/ S-200 SA-5 air defence missile
S-200 SA-5 air defence missile
The S-200 Angara/Vega/Dubna, NATO reporting name SA-5 Gammon, is a very
long range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system
designed in the 1960s to defend large areas from bomber attack or other
strategic aircraft. Each battalion has 6 single-rail missile launchers for the 10.72 m long missiles
and a fire control radar. It can be linked to other, longer-range radar
Iran acquired several S-200 systems from the Soviet Union in
the late 1980s. Iran purached three units with a total of
10-15 launchers-enough for six sites. Nowadays, the S-200 is considered
obsolete in comparison
with the S-300. Ghareh is Iranian made upgraded copy of SA-5 Gammon with 250 km range. (2)
S-200 uses liquid fuel and liquid oxidizer. The oxidizernitric is AK27
that contains nitric acid 73% with dinitrogen tetroxide 27%. (1)
The oxidizer is corrosive and poisonous. The oxidizer can´t be
stored in the missile and it must be fuelled to the missile before
Square Pair radar in fixed position.
Square Pair radar on trailer. I takes
long time to deconstruct the radar to transport condition.
Irans S-200 on launcher
Irans S-200 missile on transporter.
Irans P-14 early warning VHF radar
Technical drawning of a SA-5 missile. Click to enlarge.
Links to sources:
S-200 in Wikipedia.
Lots of satellite images and information about radars
S-200 in Air Power Australia
P-14 radar in Wikipedia
P-14 radar and other Low Band Surveillance Radars in Air Power Australia
(2) Equipment of Iranian army in Wikipedia.
(1) Liquid-propellant rocket in Wikipedia.