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Unknown at Finow
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No: 10206   Contributor: Tony Walsh   Year: 2012   Manufacturer: MAZ / MZKT   Country: Germany
Unknown at Finow

Taken at Finow Museum, Germany on 12/09/2012.Can anyone please help identify the subject?
Picture added on 02 December 2012 at 12:04
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The missile is known as FROG (Free Rocket Over Ground), and was similar in concept to Honest John.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 02 December 2012.
FROG-7 (in the Soviet system known as LUNA). Unguided, single-stage, spin-stabilised with a range of 70km. It had a 550 kg Warhead. The impact area was approximately 2.8 km long by 1.8 km wide. The FROG-7 is capable of delivering HE, nuclear, or chemical warheads.

Added by Roger Greenaway on 02 December 2012.
Thanks for identifying the subject. A great help.

Added by Tony Walsh on 04 December 2012.
I think the prime mover may well be a BAZ-135L4 8x8 10000 Kg truck. Power came from 2 x Zil V8 petrol engines with a hydro-mechanical gearbox.
Also know as the ZIL 135 these 8x8 trucks were introduced in 1960's and were used for both civil and military purposes the latter included the launcher/transporter for the FROG-7 SSM.
BAZ - Bryansk Avto Zavod, in English AV means vehicle works.
This information was extracted from the 1981 edition of Janes Pocket Book of Modern Military Vehicles.

Added by Stephen Prosser on 04 September 2013.
FROG-7 Luna-M on a ZIL-135 / BAZ-135 chassis.

Added by Gary Hutton on 31 January 2018.
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