S-24 rocket

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A S-24 on display at MAKS Airshow 2009.

The S-24 is a rocket weapon designed and used by the Soviet Air Force. It remains in use by the Russian Air Force. The name is based on the diameter of the rocket, 240 mm (9.45 in).

The Soviet Union was an early, enthusiastic user of rocket weapons, employing them as early as the 1930s. The S-24B is a very large, powerful unguided weapon and one of a handful of successors to the earlier world war II era BETAB-750DS rockets,.[1]

The S-24B is 2.33 meters (7 ft 8 in) long, with a launch weight of 235 kg (518 lb). It has a 123 kg (271 lb) blast-fragmentation warhead. Its range is about 2-3 kilometers (1.3 - 1.8 miles). The S-24B is carried individually on weapon pylons, rather than in pods.

The rocket is also license produced in Iran as the name of Shafaq[2][3]

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