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Marine stories. How to sink a modern Russian-style ship

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This история somewhat out of the general outline, since it concerns matters not as long ago as the Second World War, but nevertheless, the story is more than amazing. And it is amazing how you can make a lot out of nothing, having a head and a desire.


However, we will judge at the end of our story, but it seems to me that Daniel Guillermo Gionko, who was the first to present this story, somewhat even underestimated the merits of his (and our) hero.

Let's get acquainted. Julio Marcelo Perez. Electronic engineer. Our first hero.


Not much is known about Peres. There are more Peres in Argentina than Smirnovs in Russia in percentage terms, and, most importantly, Captain Perez, who died as an admiral, was a person who did not like attention to his person.

The second hero, more precisely, the heroes, is the French engineers and designers from the well-known company Aerospatial, who in the distant 1974 created, as it turned out, a very successful cruise missile Exocet (Flying Fish).


The missile was of a medium range, very maneuverable and could fly very low above the water. In general - a flying fish, as it is. And the fact that Exocet is still relevant and is in service with many countries (modern models, of course), suggests that the missile turned out to be quite.

And if you look at how many ships were sunk by the "Exocets" during the Iran-Iraqi wars ... More than a hundred.

In general, having started churning out their "fish", without even having enough time to test, the French began to "cut the loot". And not only did the sale of MM-1978 ("ship-to-ship") began in 38, the next year Aerospatial also launched the AM-39 air-to-ship air-launched missile on the market. And also in a half-baked state, and even so modestly offering to buy rockets with launch vehicles in load.

It was something new in the world to offer complete cruise missiles and airplanes. But what was, it was. The Dassault-Breguet "Super Еtendard", a supersonic attack aircraft including deck-based, was offered in the load. Everything is normal for us, the whole world, of course, went crazy with such impudence.


But there were also those who liked such an offer. For example, Argentina, which slowly but very confidently depicted a conflict, and not with anyone, but with Great Britain over the Falkland / Malvinas Islands.

The Argentines managed to stock up on MM-38 “Exosets” well and even ordered 15 attack aircraft with AM-39 missiles. But they received only 5 sets out of 15. The British threw a grand diplomatic tantrum to the French and thwarted the deal. Moreover, at the same time, a deal was thwarted for Peru, which also wanted to acquire aircraft with Exocets.

In general, it is logical, what if the Peruvians will share with the Argentines? Who knows, these South Americans, they are ...

Well, to compensate for France's losses, the British bought Exocets (in general, not particularly necessary) in full. 300 pieces. As they say, the French had a business and nothing personal. Do you want our missiles not to be near your enemies? No question, get it.

In Argentina, they are really worried. They realized that things on the other side of the world were arranged by Great Britain so that Argentina began to have problems with supplies. And while the diplomats were bickering and arguing, a whole delegation from Argentina arrived at Aerospatial.

The delegation, let's say, was not only not impressive, it caused laughter among the French. Advanced (45) years for his rank, Captain Julio Perez and two midshipmen (junior lieutenants) Antonio Schucht and Luis Torelli.

Marine stories. How to sink a modern Russian-style ship

In general, the delegates from the third world in the leading French firm did not arouse respect and respect. Yes, they were allowed to idly wander around the company, communicate with staff, even answered questions. Why not answer, well, what do these Argentine herders understand about fine technologies?

True, Captain Perez had a doctorate in engineering, and two midshipmen were his former graduate students and trainees ... And if at the base Perez graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in electronics engineer, then he defended his doctorate in aerospace engineering at the University of Rome. But Perez preferred not to talk about this.

Among other things, Perez worked in the CITEFA missile research and development department, designed and assembled the Exocet MM-38 on various ships of the Argentine Navy, and received AM-39 missiles along with aircraft.

In general, the Argentines walked like simpletons, looked, listened respectfully and shook their mustaches. More precisely, on Perez's mustache. And when they returned, they began to unwind.

Meanwhile, in 1982, Argentina was not doing well in the war. Yes, with the help of AM-39 they managed to send the missile destroyer Sheffield to the bottom and cut the container ship Atlantic Conveyor, which resulted in the loss of a large amount of military equipment to the British.

But all good things come to an end, and the "Exocets" AM-39 are over. Of course, there was nowhere to take the new ones. The British, completely brutalized from losses, began shelling Argentine positions day and night.

