Anti-Hail Rocket EDePro AHR A8
Usage of this anti-hail rocket system is simple and fast. Operating the system can be mastered with only a few hours of training.
Rocket and container make a unique system, which is placed on the launcher. At the same time, container emulates the launcher which enables the rocket to be launched from its own container. This type of launching ensures that the rocket has great initial speed in excess of 80m/s. Also, rocket containers are reusable. It is also possible to launch the rocket from different types of launchers with minimal modifications to the launcher itself.
Rockets are almost completely made of thermoplastic materials, so as not to pollute the environment.
When the active phase of flight finishes (reagent has discharged), the rocket is self-destructed at a safe altitude, while completely harmless debris falls down. Two independent pyrotechnic timers provide the right timing for activation of operations necessary for rocket’s self-destruction.
Propellant grain of the main rocket motor is made of composite thermoplastic propellant and inhibitor. Rocket grain configuration is star shaped with burning forehead surface. The combustion chamber is made of composites (glass-epoxide) while the nozzle material is glass-phenolic.
The launcher enables the firing of a single rocket and the firing of a salvo of rockets, as well as a swift exchange of containers. The dimensions of the launcher are minimal. The construction is compact and robust and it enables swift gaining of elevation and azimuth.
Antihail rocket A8 is in operational use worldwide (Serbia, Bulgaria, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Argentina, etc.)
|Vertical range (elevation angle 850)||7750 m|
|Period of reagent emission||35* s|
|Moment of self-destruction||43* s|
|Operating temperature range for the rocket||-30÷+60 °C|
|Ignition circuit resistance||1.2 Ω|
|Required electricity for the activation||0.68 A|
|Required voltage||24 V|
|Caliber of container||60 mm|
|Caliber of rocket||55 mm|
|No. of containers||6 pcs|
|Launcher weight||65 kg|
|Elevation range (50 incr.)||450÷850|
|Azimuth range (50 incr.)||0÷3600|
|Geometric and mass characteristics of rocket A8:||Value|
|Center of gravity (measured from rocket nose tip)||544 kg|
|Container Geometric and mass characteristics:||Value|
|Start of discharge||8* s|
|End of discharge||43* s|
|Reagent mass||400 g|
|Reagent activity at -100C||2.5 x 1013
|Burning time||3.5 s|
|Motor total impulse||3500 Ns|
|Weight of propellant||1800 kg|
*Adjustable according to Users requirements.