Hussite opponents have an air defense system based on a modification of the Soviet R-60 rocket

Hussite opponents have an air defense system based on a modification of the Soviet R-60 rocket

Middle Eastern armed groups continue to showcase their weapons "Homemade", characterized by relatively high efficiency. Among them, the most active are the Ansar Allah units (Yemenite Hussites), as well as their direct opponents - the TGB units (Salafi group controlled by the UAE).


Recall that not so long ago (at the end of November), Hussite units shot down the Apache helicopter of the Saudi Arabian Air Force. At the same time, a number of sources reported that the American-made helicopter was shot down using the Osa air defense system. The Hussites themselves in the accounts of the social networks controlled by them did not give an answer to the question of what weapons they used against the AH-64 Apache.

Meanwhile, it should be noted the appearance in the groups of the Middle East of army complexes of air defense of a very original form. This is a combat module mounted on a Toyota pickup truck. The main shock part of this combat module is a missile, which resembles one of the modifications of the R-60. But the R-60 is an air-to-air guided missile. In this case, how can one talk about its use as a ground defense system?

However, it is worth noting that at one time in the Balkans on the basis of the Soviet R-60 was created RL-2 "Sling" (RL-2 Praka). The transformation of the R-60 into an anti-aircraft missile using a ground-based launcher (towers of a towed anti-aircraft gun) was carried out in Yugoslavia (in 1999) - against the backdrop of NATO bombing. In the RL-2 air defense system, they decided to use the R-60MK missile with some refinement thereof.


Apparently, one of the Yemeni groups (it is alleged that they are opponents of the Hussites from the mentioned TGB) decided to go the same way - use the R-60 modification.

It is noted that this mobile system with a combat module based on the P-60 may prove to be quite effective against strike UAVs that use hussites. But if it suddenly turns out to be the Ansar Allah trophy, then they may well use it against the Saudi aviation (primarily against helicopters).
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  1. MoJloT 25 December 2019 17: 54 New
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    Soviet weapons, however!)
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    2. Dmitry Donskoy 25 December 2019 19: 01 New
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      Cool home-made. The pre-war sight looks especially cool. It would be interesting to see how they shoot from this. repeat
  2. Reserve buildbat 25 December 2019 17: 58 New
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    “However, it is worth noting” that in Yugoslavia in the air defense systems, boosters were added to the R-60 and R-73 missiles, and in the case, as in the photo, this R-60 will fly away not very far, and it’s very unlikely that it will hit somewhere.
    1. Good_Anonymous 25 December 2019 18: 04 New
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      It seems that she was shot down by a Saudi F-15?
      1. Vadim Zhivov 25 December 2019 19: 26 New
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        Ivan wrote correctly! The R-60 engine runs for about five seconds in my opinion ... Maybe I’m a little mistaken .... For a long time I’ve forgot to burn everything ... hi
    2. Nikolaevich I 26 December 2019 00: 42 New
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      Quote: stock buildbat
      in Yugoslavia, in air defense systems, boosters were added to the R-60 and R-73 missiles, and in the case, as in the photo, this R-60 will fly away not very far, and it’s very unlikely that it will hit somewhere.

      And what did these “slings” bring down? request
  3. Fraracol_2 25 December 2019 18: 02 New
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    Why the vizier? For a rough tip? For a controlled application, there must be a fairly serious electronics, which is not particularly visible. I won’t be surprised if it is launched somewhere in an uncontrolled version of this visor as a psychological weapon rather than an air target?
    1. alipes 25 December 2019 23: 38 New
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      If the site is visited by an aviation armament specialist, he can tell in detail in what order to supply 27 volts and what contacts are needed to unscrew the head, put nitrogen on to cool the head and launch the rocket. On the suspension, the rocket easily captures cars crossing taxiing.
      1. Nikolaevich I 26 December 2019 00: 40 New
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        Quote: alipes
        start nitrogen to cool the head and start the rocket.

        R-60s were also delivered to the Middle East with an uncooled photocell ...
  4. Well done 25 December 2019 18: 14 New
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    Kulibins however!

    "What? So it was possible !?" laughing
  5. cniza 25 December 2019 18: 18 New
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    But if it suddenly turns out to be the Ansar Allah trophy, then they may well use it against Saudi aviation (primarily against helicopters).


    As they say to the grandmother, do not go for sure.
  6. voyaka uh 25 December 2019 18: 42 New
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    You won't get bored in the Middle East! laughing
    Barefoot Yemenite Hussites versus Barefoot Saudi Salafis.
    An epic missile battle between Islamic militants in the Arabian desert ...
    Hollywood is resting.
    1. Astra wild 25 December 2019 19: 15 New
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      Dear Voyaka, how do you assess the training of the Hussites and Salafists? You are closer and more visible than me
      1. voyaka uh 25 December 2019 19: 53 New
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        Some supplies Iran, others Saudis and Emirates. But, in principle, they are the same nomadic Bedouin clans. Some are Shiite Husits ​​for the prophets Muhamed and Ali, while others are Sunni Salafis for Muhamed alone.
        Both of them are full of energy and enthusiasm, as we see fellow
        Allah Akbar is shouted by both.
        1. tarakan 25 December 2019 21: 17 New
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          Fuck, used to roam with a herd of sheep, and now with mobile missile launchers like SCAD wassat
        2. Astra wild 26 December 2019 18: 05 New
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          Perhaps the warrior read the tale of Guliver? It describes the war of the two kingdoms over the fact that they could not decide: which side to eat the testicle? I remembered this when you spoke about the conflict between the Hussites and Salafists.
  7. Astra wild 25 December 2019 19: 18 New
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    Quote: voyaka uh
    You won't get bored in the Middle East! laughing
    Barefoot Yemenite Hussites versus Barefoot Saudi Salafis.
    An epic missile battle between Islamic militants in the Arabian desert ...
    Hollywood is resting.

    Goal for invention
  8. Gennady Fomkin 25 December 2019 20: 08 New
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    laughing Not bad for the "shepherds" laughing