Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon

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Description

The Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon is an Israeli airborne rocket.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon is a very reliable unguided rocket with a very high penetration (150 to 300 mm armour) and a maximum velocity of 651 m/s. Its high penetration makes it perfect for attacking armoured vehicles from all possible angles. Each rocket carries 1,6 kg TNTeq. In most cases, the explosive mass is sufficient for destroying tanks with one hit. Due to its high velocity, it can also used against other aircraft, especially slower and bigger targets like bombers and ground attackers.

Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon in flight.jpg
Rocket characteristics
Mass 10 kg
Maximum speed 651 m/s
TNT explosive mass 1.6 kg
Armour penetration 300 mm

Effective damage

The 8cm Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon is an armour-piercing rocket with a good penetration power. The post-penetration damage of the Flz.-Rakete has low spall. The rockets work really well against vehicles and pillboxes but because of the shaped charge, they perform less well against soft targets like AA emplacements and howitzers.

Comparison with analogues

The 8 cm Flz. Rakete is comparable to the American FFAR Mighty Mouse, Soviet S-5K, British RN, and French SNEB type 23 rockets.

Usage in battles

Perfect for destroying tanks in Ground RB, and pillboxes and other vehicles in air battles. As the explosion is very small compared to HE rockets, it is not effective against soft targets unlike other rockets. On the other hand, the good armour-piercing capability makes the rocket very suitable for tank busting. Tanks are best engaged from the side at distances between 300 and 600 m.

In RB, it is also a reliable secondary weapon for air combat. In dogfight and head-on, situations fire salvos of at least 4 rockets. When tailing bombers, aim thoughtfully and fire single rockets to be able to re-adjust. Once you figured out the correct lead, you can fire salvos. Hits from 1.5 to 2.5 km are even possible.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Good armour-piercing penetration
  • High velocity
  • Good accuracy
  • Can be used in an air-to-aor role

Cons:

  • Can bounce/ricochet when shot at an unfavourable angle
  • Not fuseable
  • Reduces the manoeuvrability of the carrier

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Rockets
USA 
70 mm  FFAR Mighty Mouse · Hydra-70 M247
110 mm  M8
127 mm  HVAR · Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP
298 mm  Tiny Tim
Germany 
55 mm  R4M
73 mm  RZ.65
88 mm  Pb2
150 mm  Wgr.41 Spr
210 mm  Wfr.Gr.21
USSR 
55 mm  S-5K · S-5KP · S-5M
80 mm  S-8KO · S-8M
82 mm  M-8 · ROS-82 · RBS-82
122 mm  S-13OF
127 mm  S-3K
132 mm  M13 · M-13UK · ROFS-132 · ROS-132 · RBS-132
212 mm  S-1of · S-21
240 mm  S-24 · S-24B
420 mm  S-25O · S-25OF · S-25OFM
425 mm  TT-250
Britain 
51 mm  RN
70 mm  CRV7 M247
87 mm  AP Mk I · AP Mk II
152 mm  RP-3
183 mm  Triplex R.P.
292 mm  Uncle Tom · Red Angel
Japan 
100 mm  Type 5 No.1 Mod.9
120 mm  Type 3 No.1 Mod.28 Mk.1
130 mm  Type 75
210 mm  Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 Mk.1 · Type 5 No.6 Mod.9
China 
55 mm  Type 57-1
70 mm  FS70
90 mm  Type 90-1
130 mm  Type 130-2
France 
68 mm  SNEB type 23 · TDA
70 mm  FZ49
100 mm  TBA ECC · TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB
120 mm  T10 140 · T10 151
Sweden 
75 mm  srak m/55 Frida · srak m/57B
81 mm  Oerlikon Typ 3Z 8Dla
135 mm  m/56D · psrak m/70
145 mm  psrak m/49B · Psrak m/49/56
150 mm  srak m/51
180 mm  hprak m/49
Israel 
80 mm  Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon
127 mm  AR