S-8OFP “Armor Striker”: a new missile from the old family


Launch of armor-piercer missiles


Russian industry completed work on promising unmanaged aviation missile S-8OFP “Armor-piercer”. As it became known the other day, the production of such products has begun and documents are being prepared for their official adoption. All necessary procedures will be completed next year.

The latest news


On May 25, TASS published a statement by Alexander Kochkin, Executive Director of NPK Tekhmash. He said that the concern had manufactured the first batch of promising NAR for use in the framework of pilot military operation and development of combat use. Products are released at the expense of the manufacturer, and he hopes that the Ministry of Defense will begin the necessary activities in the near future.

At the beginning of 2019, the leadership of Techmash announced the completion of state testing of the S-8OFP product and the imminent start of experimental military operation. However, the real timing of the transfer of missiles to the troops has moved. According to A. Kochkin, this is due to a change in the terms of reference. In the very near future, the customer will adjust the requirements, which will allow to continue work.

On May 27, a representative of NPK Tekhmash again revealed some details of current work, this time in an interview for RIANews". The concern is ready to launch production of new NAR in the interests of the aerospace forces. Serial deliveries are scheduled to begin as early as 2021.


B-8M launch block under the wing of the Su-25 attack aircraft

The issue with the terms of reference was successfully resolved, the Ministry of Defense made the necessary changes. Now his task is to prepare documents for the official adoption of the NAR into service, and this work will begin in the coming days. How long it will take is not specified.

A new example of the old family


Recall, the unguided missile S-8OFP "Armor-piercer" is another representative of a fairly old family of aircraft ammunition S-8. The development of this line of NAR has been going on since the mid-sixties, and to date it includes one and a half dozen products for various purposes with different characteristics.

The development of a new version of the old rocket was carried out in the NPO "Splav", which is part of the NPK "Techmash". The latter, in turn, is included in the control circuits of the state corporation Rostec. The main objective of the project was to create a NAR with an increased flight range and a penetrating warhead that was fundamentally new for the family.

The materials for the S-8OFP project were first shown to the public in 2014. After that, the NPO Splav completed the design and brought the missile to testing. For the first time such works were reported in May 2018. Then it was claimed that by the end of the year the Armor Striker would pass state tests. In February 2019, Techmash reported on the successful completion of these events. Soon there was information about the imminent adoption and the launch of the series.

Main differences


The new Armor Striker missile is made in the old S-8 form factor, which ensures compatibility with existing launch blocks. In this case, completely new components and solutions are used that provide a significant increase in the basic characteristics.


B-8V20 on a Mi-24 helicopter

The caliber of the S-8OFP rocket remained the same - 80 mm. The length of the product reaches 1500 mm and generally corresponds to other members of the family. Starting weight - no more than 17 kg. The missile has a cylindrical body with a conical head. The tail unit in the transport position is laid on the body by turning sideways; at launch, it opens, providing the promotion and stabilization of the rocket.

The "armor-piercer" receives a new high-explosive fragmentation warhead of the penetrating type - this particular feature is listed in the "OFP" index. Warhead weighing 9 kg carries more than 2,5 kg of explosive and has a hardened body with an internal notch for the formation of fragments. The warhead is equipped with a dual-mode contact fuse. It can be set to undermine when in contact with the target or with some delay - to break through the barrier and explode behind it.

For the new NAR, a solid propellant rocket engine with improved energy performance and dimensions of previous products has been developed. With its help, a flight is provided for a range of up to 6 km. For comparison, the most advanced modifications of the NAR S-8 have a range of no more than 3-4 km.

Due to the preservation of the old form factor, the S-8OFP product can be used with all existing suspended launch blocks. Similar devices can carry from 7 to 20 missiles. Accordingly, the new NAR can be used by a wide range of domestic aircraft and front-line helicopters. Apparently for the effective use of uncontrollable weapons with altered flight and energy characteristics, additional tuning of fire control systems is required.


Work with S-8 missiles

According to domestic media reports, the Su-25 attack aircraft will receive the new weapons in the first place. It is also intended for attack and multi-purpose helicopters of several types. However, with the supply and implementation of the “Armor Striker” it can become part of a typical combat load and other aircraft capable of using S-8 or other NAR.