And it was here that captain Perez and his students came in handy. Their informal communication (well, yes, drunkenness) with French specialists resulted in the creation of a "you-know-what and sticks" type launcher.

In principle, everything that was at hand was used. The main thing is that the welder is sober and serious. This happens even in Argentina, and therefore something happened. Something was completely ugly, heavy, bulky and awkward.


Yes, it looked creepy. However, this monster could have fired an MM-38 “over there” rocket. Considering that there were much more MM-38 in the warehouses, the initiative was met with applause and pulque.

The computers controlling the Exocets remained on the ships, which were not particularly torn under the blows of the British squadron and submarines. The example of the lost cruiser General Belgrano quickly quenched the warlike fervor of the Argentine sailors. But dismantling a computer that is connected to all working networks of the ship is very difficult. Therefore, Perez coped less costly, but no less efficiently. With a hammer, pry bar and Argentine ...

As a result, he got a monster that is in no way inferior to transforming robots from the near future. Two launch containers with missiles, an inertial platform on gyro stabilizers, a guidance system and a generator to power all this with electricity. Cheap and tasteful.

The guidance system worked on ... radio tubes! Yes, bringing the installation into a combat state took an eternity by the standards of semiconductors, for lamps. However, the Argentines were in no hurry, and therefore speed was not so important. The main thing is to make it work. Oddly enough, this monster worked!

True, in a hurry they did not have time to make a proper horizontal aiming of the entire installation. Therefore, they decided to simply direct the launch containers to a certain sector and just wait for some British ship to enter there. For example, another destroyer that decided to shoot at Port Stanley.

Perez solved the hover issue in a very original way. There was a very serious issue with the software and the conversion of data from the radar: to find the target, they used a pulse-Doppler radar from Westinghouse, and its format was very different from that with which the smart Exocet worked. To sculpt "from what is" is not always convenient and easy.

In addition, the rocket itself required a lot of manipulation in order to get it where it was needed.

For this, Perez, together with his assistants Luis Torelli and Antonio Shugt, did a very decent job. To begin with, they cut all the cables and, using batteries and a tester, determined what signals and in what sequence the computer and the missile control unit were exchanging.

As a result, Perez gathered enough information to manually reprogram the control system.

The rocket had to simply be fooled, to make it believe that the signals it receives on its receivers come from its own radar. And Peres and his comrades have modeled and built a system that mimics the electrical control signals that a real on-board computer sent to the rocket in its original assembly.

The launch protocol has become a masterpiece of improvisation. How it looked in the original: the on-board computer on board the ship twice sent small data packets to the rocket (only 64 bits) and waited for it to return the signal in the same form. Without this, Exocet was not activated. Only then was the working information sent: distance, lift height, quadrant for target search and other parameters.

There was a radar, but not the same. There was no computer at all, it remained on the ship. But the rocket had to be activated and guided, because Peres did it simply: he upgraded the start protocol to fit his conditions, that is, he simply sewed a large packet with data on all search parameters into the activation bag. And without suffering especially, a large package was sent to the rocket three times.

Perez soldered the wires cut during the study by hand, with the help of his sons. As a result, by the evening of May 31, 1982, the mutant with French roots was ready. That is, the tube pribluda generated the necessary signals for the rocket to start and fly somewhere. The missiles were in containers on the launcher and were waiting in the wings.

They say that then Perez crossed himself according to the Catholic tradition and with a sigh said: "Further, the will of God, signors!"

The installation was named "ITB" (Instalación de Tiro Berreta), that is, "Installation for shooting" Beretta ". With a hint of simplicity, reliability and something else.


Then it became clear what he meant.

At first, with God's help, it was not very good. The first launch on a British ship that entered the required quadrant did not come out at all. The rocket ate the installation package, but refused to fly. The engine never started.

Then they began to prepare the second rocket, but the ship had already left, the trajectory of the new flight was calculated unsuccessfully, and the rocket did not reach the target.

The missiles ran out, there were only two of them. I had to wait for another ride.

Then things did not go very well. An enemy ship almost immediately got into the correct quadrant. However, for a reason that remained unclear, the engine of the first rocket did not want to ignite. They began to prepare the second, but in a hurry they miscalculated the trajectory and there was a shortage.

In general, Monday in all its glory. The missiles were delivered only on June 5th. They charged the complex, checked everything that was possible, and began to guard the British.

