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 135 mm psrak m/70 in the 1970's. The 145 mm warheads of the 14,5 cm psrak m/49 were however reused after the m/49 rocket bodies had left service. Starting from 1977 the 145 mm warheads were removed from their m/49 bodies and then mounted to the bodies of the 13,5 cm srak m/56, then called 145 mm psrak m/49/56.

The 14,5 cm psrak m/49 is not known to have ever seen combat. Its direct brother however, the 15 cm srak m/51, was used in combat during the Congo crisis in the early 1960's where it was used to great effect by UN-assigned J29B'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

Rocket characteristics
Caliber 145 mm
Projectile mass 42 kg
Max speed 410 m/s
Explosive type RDX
Explosive mass 2.7 kg
TNT equivalent 4.32 kg

Effective damage

30° 60°
10 m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
100 m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
500 m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
1,000 m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
1,500 m 500 mm 433 mm 250 mm
2,000 m 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-5KP · S-5M
80 mm  S-8KO · S-8M
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 · S-21
240 mm  S-24 · S-24B
425 mm  TT-250
Britain 
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  HF-5
90 mm  Type 90-1
130 mm  Type 130-2
France 
37 mm  SNEB
68 mm  SNEB type 23 · TDA
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
127 mm  srak m/51
135 mm  m/56D
145 mm  psrak m/49A
180 mm  hprak m/49