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|
|MiG-23||MiG-23ML · ◊MiG-23MLA · MiG-23MLD|
|MiG-27||MiG-27K · MiG-27M|
|MiG-29||MiG-29 · ◊MiG-29 · MiG-29SMT|
|Su-17||Su-17M2 · Su-17M4|
|Su-22||Su-22M3 · ◊Su-22UM3K · ◊Su-22M4|
|Su-25||Su-25 · Su-25K · Su-25T · Su-39|
|Yak-38||Yak-38 · Yak-38M|
|Attack helicopters||Ka-29 · Ka-50 · Ka-52|
|Mi-24||Mi-24P · ◊Mi-24P · ◄Mi-24P HFS 80 · Mi-24V · Mi-35M|
|Mi-28||Mi-28A · Mi-28N · Mi-28NM|
|Maximum speed||650 m/s|
|Explosive mass||1.38 kg TNTeq|
|Armour penetration||420 mm|
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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