An S-25 rocket on display.
|Place of origin||Russia|
|Used by||Russian Air Force|
|Variants||S-25-OF (high explosive-fragmentation warhead), S-25-O (fragmentation warhead and radio proximity fuze), S-25-OFM (hardened targets), S-25L (laser-guided)|
|Mass||1,060 lb (480 kg)|
|Length||0.130 in (3.31 mm)|
|Diameter||13 in (340 mm)|
|Su-25, Su-25T, Su-25TM, Su-27, Su-34, Su-35|
The S-25 is a Russian air-to-ground rocket launched from aircraft. It is launched from the O-25 pod which can hold one rocket.
The rocket has four variants:
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