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S-300PMU-1 5V55U

Russian surface-to-air missile. Version of the S-300PMU system for export using the 5V55U missile.

Radars: 64N6 Big Bird target acquisition radar, E/F band, range 300 km. 30N6 Flap Lid B target tracking radar, I/J band, range 200 km. 5N66/76N6 Clam Shell height finding radar, range 120 km.

Standard warhead: 133 kg (293 lb). Maximum range: 90 km (55 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Minimum range: 5.00 km (3.10 mi). Floor: 10 m (32 ft).

AKA: SA-10; Grumble; S-300PMU-1; 5V55U.
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation.
Gross mass: 1,480 kg (3,260 lb).
Payload: 133 kg (293 lb).
Height: 6.98 m (22.91 ft).
Diameter: 0.45 m (1.47 ft).
Span: 1.04 m (3.40 ft).
Apogee: 27 km (16 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
  • 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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