Ok, another military beast form FAP
is 8x8 9t military heavy truck made in 80's primary for the Orkan MLR. The previous prototype models were FAP 2632 and FAP 2832, both in 8x8 formula, but didn't enter serial production.
The standard version, FAP 3232 BS/AV
is 8x8 9t lorry made primary for transportation of rockets for Orkan MLR.
was the strongest artillery piece produced in former Yugoslavia. The 12 tubes 262mm rocket launcher was made in Bratstvo factory from Novi Travnik (BNT), Bosnia and Herzegovina, and FAP 3232 BDS/A
truck produced by FAP from Priboj, Serbia, was used as vehicle platform. The rocket system was produced for Iraq under name Ababeel 50
. Several vehicles were exported to Iraq until 1990 when UN arms embargo on Iraq started. One launcher was introduced in service with Yugoslav People's Army in Artillery school center in Zadar, Croatia, while rest launchers produced for Iraq remain in BNT factory. When war started in Croatia, launcher from Zadar was evacuated to Knin under control of Krajina Serbs, and when war started in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1992. Croatian forces captured two launchers in factory, and few launchers were introduced with muslim Army of Republic Bosnia and Herzegovina. During the war only launcher used by Krajina Serb forces in Croatia saw some action, and after fall of Serb Republic of Krajina in 1995 launcher was evacuated to Banja Luka, Republika Srpska (Serb part of Bosnia). In 1996 SFOR forces captured most of launchers produced for Iraq at BNT factory and destroyed them at Glamoč firing range of NATO forces in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Croat Orkan launchers were seen at several parades and used for moral boost but didn't had any rockets to fire, today they are at war museum. Serbia it self didn't remain any original M-87 launcher, but it has developed ad-hoc version with 4 tubes 262mm on ZIL-135 launch vehicle of Soviet Luna-M S-S missile. The fate of Ababeel 50 launchers supplied to Iraq is unknown after Desert storm.
The 9t truck project for Yugoslav People's Army had also required new tank transporter, so the FAP 3232 BDST/A
8x8 tractor truck with specialized trailer for tank transport. It was seen on Victory day parade in Belgrade 1985, but never introduced in serial production due the war started.