Diameter
227 mm body
Length
3.937 m
Weight
306 kg
Warhead
Type
Cluster
Weight
156 kg
Payload
644 M77 submunitions
Performance
Propulsion
Solid propellant rocket motor
Guidance
Unguided, ballistic flight
Range
31.6 km

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