Armor-piercing benefits


Uncontrolled aircraft missile S-8OFP "Armor-piercer" is of great interest to the airborne forces in the context of solving a wide range of combat missions. Despite the advent of high-precision systems, NAR remain the most important part of the front-line aviation weapons complex, and the new product expands the range of available ammunition and gives previously missing capabilities.

One of the main advantages of the “Armor Striker” over its predecessor is associated with the new engine. With its help, the firing range increases by 1,5-3 times in comparison with various types of NAR. Due to this, the construction of a combat approach is simplified and the likelihood of a number of enemy anti-aircraft weapons entering the affected zone is reduced. In addition, the new engine compensates for the significant increase in the mass of the rocket itself and its warhead.

The new high-explosive penetrating warhead is several times heavier than the combat equipment of other versions of the S-8 NAR. So, the base S-8 carried a 3,6-kg warhead with 1 kg of explosive. Concrete NAR S-8B and S-8BM carried warheads weighing up to 7,4 kg, but with a reduced charge. The promising "Armor Striker" combines a large mass of charge and warheads in general.

The robust warhead casing provides penetration of various obstacles, which can be used for delayed blasting. There is the possibility of breaking through brick and concrete buildings, earth embankment, etc. Also, S-8OFP becomes an effective tool against lightly armored enemy vehicles. Targets with stronger protection can suffer severe damage to combat effectiveness.


Ammunition transportation. Soon the new NAR S-8OFP will be transported in this way.

The possibility of undermining after breaking through the barrier will be useful when attacking enemy buildings and / or manpower hiding in them. The destruction of such an object using high-explosive fragmentation warheads is associated with a significant expenditure of ammunition, and a penetrating charge can give substantial savings - especially taking into account the relatively low accuracy of NAR.

Accuracy problem


Despite all the innovations, the “Armor Striker” remains an unguided missile, which reduces the possible accuracy of the hit and increases the consumption of ammunition for hitting a small target. As in the case with other NAR, this problem is solved by using modern weapons control systems. A significant part of the Russian Air Force strike aircraft has already received the SVP-24 Gefest sighting and navigation system, which provides increased accuracy for unguided weapons.

According to known data, a radical solution is also being prepared - a guided missile based on the existing NAR. Recently, a project of ammunition with the code "Monolith" regularly appears in the news. According to some reports, this missile is made on the basis of the “Armor Striker” with various design changes, as well as with the introduction of homing tools. Thus, the new "Monolith" will combine the characteristics of NAR with increased accuracy.

According to Techmash, a prototype of the Monolith product will be ready only in 2-3 years, and the base Armor Striker will be released next year. It follows that after 2021, for several years, VKS will be able to use only the uncontrolled version of the S-8OFP - although in the future there will be a wider choice.

Family development


According to recent reports, the latest uncontrolled aircraft missile of the S-8 family has passed the necessary tests, after which it is preparing for experimental military operation and for adoption. At the same time, work continues on its improved version, probably equipped with homing tools.

Thus, the development of the NAR line, which began more than half a century ago, continues to this day and gives the desired results. The concept of an 80-mm unguided rocket has not yet exhausted its capabilities, and the advent of new technologies and components allows its continued development. Thanks to this, already next year our VKS will receive an armor striker product with improved capabilities, and in the future they will have a more perfect and accurate Monolith.
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  1. svp67 29 May 2020 05: 14 New
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    With its help, a flight is provided for a range of up to 6 km.
    That in the current conditions is already "not enough!" "Not much will be!"
    Accuracy problem
    Already the main question now, even in the fight against the "barmaley". Which more and more often "snarl" from MANPADS, and they themselves are covered by the civilian population
    and in the future they are waiting for a more perfect and accurate "Monolith".
    So it is necessary to spend money on their quickest completion and launch in production, and not on the release of an obsolete unguided rocket. So, not only will it be possible to maintain approximate dimensions and weight, then the "Monolith" may be considered for use with UAVs
    1. Nikolaevich I 29 May 2020 06: 10 New
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      Quote: svp67
      With its help, a flight is provided for a range of up to 6 km.
      That in the current conditions is already "not enough!" "It will not be enough

      What do you mean ? belay NARS to send further 6 km? And what "accuracy" will you get? negative No ?! And "do you need it?" stop
      Among other things ... in the article there is a hint that the S-8 "Armor-striker" will become the "ancestor" of the next generation of the S-8 family! And that means that there will also appear corrected models of the new generation S-8 ... As for the Monolith rocket, the article does not quite correctly say about this “product”! The fact that the Monolith and the Armor Striker are being developed as part of the same project does not “guarantee” that the 122 mm Monolith is created on the basis of the 80 mm Armor Striker! There is a long-known and widespread S-13 family! By the way, in addition to the more or less well-known S-13cor from the "Threat" complex, there is also the S-13L, which few people know about ...
      1. svp67 29 May 2020 07: 18 New
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        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        And "do you need it?"

