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Teep 63 multiple rocket launcher

The Teep 63 multiple rocket launcher (Type 63 multiple rocket launcher) is a towed, 12-tube, 107mm rocket launcher produced by the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae in the early 1960s and later exported and manufactured globally. Although no longer serving with active infantry units, the Teep 63 is still in Fowk's Liberation Airmy service with specialized formations such as mountain infantry units and special forces detachments.[1] The Type 63 wis widely uised in the PLA until the late 1980s. It wis adoptit as the successor of the Teep 50-5 of 102mm.

Type 63 107mm rocket launcher
Teep 63 107mm rocket launcher
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Type 63 rocket launcher
Teep 63 rocket launcher
TeepMultiple rocket launcher
Place o oreeginFowkrepublic o Cheenae (People's Republic of China)
Service history
Uised biFowkrepublic o Cheenae (People's Republic of China), Soviet Bloc, non-aligned, others
Wars
Production history
Designed1961
ManufacturerState Factory 847
Produced1963 - ?
VariantsType 81 SP version on truck
Specifications
Wecht602 kg (1,327 lb)
Lenth2.90 m (9 ft 6 in)
Weenth1.65 m (5 ft 5 in)
Hicht0.91 m (3 ft)
Crew5

ShellHE, HE-I and HE-frag
Calibre106.7mm
CairiageSplit trail
Elevation-3° to +57°
Traverse32°
Muzzle velocity385 m/s (1,260 ft/s)
Maximum firin range8.05 km (5 mi)
Type 63 107mm multiple rocket launcher

Cheenae haes also developed a Type 63 multiple rocket launcher of 130mm. The RPU-14 is a Soviet 140mm MRL of similar design tae the Type 63.

Licence versionsEedit

The Type 63 and its rockets are license-built in several countries including:

  • Sudan - Taka.[2]
  • Iran - Fajr-1 of D.I.O. with Haseb-1 rocket.[3]
  • Sooth Africae - RO 107 of Mechem Developments.[4]
  • North Korea - Type 75.
  • Turkey - T-107 of MKEK with rockets TR-107 "Anadolu" and TRB-107.[5]
  • Egypt - RL812/TLC of the Helwan Machinery and Equipment Factory (Factory 999).[6][7]

VariantsEedit

Multiple rocket launchersEedit

  • The Cheenese Type 81 SPMRL 107mm is a self-propelled export version, based on the Nanjing NJ-230 truck.
  • North Korea haes developed versions with 18 and 24 launch tubes that are mounted on vehicles such as the tracked VTT-323 or the wheeled M1992.
  • Roketsan of Turkey haes designed an improved 107mm multiple rocket launch system, consisting of a HMMWV with two 12-round launch modules and a fire control system. The system uises the TR-107 and TRB-107 rockets but the range haes been increased tae 11 km.[8]

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