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The S-8 rocket (scale is approximate)

The S-8KO is a 80 mm Soviet rocket. It is a variant of the S-8 rocket, developed in the 1970s.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Jet fighters  Yak-141
MiG-23  MiG-23ML · ◊MiG-23MLA · MiG-23MLD
MiG-27  MiG-27K · MiG-27M
MiG-29  MiG-29 · ◔MiG-29 · ◊MiG-29 · ◄MiG-29G · MiG-29SMT
Su-27  Su-27
Strike aircraft  ◊MiG-23BN
Su-17  Su-17M2 · Su-17M4
Su-22  Su-22M3 · ◔Su-22M3 · ◊Su-22UM3K · ◊Su-22M4
Su-25  Su-25 · Su-25BM · Su-25K · Su-25T · Su-25SM3 · Su-39
Yak-38  Yak-38 · Yak-38M
Attack helicopters  Ka-29 · Ka-50 · Ka-52 · Mi-8AMTSh
Mi-24  Mi-24P · ◔Mi-24P · ◊Mi-24P · ◄Mi-24P HFS 80 · Mi-24V · ◔Mi-24V · Mi-35M
Mi-28  Mi-28A · Mi-28N · Mi-28NM

General info

Rocket characteristics
Mass 11 kg
Maximum speed 650 m/s
Explosive mass 1.38 kg TNTeq
Warhead type HEAT
Armour penetration 420 mm

Effective damage

The rocket has a low explosive filler, but a good amount of penetration, making it ideal for top attack. It will usually take out most MBTs with around 6 rockets. Light vehicles can be destroyed with a single rocket if hit directly.

Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The S-8KO rocket is effective against all ground targets thanks to its excellent penetration but requires precision due to the HEAT explosive warhead.

Pros and cons


  • Excellent penetration capability against armour
  • 20 rockets per pod


  • Low explosive mass


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See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the weapon;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

External links

70 mm  FFAR Mighty Mouse · Hydra-70 M247
110 mm  M8
127 mm  HVAR · Zuni Mk32 Mod 0 ATAP
298 mm  Tiny Tim
55 mm  R4M
73 mm  RZ.65
88 mm  Pb2
150 mm  Wgr.41 Spr
210 mm  Wfr.Gr.21
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
300 mm  M-31
420 mm  S-25O · S-25OF · S-25OFM
425 mm  TT-250
51 mm  RP
70 mm  CRV7 M247
80 mm  Type R80 SURA T-80-P 3 · Type R80 SURA T-80-US 3
87 mm  AP Mk I · AP Mk II
152 mm  RP-3
183 mm  Triplex R.P.
292 mm  Uncle Tom · Red Angel
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
55 mm  Type 57-1
70 mm  FS70
90 mm  Type 90-1
130 mm  Type 130-2
50 mm  ARF/8M3(AP-AT)
68 mm  SNEB type 23 · TDA
70 mm  FZ49
100 mm  TBA ECC · TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB
120 mm  T10 140 · T10 151
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
80 mm  Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon
127 mm  AR