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RBU-1200 Uragan


China: Type 75


Overview


RBU-1200

RBU-1200 anti-submarine rocket launcher on the bow of the Finnish patrol craft Kurki.
Source: MKFI - © Public domain

Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Naval ASW system
Entered service
1955
Status
Obsolete
Development
1950 - 1953 (design project)
1953 (Soviet state trials)
Developer
Soviet Union - NII-1
Production
1955 - ?
Producer
Soviet Union
China
Number produced
Several hundred (estimate)
Designations
RBU / Reaktivno-Bombovaja Ustanovka
Russian for "reactive charge installation"
Smerch
Russian for "waterspout"
Uragan
Russian for "hurrican"
Type 75 (Chinese production)
Notable users
Soviet Union
China
Finland

Details


Facts RBU-1200
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Naval ASW rocket launcher
Ordnance
Type
212mm RSL-12 rocket anti-submarine depth charge
Launch tubes
5 tubes
Range
0.4 km minimum
1.2 km maximum
Mount
Feed mechanism
None, manually loaded on deck
Ammunition
RGB-12
Traverse
None, fixed forward firing
Elevation
0 to +51°
Elevation rate
20°/s
Stabilization
Yes, elevation only
Operation
Crew
Unmanned launcher
Several crew members for manual loading
Fire control
Uragan fire control system
Manual plotting for shore bombardment role
Dimensions
Weight
620 kg empty
Length
1.38 m
Width
1.12 m
Height
1.1 m
Deck penetration
None

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Ammunition types


Facts RGB-12
General
Origin
Soviet Union
Type
Rocket powered depth charge
Dimensions
Diameter
252 mm
Length
1.24 m
Weight
73 kg
Warhead
Filling
30 kg explosive
Fuse model
K-3 or K-3M contact fuse
KDV contact and programmed depth level
Application
Projection method
RBU-1200 launcher
Range
0.4 km minimum
1.2 km maximum
Flight speed
400 m/s
Depth
30 m minimum
330 m maximum
Sink rate
6.25 m/s