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This page is about the Soviet rocket S-24. For the other version, see S-24B.


The S-24 rocket (scale is approximate)

The S-24 is a Soviet air-launched rocket with a diameter of 240 mm. It is a heavy unguided HE bomb with a rocket motor attached and basic aerodynamic fins and nose cone.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Jet fighters  MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21S (R-13-300) · MiG-21SMT · MiG-21bis
  ◊MiG-21 "Lazur-M" · ◄MiG-21 SPS-K · ◊MiG-21MF · ◔MiG-21MF · ◔MiG-21bis-SAU · ◊MiG-21bis-SAU
Strike aircraft  Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK
Jet bombers  IL-28Sh
Attack helicopters  ▂Mi-24D · ◔Mi-24D · ◔Mi-24P · ◔Mi-24V

General info

The S-24 is a HE rocket type with a peak velocity of 410 m/s and minimal launch angle variance. The S-24, alongside the smaller S-21 and S-1of rockets, are often called "Tiny Ivans" due to their similar usage in ground battles to the Tiny Tim.

Rocket characteristics
Mass 235 kg
Maximum speed 410 m/s
Explosive mass 25.5 kg TNTeq
Warhead type HE
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
S-24 Rocket 65 65 65 65 65 65

Effective damage

The S-24 rocket has approximately a 71 m fragment dispersion radius.

Comparison with analogues

The S-24 performs similar to the smaller S-21 and S-1of ground strike rockets, only with larger explosive factor.

Usage in battles

The S-24 has a timed fuse so it may be used against aircraft and the strong explosive filler allows it to be used to knock out Ground Vehicles, pillboxes and even ships with 65 mm penetration and a TNT filler of 25.5 kg.

Pros and cons


  • Excellent anti-everything tool
  • Slightly faster than the S-21


  • It can take some time getting used to the different ranges which the rocket should be launched from if you intend to hit aircraft
  • Rockets dip much more after losing propulsion compared to the S-21


The S-24 was an unguided rocket intended for anti-infantry and other light target ground strikes with a ground proximity fuse which can be set between 3 and 33 metres with a forward direction biased shrapnel spray. Initially, it did not have a proximity fuse, however, this was added later as testing showed over 70% of the shrapnel was uselessly embedded into the ground in the vicinity where the rocket landed.


Excellent additions to the article would be video guides, screenshots from the game, and photos.

See also

External links

Paste links to sources and external resources, such as:

  • topic on the official game forum;
  • other literature.

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298 mm  Tiny Tim
55 mm  R4M
73 mm  RZ.65
88 mm  Pb2
150 mm  Wgr.41 Spr
210 mm  Wfr.Gr.21
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80 mm  S-8KO · S-8M
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122 mm  S-13OF
127 mm  S-3K
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212 mm  S-1of · S-21
240 mm  S-24 · S-24B
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420 mm  S-25O · S-25OF · S-25OFM
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