SNEB type 23

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Description

The SNEB type 23 rocket for some will appear to be a trade-off an extremely fast rocket with a significantly small HEAT load, but often come in loads of 100+ per aircraft and can effectively be used as a 68 mm cannon. This weapon is meant to be fired in salvos.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

Vehicles equipped with this weapon
Fighters  F4U-7
Jet fighters 
Britain  Hunter F.6 · Hunter FGA.9 · Phantom FG. Mk1 · Phantom FGR.2
Italy  ▀G.91 R/3
France  M.D.450B Barougan · M.D.452 IIC · Super Mystere B2 · Etendard IVM · Mirage IIIC · Jaguar A
Jet bombers  S.O.4050 Vautour IIA · Vautour IIA IDF/AF
Attack helicopters  EC-665 Tiger HAD · EC-665 Tiger HAP

General info

Each projectile has a total weight of 5 kg (11 lbs) and of that, only 69 grams of Composition B mixture of explosives. In comparison, that is equal to approximately 903 g of TNT explosives. In comparison to other rockets, this one rips through the air at 600 meters per second, making it one of the fastest rockets in-game.

Effective damage

The small calibre of these rockets means that user may struggle with HEAT warheads because of its overall tiny post penetration effect, often resulting in failing to destroy any non-hull breakable tanks. Often this leads to being necessary to make multiple passes to eliminate the heavier opponents and ruining the element of surprise. Overall, due to the small amount of explosives packed inside each rocket, there is very little splash damage which will affect many portions of a tank and it is essential to aim for a direct hit into the crew compartment where any effective splash damage will be maximized against soft targets.

Comparison with analogues

This rocket has no direct competition with any other projectile because it marks a place, where it sits between rocket-powered, and fired shell. It has quite low damage for a rocket, however, it creates more damage when compared to a solid shell fired from aircraft cannon. When compared to other rockets of its time, they are typically significantly slower, making it difficult to compare it across the board directly to other secondary weaponry.

Usage in battles

The SNEB type 23 is quite efficient when dealing with enemy ground targets in Ground Realistic Battles, due to the large number of rockets stored inside each pod. If those rockets are used carefully significant damage if not destruction is guaranteed when they strike their target en masse.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large amount of projectiles in every single pod (18 pcs each)
  • Fast moving rocket (600 m/s) means that drop over distance is smaller
  • Do not need to lead as much as with slower rockets
  • HEAT warhead means that you will not lose any penetration over distance

Cons:

  • One of the smallest post-penetration effects in available rockets
  • Rarely eliminates enemy tanks in one shot (takes multiple rockets)
  • Does not have significant amount of explosives inside, leading to almost zero splash damage
  • Significant amount of parasite drag when attached to the aircraft's pylon making planes feel a lot more sluggish while manoeuvring

History

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Media

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See also

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  • reference to the article about the variant of the weapon;
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External links


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-5M · S-21
80 mm  S-8KO
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
240 mm  S-24
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
France 
37 mm  SNEB
68 mm  SNEB type 23 · TDA
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