The RBU-1200 is a Soviet anti-submarine rocket (ASROC) launcher. It was introduced in Update "Hot Tracks".
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
The RBU-1200 is an anti-submarine rocket launcher system that fires 213 mm rockets equipped with depth charges. The launcher system itself is typically mounted on the deck of a ship and can fire up to 12 rockets in rapid succession.
Each rocket is propelled by a solid-fuel rocket motor and has a range of approximately 1,500 m. The rocket is unguided and uses a simple impact fuse to detonate its depth charge payload upon impact with the water. The depth charge itself is designed to sink to a predetermined depth before exploding, creating a shockwave that can damage or destroy a submarine.
The RBU-1200 launcher system is equipped with a simple sighting system to help the operator aim the rockets at the target. The operator can adjust the angle of the launcher to compensate for changes in range or depth.
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
- High destructive power
- Fires a barrage of depth charges that can quickly destroy a enemy
- Unguided rockets limit the precision of the weapon
- Relies on the operator's skill and judgment to aim the rockets accurately
The Soviet Navy received the British Mark 10 Hedgehog Mortar through lend-lease from the British during World War II. After the war ended, they began developing their own improved version of this weapon system to destroy enemy submarines, which became the RBU-1000. In 1955, an improved version of the design came out for smaller vessels the RBU-1200. The RBU-1200 is a five-tube launcher controlled by a PUS-B "Uragan" (Slavic for "hurricane") fire control system. The RBU-1200 projectiles used solid rocket fuel for launches and were also intended for use against enemy torpedoes. The weapon was notably used on the Pr.201 and Pr.12412 which were both dedicated ASW patrol craft classes.
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|Naval special armaments|
|Mortars||7.2 in T37 · Mk 2|
|Rockets||Mk.7 · Mark 108 Weapon alfa|
|Mortars||BM-37 · RBM · RBU-1200 · RBU-2500 · RBU-6000 · RKU-36U|
|Rockets||BM-14-17 · BM-21 · M13 · M-8|
|Mortars||Ordnance ML 4.2-inch mortar|
|Rockets||Mark 108 Weapon alfa (USA)|