        It seemed to me that I made it clear that such a rocket, or rather spending money on its launch and purchase, is NENANO ...
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        And, therefore, there will appear corrected samples of the new generation S-8 ...

        That's when they appear, then it is necessary to evaluate their "nuance"
        Quote: Nikolaevich I
        The fact that the Monolith and the Armor Striker are being developed as part of the same project does not “guarantee” that the 122 mm Monolith is created on the basis of the 80 mm Armor Striker!

        You tell the author this, it’s not me, but he wrote:
        According to some reports, this missile is made on the basis of the “Armor Striker” with various design changes, as well as with the introduction of homing tools. Thus, the new "Monolith" will combine the characteristics of NAR with increased accuracy.
        1. alexmach 29 May 2020 10: 09 New
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          It seemed to me that I made it clear that such a rocket, or rather spending money on its launch and purchase, is NON ...

          Well, given the amount of equipment armed with NARs, not everything may be so obvious, let there be modern ammunition for them. They also have some kind of tactical niche. But of course I will not argue with the fact that guided precision weapons must be developed.
          1. svp67 29 May 2020 15: 48 New
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            Quote: alexmach
            Well, given the amount of equipment armed with NARs, not everything may be so obvious, let there be modern ammunition for them.

            And how many old S-8s are still in stock? No, if they will remodel new ones from old ones, then please, but especially to do it, there are big doubts
            1. Nikolaevich I 30 May 2020 00: 33 New
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              Quote: svp67
              And how many old S-8s are still in stock? No, if they will remodel new ones from old ones, then please, but especially to do it, there are big doubts

              Short-sighted you reason! Apolitical! In, for example, there have long been installations of the Grad MLRS and to them 122-mm Eres with a range of up to 20 km ... There are and be satisfied! What "rock the boat" next? There are a lot of reserves! But, for some reason, new (!) 122-mm “Eres” with a range of up to 40 km are being created ... and even corrected! There are many stocks, for example, 120 mm mines, 152/155 mm artillery shells ... But, for some reason, new ammunition is created in these calibers, of the same purpose; often, for the same "starters"!
          2. Sky strike fighter 29 May 2020 20: 11 New
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            But of course I will not argue with the fact that guided precision weapons must be developed.


            The monolith will be adjustable and will belong to the class of precision weapons, unlike the S-13.
            The developer recalled that the "Monolith" will be adjustable and will belong to the class of precision weapons, unlike the S-13. He emphasized that the development is being carried out with "Alloy" on an initiative basis.
            In October 2018, the Director General of NPK Tekhmash Vladimir Lepin announced that the development of the Monolith was a continuation of the work on the Armored Striker, but in a different caliber.
            The S-13 missile was designed to destroy aircraft in reinforced concrete shelters, equipment and manpower of the enemy, located in especially strong shelters. Depending on the modification, it is capable of punching up to one meter of reinforced concrete.

            https://m.tvzvezda.ru/news/opk/content/20205271146-xxrkS.html
            1. Nikolaevich I 30 May 2020 00: 04 New
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              Quote: Sky Strike fighter
              The monolith will be adjustable and will belong to the class of precision weapons, unlike the S-13.

              It’s a pity that you didn’t read such a “promise” (and I read ... tongue ): "It is possible that an uncontrolled version of the Monolith will be created ...."hi
        2. gsev 29 May 2020 11: 36 New
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          Quote: svp67
          It seemed to me that I made it clear that such a rocket, or rather spending money on its launch and purchase, is NON ...

          Apparently on the shelves end the old achievements of the era of the USSR. To start modern work, a young man should play with drone, radio control and pyrotechnics from school years calmly. But modern Russian science, which Yeltsin has destroyed, cannot offer anything new. And in order to learn new things, it’s not enough personal devotion to bosses and family ties. It’s easier for a smart person to find work in the USA, Europe, Korea, Vietnam, Tajikistan.
    2. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 07: 46 New
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      Quote: svp67
      That in the current conditions is already "not enough!" "Not much will be!"