And they stopped entering the area!

Meanwhile, the launcher was dismantled every morning so that British aerial reconnaissance would not spot the complex, and in the evening it was reassembled!

That's what patience you had to have, isn't it?

The Argentine military went so far as to actually try to lure the British into the launch sector. It turned out, by the way, almost literally. Several people from the northern provinces performed their rituals, where the Guarani and Quechua Indians still cause rain through dancing and sacrifices. So they tried.

And it really helped!

On June 12, at 2:30, the Argentines performed their dances with tambourines, and at 3.15 the radar screamed that there was a goal!

Here's how not to believe in Indian gods ...

The target was the British destroyer Glamorgan with a displacement of 5 tons, sailing about 440 km from the coast, heading towards Port Stanley.


They fired a rocket into the darkness, probably calling everyone to help. And - lo and behold! - It worked! Flash, thunder and white glow - hit!



In general, the British were lucky, otherwise they would be drowned. The watch officer miraculously saw the rocket on the radar screen and managed to turn the ship stern towards it. The Exocet flew into the stern of the destroyer, setting fire to a helicopter in the hangar, killing 13 people and wounding 22. All onboard electronics were disabled. Naturally, the fire started.


But if the Exocet had flown into the center of the hull as planned, then the Glamorgan could have faced the fate of Sheffield.

I must say that two days later, the war ended with the defeat of Argentina. Which was not surprising, to lose to a country, a NATO member, and which is also supported by the United States - this is normal, everything went to that. What could five modern attack aircraft do with five modern missiles?

Nevertheless, the case of Captain Perez did not die out, but, on the contrary, was further developed. And this process started ... the British!

Yes, in the further development of its Excalibur coastal defense system, the British used the experience gained from the Argentines.

And in general, participation in that conflict taught the British a lot. Including the fact that the enemy should not be underestimated.

And our hero Captain Julio Perez retired as Rear Admiral and took up teaching. He died in 2008, leaving behind several textbooks on higher mathematics.

When asked to comment on this story in numerous interviews, Perez always replied, "I was just doing my job."


Admiral Anaya presents Julio Perez with the Effort and Dedication Medal

The case when reason, improvisation and a mountain of unnecessary material, subject to an ardent desire to achieve the goal, can do the impossible.

As it turns out, not only Russians can perform miracles of ingenuity. Although in our history, perhaps, there were more such cases. But about everything in due time.
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  1. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx April 3 2021 03: 41
    -12%
    How to sink a modern Russian-style ship

    Yes, it’s very simple:
    1. Lech from Android.
      Lech from Android. April 3 2021 04: 00
      +42
      This is the easiest option ... the target does not defend, does not maneuver. its coordinates are known in advance ... the dimensions of the target are very convenient ... well, how can you not boast of hitting in sterile conditions.
      And my compliments to Peres hi it was just in incredible conditions that he managed to disable the enemy's military equipment.
      1. Grandfather
        Grandfather April 3 2021 04: 58
        -42%
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        And my compliments to Peres

        he died, he doesn't care ...
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. April 3 2021 05: 06
          +27
          I don't care. smile
          1. Vladimir_2U
            Vladimir_2U April 3 2021 05: 20
            +10
            Quote: Lech from Android.
            I don't care.

            Real el hombre!
      2. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx April 3 2021 09: 33
        -22%
        Quote: Lech from Android.
        This is the easiest option ... the target does not defend, does not maneuver. its coordinates are known in advance ... the dimensions of the target are very convenient ... well, how can you not boast of hitting in sterile conditions.

        Young man! Have you decided to leave me or to show the perfection of your mental abilities? Perhaps a decommissioned ship, docked, is an easy target. Probably, for the BB, the speed of which is 12250 km / h, the difference in speed from 0 km / h to 100 km / h is significant. Only if you are not satisfied with the skill of the Russian pilot and the development of the domestic "defense", you will enjoy a similar process, but with the Americans:
        1. Lech from Android.
          Lech from Android. April 3 2021 10: 51
          +10
          smile I can say the same about the Americans, it is easy and pleasant to hit a target that does not interfere with electronic warfare, does not take an attacking plane at gunpoint ... well, how can you not brag about it.
        2. seregatara1969
          seregatara1969 April 3 2021 12: 32
          +9
          How does a Russian-style ship differ from a non-Russian-style ship? Tell me please
        3. Paragraph Epitafievich Y.
          Paragraph Epitafievich Y. April 3 2021 15: 47
          +16
          Quote: ROSS 42
          Young man! Have you decided to leave me or to show the perfection of your mental abilities?

