MAR-240 multiple rocket launcher

After the Six Day War, the Israeli Army managed to capture between 30-40 Soviet 240mm BM-24 multiple rocket launchers abandoned by the Egiptian Army after their defeat. Israel, following its successful policy of exploitation, used them for a few years and even made indigenous 240mm ammunition. Later, it was decided to develop a new system on the  M-4A3 Sherman medium tank chassis. Three BM-24 rocket launchers were joined totaling 36 cells, that were installed over the tank chassis creating a new armored vehicle more suitable for combat conditions. The new vehicle was designated as MAR-240, acronym for “Medium Artillery Rocket caliber 240”, and had an hydraulic system that raised and turned the rocket launcher. It is believed that the MAR-240 entered service in small quantities.

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Country of origin



Israeli Military Industries (IMI)


Multiple launch rocket system

Entered service


Combat weight

29,000 kg

Dimensions (length x width x height)

6.26 x 2.99 meters

Armour, (maximum)

Steel: Hull front: 63mm – Hull side: 38mm – Hull rear: 38mm – Hull floor: 13mm

Power plant

1 x Cummins V8 diesel engine, 460 hp


45 km/h


260 km


36 x 240mm rocket launchers