Uncle Tom

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Description

The Uncle Tom rocket (scale is approximate)


The Uncle Tom is a British airborne rocket.

Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

Rocket characteristics
Mass 467 kg
Maximum speed 204 m/s
Explosive mass 51.25 kg
Explosive type TNT
Distance Angle of attack
30° 60°
10 m 86 mm 85 mm 72 mm
100 m 85 mm 84 mm 72 mm
500 m 82 mm 81 mm 72 mm
1,000 m 79 mm 78 mm 72 mm
1,500 m 75 mm 75 mm 72 mm
2,000 m 72 mm 72 mm 72 mm

Effective damage

A direct hit will destroy any tank or light pillbox, as each rocket carries more than 50 kg of TNT.

Comparison with analogues

  • Tiny Tim rocket - The Uncle Tom rockets are a bit less powerful than the American Tiny Tims, with 10 kg less TNT. They also weigh less than Tiny Tims (467 vs 534 kg) but fly slower at 204 m/s (vs 274 m/s for Tiny Tims).
  • Red Angel rocket - Having a similar weight (478 kg), the British Red Angel has around 10 kg less TNT than the Uncle Tom rocket. It flies almost twice faster at 390 m/s and can penetrate up to 168 mm armour.

Usage in battles

Uncle Tom rockets are fired one at a time, and not in pairs like smaller rockets. They are, in practice, not very different from Air-to-ground guided missiles found in high tier vehicles when fired without guidance, and can be used as such against lightly armoured targets with ease. However, they are a bit difficult to aim, and may be challenging to use effectively against heavy and even many medium tanks. When scoring a direct hit, though, these rockets are very rewarding. They are veritable bombs that can be aimed. A hit in the general proximity of an SPAA will destroy the ground vehicle due to overpressure and splash damage.

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Large explosive warhead

Cons:

  • The heavy weight impacts the flight performance of the carrier and limits the number of carried rockets
  • The flight speed is slow

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;
  • references to approximate analogues by other nations and research trees.

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-5KP · S-5M
80 mm  S-8KO · S-8M
82 mm  M-8 · ROS-82 · RBS-82
122 mm  S-13OF
127 mm  S-3K
132 mm  M13 · M-13UK · ROFS-132 · RBS-132
212 mm  S-1of · S-21
240 mm  S-24 · S-24B
420 mm  S-25O
425 mm  TT-250
Britain 
51 mm  RN
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  Type 57-1
90 mm  Type 90-1
130 mm  Type 130-2
France 
68 mm  SNEB type 23 · TDA
100 mm  TBA ECC · TBA Multi-Dart 100 AB
120 mm  T10 140 · T10 151
Sweden 
75 mm  srak m/55 Frida · srak m/57B
81 mm  Oerlikon Typ 3Z 8Dla
135 mm  m/56D · psrak m/70
145 mm  psrak m/49B · Psrak m/49/56
150 mm  srak m/51
180 mm  hprak m/49
Israel 
80 mm  Flz.-Rakete Oerlikon
127 mm  AR