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The M13 rocket (scale is approximate)

The 132 mm M13 is a ground-launched Soviet rocket.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

The 132 mm M13 is a rocket with 4 spin stabilizers.

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
M-13 Rocket 40 40 40 40 40 40
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
M-13 Rocket 355 42.36 0 0.1 4,900 79° 80° 81°

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

The rocket is best used in concentrated strikes against light vehicles at choke points.

Pros and cons


  • Indirect fire weapon, rockets can be used to attack targets behind obstacles
  • The launcher layout allows almost simultaneous launch of rockets


  • Inaccurate weapon, several rockets are needed to guarantee a hit


Known by the Germans as "Stalin's Organ", the Katyusha was a much-feared Soviet multiple rocket launcher during World War II and the first mass-produced self-propelled artillery vehicle to enter the Red Army's inventory during World War II. Intended for use on a variety of different vehicles, the Katyusha had three main types of rockets used in service. The M13 was the original series of rockets developed for the weapon.

The origins of this weapon begin in the late 1930s. The ROS-132 rocket was already arming aircraft in the Red Army Air Force. The design was tested by in June 1938 at the Soviet Jet Propulsion Research Institute. First mounted on a ZiS-5 truck, the design by V.N. Galkovskiy the M13 rockets were accepted for service in August 1939 on the BM-13 vehicle. Testing of the Katyusha would continue until the Soviet Union was invaded in 1941. The M13 was adopted in multiple configurations. The BM-13 was the original model mounting 25 rockets on launch rails on the ZiS-6 truck along with versions of the design intended for use as a towed artillery trailer or sled. The 6-M-13 variant mounted on Soviet armored riverboats carried six rockets. The BM-13-16 had 16 rockets and was used on a variety of different Lend-Lease vehicles such as the BM-13N using the Studebaker US6 chassis. By 1942, 56% of the Soviet Katyusha regiments were using the BM-13 launcher design. After World War II, it was replaced by the BM-14.


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See also

  • BM-14-17 - successor rocket design.
  • M-8 - smaller rocket variant.

External links

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