Munitions / Air to surface missiles / TRS-190 Strela
Strela, Arrow (nickname)
S-19 (possible late service designation)
1952 - 1956
1956 - 1960's
- UNIT COST
Much cheaper than S-21 rockets
More accurate than free fall bombs
Smaller warhead compared to S-21
Limited combat load per aircraft
The TRS-190 is an early Cold War era unguided aerial rocket of Soviet origin. It was developed alongside the S-21 rocket to provide jet fighters with a more accurate, yet powerful, alternative to bombs for combat air support missions. Unlike the S-21 the TRS-190 was developed for use against ground targets only. This made it a much simpler and cheaper alternative.
The TRS-190 is an unguided aerial rocket that is launched from the smoothbore single tube ORO-190K launcher. The TRS-190 is spin stabilized and has no wings. It has a HE-Frag warhead and an impact fuze.
The TRS-190 was fitted with a HE-Frag warhead of unknown size. Accuracy and effective range are unknown as well. The much wider adoption of contemporary unguided rockets suggests that the performance of the TRS-190 did not meet expectations.
The TRS-190 was used on MiG-15bis, MiG-17F and MiG-19 fighter aircraft. A single ORO-190K launcher can be fitted per hardpoint.
The main user of the TRS-190 was the USSR. The TRS-190 may have been exported in limited numbers to Soviet allies. The S-24 unguided rocket superseded the TRS-190 in Soviet service.
TRS-190: Spin stabilized wingless aerial rocket with impact fuze. Believed to be produced only with HE-Frag warhead.
ORO-190K: Single barrel reusable launch tube for TRS-190. Improved version of the ORO-190 as used during trails.
|Diameter||0.190 m body, no wings|
|Guidance||Unguided, ballistic flight|
|Propulsion||Single-stage solid propellant rocket motor|
|Remarks||ORO-190K launcher is 1.78 m long|