Mk.41. Specifications. A photo. Video.
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Mk.41. Specifications. A photo. Video.

Mk.41. Specifications. A photo. Video.

Mk.41 - American unified shipboard launcher vertical launch, designed to launch guided missiles. It can be used to launch anti-aircraft guided missiles of the Standard family, ASROC anti-submarine missiles, Sea Sparrow anti-aircraft missiles, Tomahawk cruise missiles, etc.

Development History Mk.41

The unified American naval launcher of the Mk.41 vertical launch began to be developed in 1973 year, as a replacement for container-type shipboard and ground launchers with a number of limitations (low rate of fire, limited ammunition, etc.).

After 13 years, in the 1986 year, the American Mk.41 launcher was put into service and quickly began to gain popularity, due to the high launch rates of about one shot per second.

Mk.41 video

Subsequently, the Mk.41 launcher was also used for medium-range and short-range cruise missiles, which, according to experts, could also violate the Treaty on the Elimination of Medium-Range and Short-Range Missiles, which the Pentagon, however, categorically denied.

According to the start of the 2019 of the year, the Mk.41 American Unified Vertical Launch Ship Launcher is in service with countries such as:

  • Australia;
  • Germany;
  • Denmark;
  • Spain;
  • Canada;
  • Netherlands;
  • New Zealand;
  • Norway;
  • Poland;
  • The Republic of Korea;
  • USA;
  • Turkey;
  • Japan.

Specifications Mk.41

Due to the infection, the Mk.41 launcher can be used various types of weapons, in particular, we can talk about both target missiles and short-range and medium-range cruise missiles.

  • Rate of Fire: 1 start per second;
  • Number of missiles: 29 or 61.

Modifications of Mk.41

  • Mk.41 mod 0 - The basic version of the launcher, on the 61 rocket;
  • Mk.41 mod 1 - An upgraded version of the launcher on the 61 rocket;
  • Mk.41 mod 2 - A modernized version, designed for 29 and 61 rocket;
  • Mk.41 mod 3 - A modernized version of the 16 missiles;
  • Mk.41 mod 5 - A modernized version of the 8 missiles;
  • Mk.41 mod 7 - A modernized version of the 32 and 64 rockets;
  • Mk.41 mod 8 - a modernized version;
  • Mk.41 mod 9 - A modernized version of the 40 missiles;
  • Mk.41 mod 10 - An upgraded version of the 32 rocket;
  • Mk.41 mod 15 - A modernized version of the 32 and 64 rockets;
  • Mk.41 mod 16 - A modernized version of the 8 missiles.
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