RBU-6000

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Description

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General info

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Effective damage

With 25 kg of TNT equivalent, the RBU mortars pack a heavy punch.

Comparison with analogues

The RBU 6000s are comparable to the RBU-2500 found on the SKR-1. However, the two systems differ in a larger warhead, a lower rate of fire and fewer projectiles for the RBU 6000.

Usage in battles

The mortars are imprecise at best. The maximum range is 6 km, but you will struggle to hit anything over 3 km. But at close range, even a short burst is sure to knock out any ship.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • High explosive mass

Cons:

  • Imprecise weapon

History

The RBU-6000 is an anti-submarine warfare missile launcher from the same lineage as the RBU-1200 and RBU-2500. Called the Smerch-2 ("Tornado" or "Whirlwind") it entered service in 1960. The RBU-6000 has 12 launch barrels in a horseshoe configuration and was the most widespread anti-submarine rocket launcher used by the Soviet Union and is still in service with the Russian Navy. It was used on ships ranging from their Kiev-class aircraft carriers to the Parchim II-class corvettes and the Mirka-class class frigate. The RBU-6000 fires individually or in salvos of 2, 4, 8, or 12 rockets at once. It is connected to the same Burya ("Storm") fire control system used on the earlier and smaller RBU-1000. The potent RBU-6000 fires unguided anti-submarine rockets but is also capable of shore bombardment. In 1991, Russia introduced an upgrade called RPK-8 which was a guided rocket-firing conversion of the original design. The 90R rockets can track targets at depths of up to 3,300 feet and are equipped with a 43-pound shaped charge warhead.

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See also

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Naval special armaments
USA 
Mortars  7.2 in T37 · Mk 2
Rockets  Mk.7 · M8 · Mark 108 Weapon alfa
Missiles  RIM-24A
Germany 
Rockets  M/50 Bofors
USSR 
Mortars  BM-37 · RBM · RBU-1200 · RBU-2500 · RBU-6000 · RKU-36U
Rockets  BM-14-17 · M13 · M-8
Britain 
Mortars  Ordnance ML 4.2-inch mortar
Japan 
Rockets  Mark 108 Weapon alfa (USA)
Italy 
Missiles  Nettuno