M159 19-tube metallic rocket launcher for helicopter

M159 is an aluminium high-drag, straight cylindrical 19-tube reusable launcher designed for helicopter use. The M159 is equipped with removable universal dual purpose FZ125 detent mechanism enabling to fire FFAR and WA rockets.

It can be fitted with an optional removable rear fairing.

Reference data

  • Document reference : M0139-30-0001-02 Technical Specification of needs and Acceptance Conditions of 2.75in Rocket Launcher M159 MOD.2-1/A
  • NATO stock number (NSN) : 1340-13-118-5752

Mechanical characteristics

  • Outside diameter : 402mm
  • Overall length : 1653 mm
  • Total mass (empty) : 80 kg


  • Firing mode : ripple / single
  • Intervallometry : 80 ms (minimum)
  • Dual purpose : Designed for firing both types of FZ 2.75" FFAR and WA rocket motors
  • Rocket warheads : designed for firing all types of conventional 2.75" FZ rocket warheads equipped with remote set fuze