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217/II
Russian surface-to-air missile. The 217 was a version of the V-300 with a variable thrust engine. Entered production.

Isayev and D D Sevruk at OKB-3 of NII-88 developed competing engine designs. In 1958, before development was completed, Sevruk's operation was closed down and his staff combined with Isayev's. Isayev considered his S5.1 design in a more advanced stage of development than Sevruk's S3.42A, so the Sevruk design was cancelled. The missile with the modified engine completed factory trials in 1958 and was accepted for PVO service in combination with the B-200M improved radar and other S-25 system elements. The new engine significantly increased the missile's performance, and this was the first version with hypersonic flight capability.

Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket, AK-20I/TG-02 OT-155, pump-fed. Cruise Thrust: 166.000 kN (37,318 lbf). Cruise Thrust: 17,000 kgf.

Thrust: 166.00 kN (37,318 lbf).

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Associated Engines
  • S3.42A Sevruk rocket engine. 166 kN. 217. Out of Production. More...
  • S5.1 Isayev Nitric acid/Amine rocket engine. 167 kN. SAM-missiles 217M and 218. Out of Production. Designation unknown. More...

See also
  • Russian SAMs and ABMs Perhaps no missiles ever produced had as much historical influence as the surface-to-air missiles of the Soviet Union. Originally conceived to provide a defence against the American bomber fleets of the early Cold War, they decisively affected the turn of events when they shot down American U-2 reconnaissance aircraft over Russia and Cuba. Soviet-provided missiles accounted for a hundred American aircraft over North Vietnam and set the terms of the air battle. A new generation of missiles presented a huge technological surprise and took an awful toll of Israeli aircraft in the 1973 war. To this day, Russian surface-to-air missiles provide the only defence available to most countries against American bombers, and Russian man-portable anti-aircraft missiles are a major part of the terrorist threat. More...
  • S-25 First surface-to-air missile deployed by the Soviet Union. Under a crash program ordered by Stalin, development began in 1951, first guided launch was in 1953, and by 1956, 2,640 launchers were deployed in defence of Moscow. The system was upgraded with improved missiles and ground systems into the 1960's. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Almaz Russian manufacturer of rockets. Almaz Design Bureau, Moscow, Russia. More...
  • Grushin Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Fakel Machine Building Design Bureau named for P D Grushin, Khimki, Russia. More...

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