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M26A1  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: ?
Also Known As: M26A2
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Lockheed Martin
Parent System: M26
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Total Production: ?
Family Members: M26
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Description: The M26 rockets are spin-stabilized unguided projectiles. They are powered by a solid fuel rocket motor. Once fired, the M26 rocket follows a ballistic trajectory. The M26 rockets are stored in individual tubes which provide storage and act as the launch ramp. The 2 launch containers employed by the M270 MLRS rocket artillery system consist of 12 (2x6) M26 rockets inside their associated tubes.

The M26 rocket is the main ammunition of the M270 MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System). Both were combat proven successfully in 1991, during the operation Desert Storm. The M28 is a training rocket designed to simulate the M26 rocket firing. The M26 rocket has been fielded in 14 countries around the world.

The M26A1/A2 are extended range derivatives of the M26 rocket. The A1/A2 models are equipped with 518 M77 DPICM submunitions and a longer rocket motor. The modified A1/A2 rockets can hit targets at maximum ranges of 45 kilometers. The A1 and A2 models are provided with different reliability M77 submunitions. M26A2 carries M101 grenades.

M26A1 Applications


Artillery Systems M142 HIMARS M270 MLRS M270A1 MLRS RM-70

M26A1 Specifications

Number of Submunitions: 518
Dimensions
Caliber: 227 millimeter
Length: 4 meter (157 inch)
Performance
Max Range: 45,000 meter (24.3 nautical mile)
Weight
Weight: 302 kilogram (666 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
Meters (m)   Kilometers (km)   Nautic Miles (nm)   Inch (in)   Yard (yd)   Foot (ft)   Millimeter (mm)
Pound (lb)   Kilogram (kg)   kN (KiloNewton)   Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps)   Kilometers per Hour (kph)   Knot (kt)   Miles per Hour (mph)
Liter (l)   Galon (gl)
Year (yr)   Minutes (min)   Second (sec)
Shaft-Horse-Power (shp)

M26A1 News

There are 2 news between
16 Jun 2005 and 29 Sep 2006
Friday, September 29, 2006FMS: Greece Wants M26A2 Artillery Rockets
Thursday, June 16, 2005HIMARS Rocket Launcher Fielded

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
France?
In May 2008, the French MoD announced its intention to scrap M26 rocket cluster munitions
United Kingdom?
In March 2007, the UK MoD announced its intention to scrap all dummy cluster munitions in the armed forces inventory including RBL 755 aerial dispenser and M26 rocket

Grand Total ?7
Defensive Weapons
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