SA1 was the 1st Soviet anti-aircraft missile in 1951, developed from a WWII German anti-aircraft missile Waterfall.
The system's performance could be regarded as a fixed-base version of MIM-23 Hawk.
The system remained in service until 1982, having made many times of upgrade.
The first V-300...
Soviet SA8 is a short range anti-aircraft missile.
Mass 17.5 tonnes
Length 9.14 m
Width 2.75 m
Height 4.20 m (radar mast stowed)
Crew 5 soldiers
Main armament 6 9M33, 9M33M1, 9M33M2 or 9M33M3 missiles
Engine D20K300 diesel
Ground clearance 400 mm
Operational range 30 km...
Thanks to Mr. Springrose who shared them on a public website, there's a set of 1970s S200 and Obsolete S225 long-range anti-aircraft missile manuals.
S200 is a 180km long-range anti-aircraft missile, which is the largest one in the world.
It was designed to deal with SR71 blackbird.
Soviet SA3 or S125 Dvina Missile was the first solid anti-aircraft missile of the Soviet Union from 1959.
Its early warning system is powered by a very old meter-wave radar P18. In extreme circumstances, it could even guided by a telescope!
Mass 953 kg
Length 6.09 m...
Soviet SA2 or S75 Dvina Missile was the first mobile anti-aircraft missile of the Soviet Union from 1957.
Specifications (V-750 )
Mass 2,300 kg (5,100 lb)
Length 10,600 mm (420 in)
Diameter 700 mm (28 in)
Warhead Frag-HE Warhead
weight 200 kg (440 lb)
Detonation mechanism Command
ARI5919 1960 AIRCRAFT GUARD Radar is a traditional modular aircraft guard radar on bomber, used to detect figher, range: about 33km.
ARI5919 1960 AIRCRAFT GUARD Radar on bomber Operator and Maintenance Manual including wiring diagram, sharing for no profit publicly.
The radar was equivelant...
MIM-23 Hawk Semi-active radar homing air defence missle goverment release manuals including wiring diagram, some of which come from google government free books, others comes from liberatedmanuals.com.
range:25km, missle weight:650kg, speed:900m/s.
Please download the following 18 pdf attachments:
AIM-9D early version anti-aircraft missle goverment public release free manuals including ipc.
From Liberated manuals MIM-72 etc, MIM-72 is the army version land-based AIM-9D.
Aim-9D was an early missle of AIM-9 family, which were used in Vietnam era.
Added Soviet version AIM-9B...
MIM-3 and MIM-14 were US's first Anti-aircraft missles.
MIM-14 long range missle range:150km, missle weight: 9000kg.
Most government released public free manuals from google free books, some of the manuals are scanned by volunteers of the websites:
There're 2 websites that has the manuals best...
SA-18 operator and maintenance manual including theory of operation reproduced from other public website, sharing only for interest and with no profit.
SA-18 of the Soviet Union shares a similar theory of operation with FIM-92, and plays a role like FIM-92 stringer in US army.
I've got a question regarding Munda Point Airfield at New Georgia. I need some more information about this airfield.
Who can help me with the following questions:
- What Japanese defense and armory was there (troops, AA guns,...)?
- Does somebody got more pictures of the defense, and how the...
At the top of Hood's conning tower/citadel, was located her 'air defence platform'. This was equipped with a variety of binoculars, that were used to obtain 'target angles' to enemy aircraft. One of Hood's anti-aircraft guns, is located at the foot of her conning tower: a quadruple 0.5 inch.
Has ISIS, Boko Haram, Taliban etc. made much use of heavy machine guns or automatic cannon for anti-aircraft protection?? Or do they mostly rely on shoulder fired anti-aircraft rockets for protection against air strikes???