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Rocket Packing A Punch

It’s lean, mean and intellectually sound. Using cutting edge technology and global positioning system guidance, the M142 High Mobility Artillery Rocket System can deal an effective blow to the opposition. Though a bit different from cannon artillery, the HIMARS is known to pack a wallop.

The HIMARS consists of a six-rocket pod, mounted on top of a 6×6 tactical truck. The trucks have the advantage of being C-130 transportable, giving Marines the ability to fly in some heavy firepower in a hurry.

Although each standard rocket tips the scales at nearly seven hundred pounds, the crew of three Marines can launch, reload and be ready to strike again with another six-pack of munitions in a matter of minutes.  Fortunately cranes, attached to the launcher and the resupply vehicle, do most of the heavy lifting.

With a fully enclosed armored cab, the vehicle protects the crew of three who get to work, operating the Launcher-Loader Module as well as the fire control system that computes the fire mission data and provides video, keyboard control, and GPS information.

A fast, armored truck, loaded with rockets AND Marines is a force to be reckoned with.

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  • Tcrider1958

     igot to get back in yawl got way better stuff than we had in the nam

  • Tcrider1958

     igot to get back in yawl got way better stuff than we had in the nam

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    20 mile snipers

  • Fasteddy999

    20 mile snipers

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