The S-8 KOM unguided aviation rocket with a holly-charged fragmentation warhead of impact effect is designed for destroying of ground armoured targets (tanks, self-propelled guns, armoured vehicles, armoured personnel carriers ), unarmoured ground targets ( missiles, launchers, radar stations, aircrafts and helicopters on parking places, etc.) , the enemy forces and is used as armament on board the front-line aviation aircrafts.
The rockets are fired from single-loading 20-barrel launching pods of the B-8M1 type with rocket protection against kinetic heating and from launching pods of the B8V20 type.
The rocket consists of warhead and rocket motor, nozzle block and fin assembly covered by casing.
ROCKET TECHNICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Caliber (mm) 80
Rocket Mass (kg) 11.7
Rocket velocity (m/s) 610
Armor penetration (mm) 400
Fragments 3g in weights, >400
Circular error probable ( ‰) ≤3%
Temperature range (º C) -60 ~ +60
Dimensions (mm) 1,830x350x330
4 rockets in a case
Gross weight, kg 71.3
We used cylindrical geometry with two types of propellant grain, Instead of a star geometry and single type of propellant grain, while retaining the same performances.
The rocket propellant, which is used for grain production, is a modern thermoplastic composite propellant with a greater total impulse then the original propellant.
Steel nozzle with ablative material protection has six steel throats same as the original motor.