      For NAR (with emphasis on the word uncontrollable) 6 km is already above the roof. = _ = No longer Hephaestus will help with a greater distance. In addition, a range of 6 km is sufficient in most cases - almost all MANPADS have a range of up to 5 km.
      Quote: svp67
      So it is necessary to spend money on their quickest completion and launch in production, and not on the release of an obsolete unguided rocket.

      "Armor-striker" is simply very cheap. Monolith will be manageable. Yes, and he has a form factor from S-13 - with its 130mm and under 80kg weight (the S-13 launcher weighs about half a ton, attach a couple of these to a helicopter - there’s no place left for another weapon). Plus, firing from a cannon at a sparrow is also wasteful, you know. Therefore, before, the troops used both S-8 and S-13 in parallel. Each of these NARs has its own tactical niche and its own goals.
      1. svp67 29 May 2020 08: 22 New
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        Quote: Kuroneko
        6 km is already above the roof. = _ = No longer Hephaestus will help with a greater distance. In addition, a range of 6 km is sufficient in most cases - almost all MANPADS have a range of up to 5 km.

        Yeah ... But nothing that:
        - her range is not even 6 km, but up to 6
        - after the launch of the missiles, the aircraft will not deploy instantly in place, but will do so smoothly, just flying into the MANPADS coverage area
        1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 08: 47 New
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          Quote: svp67
          - her range is not even 6 km, but up to 6

          Depends on the attack mode, essno. Angle, altitude, carrier speed.
          Quote: svp67
          after launching missiles, the aircraft will not deploy instantly in place, but will do so smoothly, just flying into the MANPADS coverage area

          Maneuvers to evade enemy MANPADS by helicopter pilots were worked out back in the days of Afghanistan. And also with OLD S-8s (with their range of 3-4 km. And I hope you remember that for all the years of the war, losses percussion Mi-24 (this is important! Because most of the shot down were "trucks", landed / took off troops above the "hell") from MANPADS were very good. small. Almost single.
          1. gsev 29 May 2020 11: 48 New
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            Quote: Kuroneko
            were worked out back in the days of Afghanistan.

            30 years have passed since then. It’s stupid to focus on tactics of carts against IS-3, tactics of MIG-21 against F35. In addition, the Stingers supplied by the Americans were very limited and limited to the Afghans used. In one village of Chamkani, about 5 unused stingers remained at the beginning of the US invasion. No economy can train so many pilots of unguided rocket platforms so that they can overcome modern air defense. And to keep the infrastructure of the bases of such platforms from attacks by drones by a modern state is incredibly expensive to create.
      2. ancient 29 May 2020 12: 15 New
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        Quote: Kuroneko
        No Hephaestus will help with greater distance

        “Hephaestus” both for long range and for “real” .... to one place, since you are making a visual approach to a target from a certain maneuver and all ranges of permitted firing ranges are indicated on your sights or HUD indicators.
        And you start in the mode in the "Opt." Mode with a PZ (usually without a PZ, since it takes less time to aim wink )
        And how are you going to reduce the value of the NAV QUARO with the help of Hephaestus ... with a launch range of a real 2-3 km on a fixed target (where even the lateral component of the wind is not taken into account in the surface layer, since it is not significant)? wink
      3. svp67 29 May 2020 15: 51 New
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        Quote: Kuroneko
        (with emphasis on the word "uncontrollable")

        All of our MLRS are still using "unguided" and the maximum range of their shots is much more than 6 km. So that the problem of accuracy at long ranges can be solved. There are also more problems with the small volume of the ammunition itself, into which more fuel and explosives can no longer be shoved.
    3. Bar1 29 May 2020 09: 22 New
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      6 km is just the zone of all szkr. It is dangerous to fly so close.
      1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 09: 38 New
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        6 km is just the zone of all szkr. It is dangerous to fly so close.

        Of course, if it were my will, I would have ordered all Hermes-A helicopters to shoot alone (a range of 15-18 km is minimum, theoretically - and much more). But not in our country is a printing press issuing "dirty green pieces of paper" (c) Zhirik

        Look at this matter from another, positive side: Earlier, our aircraft (including most recently, in Syria) used the old S-8s with their range of generally 3-4 km (the difference in range depends on the attack mode and carrier - but they flew up already specifically in the area of ​​action of possible MANPADS barmaley, without options), now - it can also hit from SIX km (twice as far!), and these NARs are already almost like S-13 in terms of impact.