          Take it easy, take it easy. The "youth" is absolutely right about the "sterile conditions". Why did you run into him?
          Quote: ROSS 42
          if you are not satisfied with the skill of the Russian pilot and the development of the domestic "defense"

          Why take on a show-off? Everyone is happy with everything. And Uranus, emnip, owes not least its appearance to Exoset and the Falklands Conflict.
    2. tlauicol
      tlauicol April 3 2021 06: 04
      +1
      is it a modern ship? 61st year
    3. Maks1995
      Maks1995 April 3 2021 14: 46
      +1
      Is this the most famous video where an empty destroyer also had to be finished off with an aerial bomb under the waterline?
  2. Cowbra
    Cowbra April 3 2021 04: 38
    +14
    Absolutely Russian history. Up to shamanism, but we usually "drive Cheburashka". In all seriousness, the whole pack screams wildly, "Cheburashka, go away."
    An indescribable impression has an indescribable impression on an unprepared person, but in case of hopelessness, it helps, an infection! wassat
    1. Grandfather
      Grandfather April 3 2021 04: 59
      -7
      Quote: Cowbra
      Absolutely Russian history. Up to shamanism, but we usually "drive Cheburashka". In all seriousness, the whole pack screams wildly, "Cheburashka, go away."
      An indescribable impression has an indescribable impression on an unprepared person, but in case of hopelessness, it helps, an infection! wassat

      what drugs were used? wassat
      1. Cowbra
        Cowbra April 3 2021 05: 02
        +8
        It was not in Kazakhstan, drugs do not grow underfoot)))
      2. Lech from Android.
        Lech from Android. April 3 2021 05: 08
        +9
        Do not drink wildfather in the morning ...
  3. Cure72
    Cure72 April 3 2021 06: 32
    +7
    Roman, thank you for another interesting "sea story"!
  4. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins April 3 2021 06: 34
    +1
    It's strange. When I read a monograph about the Air Force in Falkleno - Malvinas conflict, it was indicated that the Argentines had ONLY 10 "exosets"! On the rest, not yet received, France has imposed an embargo. And according to the author - they are a dime a dozen. And confirmation is the miracle of Yudo ...
    That would be the links to the materials to see.
    1. CTABEP
      CTABEP April 3 2021 14: 28
      +5
      5 airborne, 5 shipborne. Everything is roughly beating.
  5. mr.ZinGer
    mr.ZinGer April 3 2021 07: 55
    +5
    An article with interesting facts, but the "boyish" style spoils the overall picture for me, I did not understand about the first unsuccessful application, some kind of repetition.
    At one time I read that the "Exosset" warhead did not work when it hit Sheffield, the ship died because of the fire of the aluminum superstructure caused by the doo.
    1. Eldorado
      Eldorado April 3 2021 11: 03
      +3
      When it hit Sheffield, the rocket did not really explode, the ship was destroyed by fire. "Glamorgan" of the same project, if it got into the side / superstructure, it would have the same fate.
      1. Avior
        Avior April 3 2021 18: 42
        +4
        Sheffield drowned while being towed to England a few days later, the fire was long over by that time, and Sheffield survived it, although no one fought for its survivability. Atlantic.....
      2. Sergey Sfiedu
        Sergey Sfiedu April 3 2021 21: 03
        +2
        "Glamorgan" of the same project
        - completely different ships of different projects.
    2. antivirus
      antivirus April 3 2021 12: 05
      -12%
      Once again about 10 AB - we have enough missile plant capacity for the perimeter - land - and coastal. it makes no sense to build ships and ships. the rocket platforms will be empty.
      after 1 and 2 volleys, it is necessary to reload and so on ad infinitum - there are so many goals in Eurasia that you cannot dump missiles on ships. eamor targets, except for ICBMs - in 17th place.
    3. Alf
      Alf April 3 2021 18: 16
      +1
      Quote: mr.ZinGer
      At one time I read that the "Exosset" warhead did not work when it hit Sheffield, the ship died because of the fire of the aluminum superstructure caused by the doo.

