Self Propelled Gun/Rocket Launcher


by78

Lieutenant General
A preview of some of the guided munitions that will be shown at Zhuhai. These come with specs in English.

WS-35 155mm guided round:
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WS-33 rocket system:
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WS-43 Loitering Attack Munition:
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WS-3 Rocket:
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WS-600L Multi-purpose Rocket System:
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supersnoop

Junior Member
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The WS-43 and WS-600 both show a launcher in the dimensions of a standard shipping container… is this simply ease of logistics such as protecting forward operating areas or something more like covert operation. The small size of WS-43 seems well suited for that.
 

ChongqingHotPot92

Junior Member
Registered Member
A preview of some of the guided munitions that will be shown at Zhuhai. These come with specs in English.

WS-35 155mm guided round:
51443864531_3e31f138b2_k.jpg



WS-33 rocket system:

51443864561_1f2f7165c5_k.jpg



WS-43 Loitering Attack Munition:
51444824005_bbc5af1af0_k.jpg


WS-3 Rocket:
51443864616_e838f27ec4_k.jpg



WS-600L Multi-purpose Rocket System:
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The loitering munitions really were useful during the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Wonder if China had any 200 km+ range loitering munitions that could be useful in a Taiwan scenario.
 

Andy1974

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The WS-43 and WS-600 both show a launcher in the dimensions of a standard shipping container… is this simply ease of logistics such as protecting forward operating areas or something more like covert operation. The small size of WS-43 seems well suited for that.
Looks like you can get away with doing anything with these, including sneak attacks…

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supersnoop

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Looks like you can get away with doing anything with these, including sneak attacks…

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I'm not even talking about that level of deception.
Rather, if we are talking about Nagorno-Karabakh as the conflict that drones won, then how does this expand on it?
1. Something like TB-2 still requires airfield support, which presents a pretty large target. If you could stash these containers around, then suddenly there is no more central target to knock out.
2. The loiter time is quite short, so it seems quite tailor made to dump on the road and cover a retreat/move or hit targets of opportunity almost like a high tech IED.

These sorts of capabilities would also apply in a Taiwan scenario. Container launched guided rocket and loitering munitions would speed up transport to forward operating areas, and provide quick reaction counter-battery and anti light vehicle/technical response. As a bonus, the range, payload, and guidance capability of the large rocket such as WS-600 would make it a even a danger to ships. Although flying in a ballistic pattern makes it an easy target, it could still be a danger as part of a combined EW-supersonic AShM-subsonic AShM attack.
 

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