Alexander
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Range Of -s-200

Sun Oct 14, 2001 8:35 pm

How long is the range of s-200 ?
They shot tu-154 from a distance of 250 km.
 
LY744
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RE: Range Of -s-200

Mon Oct 15, 2001 12:35 am

Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
 
Contact_tower
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RE: Range Of -s-200

Mon Oct 15, 2001 1:50 am

Anyone know the NATO reporting name for the SA-5? I had a lot of recognition training in the army, but the memory fades away.......... Big grin
 
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Contact_Tower

Mon Oct 15, 2001 2:31 am

You mean "Gammon"?


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RE: Contact_Tower

Mon Oct 15, 2001 4:07 am

Yes, it's the Gammon, didn't the S300 replace it?
If it was a S300 that destroyed the TU-154, although it was near it's published range limit it wasn't exactly dealing with a manoevering target with ECM.
 
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RE: Contact_Tower

Mon Oct 15, 2001 4:44 am

The S-200 (SA-5) is still around. It is a rather unique missile, although the SA-12 (S-300) and SA-10 (S-300) can partially replace it.
BTW, the report says that the missile exploded near the a/c, but did not achieve a direct hit. I wonder why. The Tu-154 is a large target flying at high altitude in a straight line. Even the SA-5 should have achieved a direct hit without any problems. Is it possible that someone recognized the mistake and was trying to fix it? Was the missile even aimed at the Tu-154?

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Alexander
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RE: Range Of -s-200

Mon Oct 15, 2001 11:58 pm

Thanks LY744
And what about triumfs range .
Is it possible to place it in a flanker like a aam?
Crazy fireblade have that idea i don't know where he get it
 
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Contact-tower

Tue Oct 16, 2001 1:50 am

Most missiles have a proximity-fused warhead, designed to explode near the target showering it with lethal fragments, a big missile like a S-200 or S-300 would have a very powerful warhead.
 
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GDB

Tue Oct 16, 2001 5:09 am

Yes, I realize that. Why couldn't the SA-5 hit the Tu-154 directly? It is a large target flying at high altitude with a constant speed and heading.

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RE: GDB

Wed Oct 17, 2001 2:36 am

Flight International has confirmed that is was a SA-5.
Very few SAMs 'hit' their targets, one exception being the British Rapier short-range SAM.
I suppose the SA-5 was fused for proximity blast, so when it got near that big TU-154......

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