The S-5K is a 57 mm unguided rocket. This S-5 variant was introduced in 1960 and features a shaped charge warhead capable of penetrating 150 mm RHA.
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|MiG-15||MiG-15bis · MiG-15bis ISH · ◊MiG-15bis · J-2|
|MiG-17||MiG-17 · J-4|
|MiG-19||MiG-19PT · ◊MiG-19S · J-6A|
|MiG-21||MiG-21F-13 · MiG-21PFM · MiG-21S (R-13-300) · ◊MiG-21 SPS-K · MiG-21SMT · ◊MiG-21MF · MiG-21bis · ◊MiG-21bis-SAU · ▄MiG-21bis|
|MiG-23||MiG-23M · ◊MiG-23MF · ◊MiG-23MLA · MiG-23MLD|
|MiG-27||MiG-27K · MiG-27M|
|Su-7||Su-7B · Su-7BKL · Su-7BMK|
|Su-17/22||Su-17M2 · Su-17M4 · ◊Su-22UM3K|
|Su-25||Su-25 · Su-25K|
|Attack helicopters||Mi-4AV · Mi-24A · ▂Mi-24D|
|Utility helicopters||IAR 316B|
|Maximum speed||570 m/s|
|Explosive mass||528 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
When using these rockets on the IL-28Sh, it is highly recommended to fire these rockets in short volleys to compensate for the inaccuracy, while preserving rockets and allowing for adjustments in aim. The IL-28Sh can carry 192 of these rockets (12 pods total), but is not recommended to fire in large volleys as it can waste rockets.
The rockets are first fired from the furthest pod from the fuselage.
It is highly recommended to keep the plane levelled due to the placement of the pods.
If these rockets are to be used for the MiG-19PT, it is recommended to expel half of the rockets in a single volley for a target, re-position, and fire the rest on another target.
If there is an SPAA present, it is recommended to expel all rockets in a single volley onto the SPAA, then retreat.
Pros and cons
- Decent penetration (150 mm at 0°), can penetrate roofs with some ease
- Self-destruct after 2 km travel
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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