14,5 cm psrak m/49A

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Description

The 14,5 cm psrak m/49 is a Swedish aerial anti tank rocket introduced in Update 1.93 "Shark Attack" as a loadout option for the J29D. The name 14,5 cm psrak m/49 is actually an abbreviation for its full name 14,5 cm pansarsprängraket m/49 (145 mm HEAT-rocket m/49).

The 14,5 cm psrak m/49 was the basic Swedish anti tank rocket during the 1950's and 1960's until being replaced with the 145 mm psrak m/49/56 in the 1970's. It was never used in combat but its direct brother, the 15 cm srak m/51 saw use during the Congo crisis during the early 1960's when it was used to great effect by A29B's when performing attack-missions.

In game it can be found on the vast majority of Swedish attackers and bombers below tier 3. While not the easiest to aim, it does great damage when hitting armored vehicles.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Caliber 145 mm
Projectile Mass 42 kg
max. speed 410 m/s
Explosive Type RDX
Explosive Mass 2.7 kg
TNT equivalent 3.46kg
Fuze Sensitivity ?

Effective damage

30° 60°
10m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
100m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
500m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
1000m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
1500m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
2000m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Very high penetration values
  • Good damage (for a HEAT-projectile)
  • Good accuracy

Cons:

  • Nose heavy
  • Sometimes mounted in wings. Reduced accuracy
  • Ricochet chance fairly high.

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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-5M · S-21
80 mm  S-8KO
82 mm  M-8 · RS-82 · RBS-82
122 mm  S-13DF
127 mm  S-3K
132 mm  M13 · RS-132 · RBS-132
212 mm  S-1of
240 mm  S-24
425 mm  TT-250
Britain 
70 mm  CRV7 M247
76 mm  RP-3 · AP Mk I · AP Mk II
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  HF-5
France 
37 mm  SNEB
68 mm  SNEB type 23 · TDA
120 mm  T10 140 · T10 151
Sweden 
75 mm  srak m/55 Frida · srak m/57B
81 mm  Oerlikon Typ 3Z 8Dla
127 mm  srak m/51
135 mm  m/56D
145 mm  psrak m/49A
180 mm  hprak m/49