The S-5KP is a 57 mm unguided rocket. This variant includes a shaped charge warhead and a wound wire fragmentation sleeve. The improved shaped charge is capable of penetrating 250 mm of RHA.
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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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