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S-8 UNGUIDED AIRCRAFT ROCKETS



The following types of S-8 rockets are operational today:
- S-8KOM with HEAT fragmentation warhead;
- S-8BM with concrete-piercing (penetrating) HE fragmentation
warhead;
- S-8DM with fuel-air explosive warhead;
- S-8T with tandem HEAT fragmentation warhead;
- S-8DF with fuel-air explosive warhead;
- S-8-OM with illuminating warhead;
- S-8PM with chaff warhead;
- S-8TsM with target designating warhead.


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The weapon system had been built to help tackle a major task facing front-line and army-level aviation, that of destroying hostile aircraft kept in a variety of concrete shelters, as well as destroy runways, command posts, communications nodes and other fortified facilities. In the ...[+]

The S-8 system is the main caliber weapon in the class of unguided aircraft rockets and can solve a variety of aircraft missions. The rocket is provided with a solid propellant motor with a summary thrust pulse of 5,800 N.s and operating time of 0.7 s. Progressive methods for body shaping from readymade rolled aluminum and unique engineering solutions in terms of separate elements aimed at reducing motor manufacturing labor consumption and costs are used in its construction.

S-8KOM
This rocket is intended to engage modern tanks, lightly
armored and soft-skinned combat materiel. Owing to
the fragmentation effect, the rocket also inflicts damage
on manpower.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,570
Weight, kg:
rocket 11.3
warhead 3.6
explosive 0.9
Armor penetration, mm 400
Firing range, m 1,300 - 4,000
Rocket velocity, m/s 610
Operating temperature range, oC 60

S-8BM
This rocket is intended to engage materiel and manpower in fortifications. A specially designed warhead pierces the reinforced concrete barrier and explodes on penetration, forming a large number of splinters.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,540
Weight, kg:
rocket 15.2
warhead 7.41
explosive 0.6
Reinforced concrete penetration, mm 800
Firing range, m 1,200 - 2,200
Rocket velocity, m/s 450
Operating temperature range, oC 60

S-8DM
This rocket is intended to engage various types of targets located in trenches, dugouts, earth and rock
embankments, defiles, terrain irregularities, caves and
similar shelters. The rocket warhead is filled with a fuelair explosive mixture.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,700
Weight, kg:
rocket 11.6
warhead 3.8
mixture 2.15
Firing range, m 1,300 - 4,000
TNT equivalent, kg 5.5 - 6
Rocket velocity, m/s 590
Operating temperature range, oC 60

S-8T
This rocket is intended to engage modern tanks,
including those provided with explosive reactive armor,
lightly armored and soft-skinned combat materiel.
Owing to the fragmentation effect, the rocket also
inflicts damage upon manpower.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,680
Weight, kg:
rocket 15
warhead 6.6
explosive 1.6
Armor penetration, mm 400
Firing range, m 1,300 - 4,000
Rocket velocity, m/s 470
Operating temperature range, C 60

S-8DF
This rocket is intended to engage manpower and easily
vulnerable materiel located in terrain irregularities
and open-type field fortifications.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,680
Weight, kg:
rocket 13.4
warhead 5.5
filler (mixture) 3.3
TNT equivalent, kg 6
Firing range, m 1,300 - 4,000
Rocket velocity, m/s 500
Operating temperature range, oC 60

S-8-OM
This rocket is intended for terrain illumination at night.
It is an auxiliary purpose rocket.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,632
Weight, kg:
rocket 12.1
warhead 4.3
illuminating compound 1
Illumination intensity, cd 2 x 106
Illumination duration, s 30
Firing range, m 4,000 - 4,500
Rocket velocity, m/s 545
Operating temperature range, oC 60

S-8PM
This rocket is intended to ensure individual protection
of aircraft and helicopters by setting up clouds of radar
reflective dipoles (chaffs) in the forward hemisphere
and thereby creating passive jamming to radar systems
that control the air defense and air complexes to
intercept air targets.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,632
Weight, kg:
rocket 12.3
warhead 4.5
chaff 2
Firing range, m 2,000 - 3,000
Rocket velocity, m/s 565
Operating temperature range, oC 60
S-8TsM
This rocket is intended to mark ground targets, routes
of movement and landing areas in daytime.
Caliber, mm 80
Length, mm 1,605
Weight, kg:
rocket 11.1
warhead 3.6
filler 0.85
Firing range, m:
aircraft 1,800 - 3,000
helicopter 1,300 - 2,000
Smoke visibility range against contrast background, km 6

 

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