        Is it really bad?
        1. Bar1 29 May 2020 11: 17 New
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          Quote: Kuroneko
          Is it really bad?

          not safe enough. We must switch to longer-range missiles. This is a requirement of the time.
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      5-9 30 May 2020 09: 44 New
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      In real life and ATGMs from an aircraft for 6 km, how many times have they fired? Am I in the sense of independently detecting a target, including mobile, and a successful launch?
  2. Vladimir_2U 29 May 2020 05: 27 New
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    Fuel chemists are great, of course, but to consider NAR as a promising weapon is somehow tedious for sincere joy.
    1. user1212 29 May 2020 06: 23 New
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      Quote: Vladimir_2U
      Fuel chemists are great, of course, but to consider NAR as a promising weapon is somehow tedious for sincere joy.

      Most recently, pinstripes with great fanfare presented "gravitational ammunition" - the usual fab, not even adjusted, if I remember correctly
      1. Vladimir_2U 29 May 2020 06: 26 New
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        "gravitational ammunition"
        What, not even a PSA at the same time? Then it’s clear from whom the skakuasy in overwork take an example. But what I mean is that you cannot really name promising NAR.
        1. user1212 29 May 2020 06: 27 New
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          Quote: Vladimir_2U
          But what I mean is that you cannot really name promising NAR.

          The advertisement is engine of the trade. What can you do...
    2. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 07: 55 New
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      but to consider NAR as a promising weapon is somehow strained for sincere joy.

      According to the same scheme, the NAR S-13 is also modernized in the same way - the modernization will be called the "Monolith". But thanks to the caliber and weight of the S-13, the Monolith will already be made manageable (with its size it is quite simple). Making URs from S-8 is clearly not practical. Expensive and with a fairly modest warhead. This is how the cheap NAR - “Armor-striker” is very relevant, approaching the effects of the old S-13 (but with a significantly larger number of missiles in the launch block - the S-13 has only 5 missiles and the S-8 has 20 missiles).
      In general, the S-8 cool pumped. Rarely what kind of modernization so radically raises all the important performance characteristics.
      1. Zaurbek 29 May 2020 08: 03 New
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        In NATO countries, a 70mm hydra has long been made corr. Turks, for example.
        1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 08: 14 New
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          In NATO countries, a 70mm hydra has long been made corr. Turks, for example.

          Well done, cho. Rich people.
          And you keep in mind that managed "Hydras" by form factor are already do not match with uncontrollable (and the range is still lower than that of our "Armor-striker").
          which increases length by 18.5 in (47 cm) and weight by 9 lb (4.1 kg) over the legacy Hydra system. Firing ranges are 1,100-5,000 meters, the former of which can be hit less than 5 seconds after firing.

          New launch blocks are required and all that.
          “Armor-piercer” is a modernization from the category of “cheap and cheerful,” but it really improves the old S-8 at times.
          1. Zaurbek 29 May 2020 08: 31 New
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            An armor-striker is definitely needed. Unlike A10, the 30mm Su25 gun (Mi4P) is not a PT tool ....
            1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 09: 20 New
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              Quote: Zaurbek
              Unlike A10, the 30mm Su25 gun (Mi4P) is not a PT tool ....

              So the difference in the paradigm of creation / application is the same. A10 and did as an "anti-tank attack aircraft", at a time when the West was afraid of Soviet tank hordes rushing to the English Channel. Those. it was initially focused on niche applications. And the "comb" was created according to the concept of the legendary IL-2 - a front-line attack aircraft for general support of troops.
              And I think if the Big Mahach No. 3 does begin, the Su-25 will prove to be significantly more versatile and useful than the A10.
              1. Zaurbek 29 May 2020 12: 15 New
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                Yes. I’m writing about the PT version. The A10 is a fixed 30mm unit, and the Su25 is 80mm NURS ....
  3. a.hamster55 29 May 2020 07: 50 New
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    Of course, the S-8 retained the accuracy of the legendary RS of the Second World War. Flies to that steppe ... And some products are generally on a cunning trajectory but in the right direction. Well, this is for areal purposes, but for point targets there are other URS.
  4. Zaurbek 29 May 2020 08: 01 New
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    I just don’t like the Crocodile with short wings?
    1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 08: 22 New
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      I just don’t like the Crocodile with short wings?

