M-8

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Description

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)
  Su-6 · Su-6 (AM-42) · Su-6 (M-71F)
  Su-8
Tank destroyers  BM-8-24
Motor gun boats  MO-4 · TKA-106 · Ya-5M

General info

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Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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History

The Katyusha was one of the Red Army’s primary self-propelled artillery vehicle 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 compensate 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 on was mounted on armored trains. The Katyusha would leave 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).

Media

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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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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  RP
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

Naval special armaments
USA 
Mortars  7.2 in T37 · Mk 2
Rockets  Mk.7 · Mark 108 Weapon alfa
Missiles  RIM-24A
Germany 
Rockets  M/50 Bofors
USSR 
Mortars  BM-37 · RBM · RBU-1200 · RBU-2500 · RBU-6000 · RKU-36U
Rockets  BM-14-17 · BM-21 · M13 · M-8
Britain 
Mortars  Ordnance ML 4.2-inch mortar
Japan 
Rockets  Mark 108 Weapon alfa (USA)
Italy 
Missiles  Nettuno