BM-24

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BM-24M
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BM-24M on a ZIL-157 chassis. Technical Museum of Togliatti.
Type Multiple rocket launcher
Place of originUSSR
Production history
Produced1947–58
Specifications
Mass8,680 kg (19,140 lb)
Length6.7 m (22 ft 0 in)
Width2.3 m (7 ft 7 in)
Height2.9 m (9 ft 6 in)
Crew6 [1]

Caliber Diameter: 240 mm (9.4 in)
  • Long rocket: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
  • Weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
  • Short rocket: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
  • Weight: 112 kg (247 lb)
Barrels12 in two rows
Elevation +65°/0°
Traverse 140°
Muzzle velocity 465 m/s (1,530 ft/s)
Maximum firing rangeLong rocket: 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Short rocket: 6.6 km (4.1 mi) [1]

EngineZIL-157 109HP
6-cylinder petrol
SuspensionWheeled ZIL-157
6×6 chassis
Operational
range
430 km (270 mi)
Maximum speed 65 km/h (40 mph) [1]

BM-24T
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BM-24T on a AT-S tractor chassis.
Type Multiple rocket launcher
Place of originUSSR
Specifications
Mass15,240 kg (33,600 lb)
Length5.8 m (19 ft 0 in)
Width2.5 m (8 ft 2 in)
Height3.1 m (10 ft 2 in)
Crew6 [2]

Caliber Diameter: 240 mm (9.4 in)
  • Long rocket: 1.3 m (4 ft 3 in)
  • Weight: 109 kg (240 lb)
  • Short rocket: 1.2 m (3 ft 11 in)
  • Weight: 112 kg (247 lb)
Barrels12 in two rows
Elevation +45°/0°
Traverse 210°
Muzzle velocity 465 m/s (1,530 ft/s)
Maximum firing rangeLong rocket: 10.2 km (6.3 mi)
Short rocket: 6.6 km (4.1 mi) [1]

EngineV-54-T 250HP
12-cylinder diesel
SuspensionTracked
Operational
range
380 km (240 mi)
Maximum speed 35 km/h (22 mph) [1]

The BM-24 is a multiple rocket launcher designed in the Soviet Union. It is capable of launching 240mm rockets from 12 launch tubes. Versions of the BM-24 have been mounted on the ZIL-151 6×6 Truck chassis and the AT-S tracked artillery tractor, forming the BM-24T from the latter. Production began out of Automotive Factory no. 2 in 1947 Moscow. [3] Israel operated one battalion, consisting of vehicles captured from Egypt in the Six-Day War. The battalion took part in the Yom Kippur War and the 1982 Lebanon War. [4]

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Variants

Operators

Current operators

Former operators

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Map of BM-24 operators in blue with former operators in red

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