      The rocket for the ship is scary because, in addition to the warhead, there is also burning rocket fuel.
    4. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu April 3 2021 21: 04
      +1
      the ship was killed by an aluminum superstructure fire
      - however, there was no aluminum superstructure on the Sheffield.
      1. mr.ZinGer
        mr.ZinGer April 3 2021 23: 18
        -2
        You are probably right, the English-speaking Internet writes about confusion due to the material of the add-on.
    5. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 5 2021 12: 25
      +2
      Quote: mr.ZinGer
      At one time I read that the "Exosset" warhead did not work when it hit Sheffield, the ship died because of the fire of the aluminum superstructure caused by the doo.

      It was decided to abandon the use of light alloys on the type 42 EM, which was not yet at the design stage, based on the results of fires on "aluminum" ships.
      The ship was destroyed by synthetics - finishing and thermal insulation. It turned out that all this is incombustible only theoretically, but in practice it burns well, moreover, with the release of acrid black smoke. As a result, the emergency parties from other ships that arrived to help Sheffield simply could not get inside - the smoke filled the premises until there was no visibility.
      The second cause of death was the failure of the fire mains and pumps. The highway was broken by shrapnel after being hit by the Exocet. And of the four fire pumps, one was being repaired, the second did not start, the third started up and died immediately, and the fourth alone could not raise the pressure - and after a few hours he also died. And only portable pumps and fire extinguishers remained with the team for the BZZh.
  6. Pavel57
    Pavel57 April 3 2021 08: 49
    +4
    An illustrative story. You need to deeply understand the technique in order to change its areas of application.
  7. Vladimir1155
    Vladimir1155 April 3 2021 09: 27
    +2
    very interesting article, it's a pity that the Argentines did not manage to sink all the British destroyers
  8. Evil 55
    Evil 55 April 3 2021 09: 35
    +7
    An excellent example of the combination of knowledge, courage and self-denial for the lofty goal of serving the Motherland ...
    1. Rzzz
      Rzzz April 6 2021 20: 30
      0
      Well, with self-denial - you turned it down. But for the uncle, honor and respect, he went all out for the sake of viva la Patria, as they say.

