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The M-8 rocket (scale is approximate)

The M-8 is a Soviet ground-launched rocket.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Strike aircraft  IL-10 · IL-10 (1946) · ␗IL-10 (1946) · ◔IL-10
  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
Tank destroyers  BM-8-24
Motor gun boats  MO-4 · TKA-106 · Ya-5M

General info

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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The Katyusha was one of the Red Army’s primary self-propelled artillery vehicles during World War II. The multiple rocket launcher was originally developed to use adapted ROS-132 aircraft rockets known as the M-13, but at the same time, the earlier RS-82 rockets were being tested for ground use and were adopted in 1941 as the M-8 rocket with a larger explosive warhead and rocket motor. The M-8 was used in a large number of configurations from a single launcher on a trailer to the BM-8-8 used on the Willys MB and GAZ-67 Jeeps, the BM-8-24 on the T-40 and T-60 light tanks and the BM-8-48 on the same Studebaker truck chassis that was used to make the BM-13N standardized for the Soviet Katyusha M13 launchers. The BM-8 had a 16-rocket launcher for the Red Army riverboat fleet such as the Ya-5M. The M-13 rockets were smaller compared to larger M13s but compensated by unleashing a larger volume of rockets. The largest variant of the M-8 rocket launcher was the BM-8-72 which used 72 launch rails and was mounted on armored trains. The Katyusha was retired from service after World War II, but the influence of the rocket artillery design led to the name being attached to later Soviet designs such as the BM-21 "Grad" (Hail).


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See also

  • RS-82 - Air-launched version of M-8 with a smaller warhead and motor
  • RBS-82 - Air-launched version of M-8 with a smaller motor and armour-piercing warhead

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110 mm  M8
127 mm  HVAR · Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP
298 mm  Tiny Tim
55 mm  R4M
73 mm  RZ.65
88 mm  Pb2
150 mm  Wgr.41 Spr
210 mm  Wfr.Gr.21
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
300 mm  M-31
420 mm  S-25O · S-25OF · S-25OFM
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87 mm  AP Mk I · AP Mk II
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210 mm  Type 3 No.6 Mod.27 Mk.1 · Type 5 No.6 Mod.9
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150 mm  srak m/51
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Rockets  5-inch GPSR Mk.7 · Mark 108 Weapon alfa
Missiles  RIM-24A
Rockets  M/50 Bofors
Missiles  Strela-2M
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Rockets  BM-14-17 · BM-21 · M13 · M-8
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