      No. The entire NATO bloc does not like any "crocodiles" - even with short wings, even with long ones.
      “Humpbacked” “rooks” with “combs” - all three words in quotation marks are different nicknames of the Su-25 - they also do not like. = 3
      1. a.hamster55 29 May 2020 08: 44 New
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        Do you say "combs"? And I thought that the "cultivators" ento, for heavy soils.
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          Quote: a.hamster55
          Do you say "combs"?

  5. alex aircraft 29 May 2020 08: 47 New
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    In the photo is not su25 but su25ub, not mi 24, but mi 35. it is unacceptably wrong to call the technique. And in general Ryabov’s articles are continuous graphomania. Endless repetitions, tedious exposition of facts. this is not permissible on this site!
    1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 09: 04 New
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      Quote: alex aircraft
      it is unacceptable to call a technique incorrectly
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      this is not permissible on this site!

      And what do you want, when every now and then by VO newsmen, these pearls are born: "A batch of Sled mortars was sent to the troops."
      https://topwar.ru/171640-v-vojska-otpravlena-partija-minometov-sani.html
      The author doesn’t even distinguish between the 2B11 MORTAR and the MORTAR COMPLEX (which, indeed, is exactly the 2S12A "Sled", but is included И 2B11, И wheel drive for him И Ural). It is only in Khokhlov that the “naked” mortar proudly has its own name - “Hammer” (in fact, it was just the Soviet 2B11 that was spoiled).
      The correct news title should be: "A consignment of" Sani "mortar complexes was sent to the troops."
      But so we live. = _ =
    2. 2 Level Advisor 29 May 2020 11: 59 New
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      And this "As in the case of other NARs, this problem is solved by using modern weapon control systems. A significant part of the Russian Air Force strike aircraft has already received the SVP-24 Hephaestus sighting and navigation system, which ensures an increase in the accuracy of unguided weapons."
      And here Hephaestus and NAR? The author is not even aware that Hephaestus is used for free-falling bombs?
  6. garri-lin 29 May 2020 10: 26 New
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    Confused by the name. Armor-piercing armor. Thought the leading concrete-cumulative cumulative mastered. But no. Why then is such a name deceiving?
    1. Kuroneko 29 May 2020 10: 50 New
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      Quote: garri-lin
      Confused by the name. Armor-piercing armor. Thought the leading concrete-cumulative cumulative mastered. But no. Why then is such a name deceiving?

      Because they now have a really penetrating high-explosive fragmentation. Old S-8s, for example, Afghan duvals did not actually penetrate, it was necessary to crush them with aviation cannons for a long time, or use S-13. In addition, the penetration of lightly armored vehicles is claimed (i.e., upon the fact of everything that is not MBT, TBMP or BMPT).
      1. garri-lin 29 May 2020 13: 11 New
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        The term armor-piercing means overcoming at least some armor. That's why he was puzzled. And against concrete was with 8 BM which punched half a meter of concrete. There were many modifications. And cumulative as well.
  7. iouris 29 May 2020 17: 24 New
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    Wonderful: something else (“dumb”) is achieved through the development of complex guided missiles, will be achieved through the modernization of an unguided missile of the 40s! Cunningly. Still, the question is: how many sorties will be needed to get into one tank? And at night? And with a side wind?
    1. Monar 1 June 2020 08: 11 New
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      Family S-8 is the development of the 40s? And I still thought that this was the end of the 60s.
      And since when did a rocket from a fragmentation warhead become intended to destroy tanks?
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    Well, nothing is new under the moon. In the sense of general. We open Google and look for information about the CANADIAN NURS CRV-7 which has several warhead options including (ATTENTION), Penetrating concrete-piercing, and to the heap and anti-tank flechetnaya, and at the same time semi-armor-piercing high explosive incendiary - RA-70 \ 79 HEISAP. Moreover, already in 2008, a variant of this NURS with a semi-active laser fuel was developed, so the new version of the S-80 is nothing more than a variation on the theme of a 30+ year old Canadian NURS. And the Germans made the PKRny Nurs with a semi-armor-proof warhead optimized against ships. HEISAP (Raufoss Ammunisjonsfabrikker). Information is all from open sources.
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      But why doesn’t it say anything like this in the news ... which has no analogues in the world .... For the old cheap and small racket they made a new engine and warhead, flies further and more precisely, the power is higher, the cheapness for the production of tens of thousands remains .. .