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MT-LB S8
MT-LB S8
Details
Tier / Class:
6 AFV
Nation:
Ukraine
Dealer:
Special
Cost:
3250 Gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
300
DPM:
8,633
Penetration:
420 mm
Hit Points:
1,860
Hull F/S/R:
20 / 20 / 20
Turret F/S/R:
N/A
Max Speed:
60.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
3.23 s
Hull Traverse:
39.19 deg/s
Camouflage:
40%
Vision:
420 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.189°
Max Cannon Depression:
-10.0/ -10.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
54.25 deg/s

The MT-LB S8 is a tier 6 Premium armored fighting vehicle originating from the Ukraine.

Features[]

  • Invisible movement: motion does not reduce camouflage factor.
  • Designated target: vehicle has the ability to designate targets that are within line of sight and vision range. Designated targetsare called out and takes increased damage.
  • Missile weapons only: this vehicle only had weaponry.
  • Rocket weapon: trajectory does not change after firing.
  • Recon package : this vehicle's recon package provides an improved vision rangewhen stationary.
  • Missile volley: the vehicle May Fire volleys of ATGMs.
  • Smoke generators : generate a smoke screen around the vehicle.

Player Recommendations[]

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • Massive damage output. Great for devastating distracted enemies in close range.
  • Missiles easily damage hard targets, regardless of the heavy front armor
  • Invisible movement
  • Great camo factor
  • Low silhouette
  • Good for peeking thanks to the high up rocket pods
  • Huge clip capacity
  • Great smoke screen

Cons[]

  • No armor
  • Very slow clip reload (1 min)
  • Very long aim time
  • Extremely high recoil if fired on full auto
  • Missiles are NOT guided
  • Abysmal ammo capacity (just 2 clips) so you cant afford to miss
  • No partial clip reload possible

Upgrade Suggestions[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

Armor[]

MT-LB Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 20/20/20 Steel 0/0/0 Steel
Build on the chassis of the light-armored MT-LB, this rocket launcher does not offer any additional protection.


Firepower[]

80mm B8 Launcher
Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
80mm S-8K0 HEAT HEAT Stock 300 420mm 450m/s 60s 40 {{{reloadm}}}s 100rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s No


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
YaMZ-238ND8 300 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60km/h {{{reverse}}} 3.23s {{{0-max}}} 35.63deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Special Ability[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Designate Target
Ability Designate.png
2 s 20 s 50 s The designated target remains visible and receives full damage. Component saving -10%
Crew saves -10%
Camouflage factor -100%


History[]

Class: Indirect Fire Support Vehicle
Developed: 2015
Service: 2015+
Vehicles Built: estimated 10-12
Operators: Ukraine

This strange-looking vehicle was (unlike many other such conversions) officially built in Kharkov to be used by the Armed Forces of Ukraine in the Donbass conflict. It consists of two main components, a Strela-10 hull and two B-8 aircraft rocket pods firing 80mm S-8 rockets. The Strela-10 is a surface-to-air missile system built on the MT-LB universal armored carrier chassis. The idea behind it was to provide the Soviet forces with a highly mobile non-all-weather (and thus more affordable) anti-air capability but the results weren’t as good as the Soviets had hoped and the Strela didn’t see service until 1976. All in all, it saw some use in several conflicts that involved air forces, most notably Operation Desert Storm.

The B-8 unguided missile pod was developed roughly around the same time as the Strela system – for helicopters and ground attack aircraft. There are a number of S-8 rocket types including HE, and HEAT with additional FRAG effect. The pods were widely produced and used all over the Soviet Union. The Ukrainians intended this combination as a makeshift artillery rocket launcher, targeting entire areas instead of specific tanks or objects. The Strela S-8 vehicles appeared first probably around 2015 with a few photos and videos of it firing available on the internet. It’s not known how many were built (perhaps a dozen), but they are most certainly operational.

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