Write an introduction to the article in 2-3 small paragraphs. Briefly tell us about the history of the development and combat using the weaponry and also about its features. Compile a list of air, ground, or naval vehicles that feature this weapon system in the game.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Tell us about the tactical and technical characteristics of the cannon or machine gun.
Describe the shells that are available for the weapon and their features and purpose. If it concerns autocannons or machine guns, write about different ammo belts and what is inside (which types of shells).
Comparison with analogues
Give a comparative description of cannons/machine guns that have firepower equal to this weapon.
Usage in battles
Describe the cannon/machine gun in the game - its distinctive features, tactics of usage against notable opponents. Please don't write a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view, but give the reader food for thought.
Pros and cons
Summarise and briefly evaluate the weaponry in terms of its characteristics and combat effectiveness. Mark pros and cons as a list.
The success of the Katyusha rocket launchers during World War II influenced the Soviet Union to develop newer and more powerful multiple rocket launchers after the war. First entering service in 1952, the BM-14 was a 140 mm multiple rocket launcher mounted in 16 total tubes on the ZiS-151 general-purpose truck. In 1959, the BM-14 saw a slight increase in firepower with the development of the BM-14-17. Adding an extra barrel, the BM-14-17 also differed in its launch platform using the GAZ-63A truck. It was also used on naval vessels such as the Pr.1204 patrol boats. A later modified version called the BM-14-17M used the GAZ-66 truck as its mount. The Soviets would later replace the design partially with the BM-21 Grad (“hail”), but the BM-14-17 remains in service in limited numbers even in the present day.
Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.
Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:
- reference to the article about the variant of the cannon/machine gun;
- references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.
Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:
- topic on the official game forum;
- other literature.
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