The S-5M is a 57 mm unguided rocket. This is a modernized version of the S-5, it contains an HE-FRAG warhead designed to attack bombers and unarmoured targets.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Maximum speed||645 m/s|
|Explosive mass||439 g TNTeq|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
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Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
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Pros and cons
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As a whole, the S-5 rockets were developed after the capture of German 55 mm R4M rockets. Development began in 1951 as project ARS-57, in 1955 the project reached completion and received the S-5 designation. The S-5 family contains roughly 18 variants. While the S-5 has seen extensive use, it is known for its poor accuracy. During the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan the S-5 were deemed ineffective and were phased out for the larger S-8 rockets.
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