The Ukrainian Armed Forces demonstrated in action the operation of the rare UR-77 "Meteorite" demining rocket launcher based on the "Gvozdika" self-propelled howitzer

By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 17.10.2022, 17:51
The Ukrainian Armed Forces demonstrated in action the operation of the rare UR-77 "Meteorite" demining rocket launcher based on the "Gvozdika" self-propelled howitzer

The Armed Forces of Ukraine demonstrated how the Soviet demining machine UR-77 "Meteorit" works.

Here's What We Know

The rocket demining unit is based on the 2C1 Gvozdika self-propelled howitzer. It appeared in 1978 as a replacement for the UR-67. "Meteorite" can create passages up to 6 meters wide in anti-tank minefields.

Because of the characteristic appearance of the firing shaft of the UR-77 "Meteorite" has the folk name "Gorynych Serpent". The rocket launcher creates a powerful shock wave that affects mine fuses. Each UR-77 "Meteorite" can carry two charges that clear a minefield 90 x 6 meters wide.

Source: @operativnoZSU

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