      The author is a plus for the elaborate material, and an excellent syllable!
  9. sergo1914
    sergo1914 April 3 2021 09: 50
    +5
    The next story about Shilka, the Egyptians and the unlucky Israeli boat?
    There really is not a medal for Effort and Self-denial. But "Krasnaya Zvezda", in my opinion, has a higher status.
  10. Undecim
    Undecim April 3 2021 10: 00
    +11
    The second hero, more precisely, the heroes, are French engineers and designers from the famous company Aerospatial, who in the distant 1974 created, as it turned out, a very successful cruise missile Exocet
    Exocet is not a cruise missile, but an anti-ship missile, made according to a normal aerodynamic design.
    1. Sergey Sfiedu
      Sergey Sfiedu April 3 2021 21: 07
      +4
      Exocet is not a cruise missile, but an anti-ship missile, made according to a normal aerodynamic design.
      - a matter of taste, of course, but there are wings, and in most sources, anti-ship missiles of this and other types are called winged.
      1. Undecim
        Undecim April 3 2021 21: 50
        +1
        Correct remark, wrong.
  11. ksv36
    ksv36 April 3 2021 10: 37
    +2
    And if you look at how many ships were sunk by the "Exocets" during the Iran-Iraqi wars ... More than a hundred.
    This is together with "Potemkin" and the war of 1905 with the Japanese?
    1. Eldorado
      Eldorado April 3 2021 11: 04
      +3
      The author means "Tanker War".
      The Iranians massively sent oil tankers to the bottom by Exocets. They burned like matches.
      1. Jager
        Jager April 3 2021 17: 15
        -2
        A tanker can also burn out from a "properly" thrown cigarette butt, and from one shell of a "magpie" will generally arrange a local apocalypse. Not like the RCC.
  12. DED_peer_DED
    DED_peer_DED April 3 2021 14: 50
    +21
    At the end of the 80s he worked as a civilian in the TEC of the air regiment in the "RLO Repair" group.
    I made several very serious ratsuhs, about which there are issued certificates.
    Within the walls of the group was a "stand", which was a complete set of assembled radar stations of the Su-27 fighter. The stand was intended for checking blocks and assemblies of fighters removed from the radar systems being repaired. As a rule, the check was carried out "by typing" with the subsequent running of the complex and checking its functioning. But sometimes the boards were stacked on the fly, usually they were boards of different logic and computer boards. After the arrival of the group from the central control center, the boards were brought in packs and began to be checked, for subsequent rejection and handing over to the representatives of the manufacturer.
    The verification procedure was not debugged and was optimized in time by the manufacturer of the complex itself. The station had VERY short periods of time for a possible "plugging" of the boards, after which the complex had to be restarted, followed by waiting and "catching" the moments necessary for the subsequent "plugging". All this took a huge amount of time and effort. Our group kept secret documentation on the complex (according to the order). I had time to study it, study the diagrams and block diagrams of the complex. I set myself the task of achieving a significant increase in the operating time of the stand for "target capture" (this was what was important for testing the operation of the complex and its logic). After studying the circuits, I put forward an idea about the possibility of solving this problem, the place of connection and the logic of the device in front of my father, a radio amateur. Dad didn't even see the diagram in his eyes, but I was able to convey to him the meaning of the idea.
    The diagram of the device lay in front of me after 10 minutes. It consisted of one NE555 timer chip (enemy pr.), Several strapping parts, SHR connectors for connection and two potentiometers as substitutes for a joystick, moving the target marker along the X and Y axes.On the same day, the device was assembled by me in a case from the old block from the Yak-28 RLO and the next day it was delivered to the complex. Compared to the factory implementation of the "target simulator", my box lasted orders of magnitude longer. Factory - seconds, mine - a few minutes.
    Then a ratsukha was issued, for which I received something in the region of 100 rubles.
    Somehow later, a specialist from the Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky entered the group. Seeing the work of the "box", he turned pale and said in a hoarse voice: "Our institutes have been struggling to solve this problem for years, and you ... are sitting here! Give me a diagram ...". The scheme was immediately presented to him by me.
    So, not only in Argentina and Brazil live "Donna Pedro" and the crowd of "wild monkeys". They also met with us.
    But, about our crowd of "wild monkeys" is unlikely to write an article :)
    1. ksv36
      ksv36 April 3 2021 16: 36
      +4
      Respect for you. The radio amateur himself. There are no patents.
    2. Freeman
      Freeman April 3 2021 16: 55
      +6
      DED_peer_DED (Eugene) Today, 14:50
      So, not only in Argentina and Brazil live "Donna Pedro" and the crowd of "wild monkeys". They also met with us.
      But, about our crowd of "wild monkeys" is unlikely to write an article :)


      A huge number of inhabitants of the USSR, who dealt with domestic radio-electronic equipment, inevitably became "technical specialists".
      And yes, it is impossible to write about all of them.

      Somehow later, a specialist from the Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky entered the group. Seeing the work of the "box", he turned pale and said in a hoarse voice: "Our institutes have been struggling to solve this problem for years, but you ... sit here! Give me a diagram ...". The scheme was immediately presented to him by me.



      Threat. This is a joke. laughing
    3. Jager
      Jager April 3 2021 17: 26
      +8
      Our research institute also works.
      The task is to make a starting converter of DGU six months from scratch before handing over to the customer. For the Americans, it was developed for two years by a whole design bureau in one of the world's leading firms.
      We have - one talented leading software engineer, one handy experienced electrician, a burned-out cabinet removed from the locomotive. After 5 months, the head of the department was on a working diesel engine, like Lenin on an armored car and broadcast that we "with the help of matches and acorns" again overtook America. soldier
  13. Avior
    Avior April 3 2021 18: 34
    +4
    ... The second missile countermeasure was the disruption of the auto-tracking of the target by the Exoset homing head after the capture of the object. The attacked ship for 2-4 minutes created a cloud of dipole reflectors at a distance of 2 km directly along the course of the missile's flight. As a result, the cloud, together with the ship, was within the homing head strobe, the rocket was aimed at the snag, and the ship exited it with an anti-missile maneuver.

