This is a cheesy video posted 8 years ago on YouTube, probably filmed in the early 2000's of the Tor-M1, the same version that Iran has at a training excersise by the Russian Forces, built in the early 1990's most likely.. You get an idea of that equipment they had available to them.https://youtu.be/aqi84ZPLNr8
The main question I had untill watching this video is did they have an Infrared Camera connected to the Operator's panel that would give them the oppertunity to identify the target?
Many here kept posting about visual confirmation with someone standing outside with or without binoculars. Well that is pretty unrealistic anyhow.
In the video posted above at about the 1:00 mark we see that the Tor-M1 does have optics, most likely IR but an older generation. At about the 1:30 mark we see a CRT display. My take is back in the late 80's when the system was developed we didn't have cool recognition systems (that I pointed out on the Pantsir, and thought was very usefull) where it would autozoom the target to give you a full screen image to identify what your target is. They probably saw a distant white light on their (not hight tech, LCD) monitor and had seconds to react.
The question I have now is whether or not the SAM crew's means to be able to identify the target (onboard IR camera) were enough to do so and did they use the available resources at hand.
Now we know they had the means, but were these sufficient and were they used?
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on Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:16 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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