Ukrainian MLRS Crew Sends It Night And Day

This video, provided by Ukraine's 118th Separate Mechanized Brigade, shows the crew of a Romanian APR-40 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) as they send salvos of 122-millimeter rockets, both in the night and during the day.


The APR-40 is Romania's version of the BM-21 "Grad", consisting of the same launching system mounted on a slightly different truck. The "Grad" rocket trucks are ubiquitous in former Soviet countries and Russia's allies and/or trade partners, and Russia and Ukraine both field several variations on the theme. 122-millimeter rockets are as much a hallmark of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict as drone strikes. While Ukraine probably isn't lacking BM-21 variants as opposed to other vehicles, there's also something to be said for the reduction in training/familiarization time if Romania sends systems the crews are already mostly familiar with.


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This video, provided by Ukraine's 118th Separate Mechanized Brigade, shows the crew of a Romanian APR-40 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) as they send salvos of 122-millimeter rockets, both in the night and during the day.


The APR-40 is Romania's version of the BM-21 "Grad", consisting of the same launching system mounted on a slightly different truck. The "Grad" rocket trucks are ubiquitous in former Soviet countries and Russia's allies and/or trade partners, and Russia and Ukraine both field several variations on the theme. 122-millimeter rockets are as much a hallmark of the Russo-Ukrainian conflict as drone strikes. While Ukraine probably isn't lacking BM-21 variants as opposed to other vehicles, there's also something to be said for the reduction in training/familiarization time if Romania sends systems the crews are already mostly familiar with.


About the Author

Author's Photo

Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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