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Russian surface-to-air missile. Anti-tactical ballistic missile; outer-layer defense.

96 missiles per firing unit. Aviation Week gives entirely different masses and dimensions: Length 6.1 m, diameter 0.8 m, total mass 1500 kg. Radars: 9S15MT Obzor-3 Bill Board A target acquisition radar, F band, range 250 km. 9S19 Imbir High Screen target acquisition radar, band, range 175 km. 9S32 Grill Pan target tracking radar, band, range 175 km.

Standard warhead: 150 kg (330 lb). Maximum range: 100 km (60 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Maximum speed: 8,640 kph (5,360 mph). Minimum range: 13 km (8 mi). Floor: 25 m (82 ft).

AKA: SA-12b; Giant; S-300V; 9M82.
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation.
Gross mass: 3,300 kg (7,200 lb).
Payload: 150 kg (330 lb).
Height: 10.00 m (32.00 ft).
Diameter: 0.85 m (2.78 ft).
Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

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  • 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...
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Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Efremov Russian manufacturer of rockets. Efremov Design Bureau, Russia. More...
  • Novator Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Novator NPO, Russia. More...

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