    The destroyer Glamorgan D-19, which was hit by four Exoset missiles on June 12, 1982, was relatively successful in this way. It was in the coastal area of ​​Port Stanley, the destroyer fired at the Argentines entrenched in the port and missiles in response were fired from ground installations. Three missiles were deceived by the indicated maneuver, and the fourth pierced the left side of the vessel, ricocheting into the hangar

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.topwar.ru/178823-folklendy-82-radiojelektronnaja-borba.html
    The title does not quite correspond to the text of the article, they did not drown anyone with this installation.
    In general, one could give an example even with the British land Harriers, the wiring for the missile launchers of which was fastened with blue electrical tape.
    What could be more ours than wrapped in blue duct tape! smile
  14. Doctor Evil
    Doctor Evil April 3 2021 18: 59
    +7
    The impression is that Skomorokhov has finally read Fedorov's article about electronic warfare in the Falklands War, skimmed through the comments, looked at the "Warhead" and blunder, done, here you go. https://warhead.su/2020/05/29/letuchaya-ryba-zhyoludi-i-palki-kak-argentintsy-raketu-podkovali
  15. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter April 3 2021 19: 32
    -1
    I can of course be mistaken.
    But from what I heard, Argentina had strange ammunition from something.
    Which worked according to the system one - of many. They didn't explode stupidly!
    And this is not good!
    With such a situation, the edge is problematic to drown Chamberlain. request
  16. Undecim
    Undecim April 3 2021 19: 41
    +7
    And if you look at how many ships were sunk by the "Exocets" during the Iran-Iraqi wars ... More than a hundred.
    I wonder from what ceiling the author copied this figure?
    In total, 451 attacks were recorded during the war, of which 283 were by the Iraqi Navy and Air Force, the remaining 168 by Iranian. Most often, tankers were hit. Out of 340 damaged vessels, only 3% were lost. In 1984, the death of 3 ships was registered, in 1986 - 2, and in 1987 - 6. The losses of the crew of the attacked ships turned out to be significant: according to far from complete data - more than 300 people.
    The navies on both sides used harpoon, exoset, and sea killer anti-ship missiles, 40- and 76-mm artillery, rocket launchers and unguided rockets.
  17. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek April 4 2021 09: 09
    +1
    It would be interesting if Argentina turned to the USSR and received fighters of those years and weapons. The only thing I do not remember is the compact anti-ship missiles of that time at the Union. But what kind of Su17 is quite imagine.
  18. certero
    certero April 4 2021 10: 33
    +3
    If the Argentines had a couple of dozen more missiles, the war could have ended differently
  19. xomaNN
    xomaNN April 4 2021 17: 37
    0
    "the need for invention is cunning"! And if this same "need" is an engineer with a doctorate degree and a sharp mind! Well done!
    And we and the Novorossi militias must follow a similar path. Voentorg does not sell everything you need ...
  20. faterdom
    faterdom April 4 2021 18: 15
    +1
    Argentina should have started building socialism, and then they would have been surprised - how many weapons they would have got for free. Leonid Ilyich just lost Chile, and Argentina would be a worthy replacement in the camp, they would not be stingy.
    And so - Pepper is certainly worthy of me, lamp.
  21. Sasha from Uralmash
    Sasha from Uralmash April 4 2021 19: 01
    0
    Good article! Respect and respect the author!
  22. Pavel57
    Pavel57 April 4 2021 21: 13
    +1
    Quote: Zaurbek
    It would be interesting if Argentina turned to the USSR and received fighters of those years and weapons. The only thing I do not remember is the compact anti-ship missiles of that time at the Union. H

    Then they could only have been offered the Tu-16 with the CD, but they would not have been offered. Yet the junta was in power.
    1. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA April 5 2021 12: 36
      +1
      Quote: Pavel57
      Then they could only have been offered the Tu-16 with the CD, but they would not have been offered. Yet the junta was in power.

      Uh-huh ... on the one hand - a bloody military junta, on the other - imperialist aggressors. You will not understand who is worse. smile
  23. Bubuzon
    Bubuzon April 6 2021 16: 26
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    Quote: ROSS 42
    Quote: Lech from Android.
    This is the easiest option ... the target does not defend, does not maneuver. its coordinates are known in advance ... the dimensions of the target are very convenient ... well, how can you not boast of hitting in sterile conditions.

    Young man! Have you decided to leave me or to show the perfection of your mental abilities? Perhaps a decommissioned ship, docked, is an easy target. Probably, for the BB, the speed of which is 12250 km / h, the difference in speed from 0 km / h to 100 km / h is significant. Only if you are not satisfied with the skill of the Russian pilot and the development of the domestic "defense", you will enjoy a similar process, but with the Americans:

    The Americans sank this destroyer for half a day. First anti-ship missiles, then the submarine was fired off by torpedoes, but he still did not want to sink. laughing