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AA system S-300PMU2 Favorit : excercise in Podněbesnoj

The article deals with PLRS from the S-300P - S-300PMU2 Favorit series. It describes test firings that took place at a shooting range in China during September and October 2008 in connection with a previously signed contract for the supply of PLRS S-300PMU2 to the Army of the People's Republic of China and is a translation from the Russian original published in issue 1 (44) / 2009 online magazine VKO.

AA system S-300PMU2 Favorit : new possibilities

The article deals with the last type of PLRS from the S-300P series - S-300PMU2 Favorit. It describes the basic TTD and the possibilities of this system, the possibilities of modernization of the older type S-300PMU1 to this version and is a translation from the Russian original, which was published in issue 2 (45) / 2009 of the online magazine VKO.

Combat deployment of the S-75 system (Part 1. - Against spies)

The Soviet S-75 system (ie the family of anti-aircraft missile complexes versions SA-75 Dvina, S-75 Děsna and S-75M Volchov) was one of the most widespread missile systems of the past. With a slight exaggeration, we can declare him a "Kalashnikov" among anti-aircraft missiles. His anti-aircraft missiles are, thanks to their graceful shapes, extremely "photogenic" - during the Cold War, photos of these missiles were often in newspapers both in the west and in the eastern bloc. Many less educated journalists use them with gusto as an illustrative photo for articles on ballistic missiles to this day. In a way, they are not far from the truth, these missiles have excellent flight characteristics and aerodynamics, so many countries (eg China, Serbia, Iran, etc.) have adapted them to ballistic missiles, in their country of origin retired missiles serve as flying laboratories. However, it was once a deadly weapon, these complexes served in dozens of countries, fought in a number of wars and shot down hundreds of aircraft.

Combat deployment of the S-75 system (Part 2 - Vietnam 1965-68)

The S-75 system ( in this case the SA-75 Dvina version ) was widely deployed during the conflict in Vietnam. This war became a kind of "Soviet-American shooting range", a kind of verification polygon, where both sides tested new armaments and tactics. It is a substance so rich that I had to divide it into two articles - in this section we will learn about the combat deployment of North Vietnamese anti-aircraft missile complexes in the first phase of the US air offensive - during Operation Rolling Thunder.

Combat deployment of the S-75 system (Part 5 - 80s to the present)

The conclusion of a five-part series of articles on the combat deployment of anti-aircraft missile system S-75. This time we will focus on the conflicts of the end of the 20th century. Although this system was already obsolete at that time, in many countries it still had to be at the forefront ...

Origin and development of AA S–75 (SA-2 Guideline) - Part 1

Anti-aircraft missile system S-75 ( Russian Зенитная ракетная система С-75 ) is the collective name for a large " family " of Soviet anti-aircraft missile complexes, developed and improved since the mid-1950s. In his time, he represented the complete triumph of Soviet missile technology. It was the first operationally deployed anti-aircraft missile system, which, moreover, even today, after almost 60 years of service, remains in the arsenal of many states.

Origin and development of AA S–75 (SA-2 Guideline) - Part 2

Anti-aircraft missile system S-75 ( Russian Зенитная ракетная система С-75 ) is the collective name for a large " family " of Soviet anti-aircraft missile complexes, developed and improved since the mid-1950s. In his time, he represented the complete triumph of Soviet missile technology. It was the first operationally deployed anti-aircraft missile system, which, moreover, even today, after almost 60 years of service, remains in the arsenal of many states.

Russian in the sand and piramids country

The article records the memories of two participants in the Israeli-Egyptian conflict, Soviet officers who commanded the S-125 Neva, and discusses the activities of Soviet specialists and newly created air defense units with Soviet personnel on the territory of Egypt and their action against Israeli aircraft in early August 1970.

The first kill

On October 7, 2009, exactly 50 years will have passed since the event, which, without exaggeration, changed the current view of air operations and the conduct of air warfare. On that day, the first aircraft in the world was shot down by an anti-aircraft missile. This time, however, it was not a training shot down radio-controlled target, such have already taken place earlier and in many countries. This time it was about destroying a "real" target, a real enemy machine.

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