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Elbrus missile complexes in the Syrian army

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Rocket complex 9K72 "Elbrus" (known abroad as SS-1С Scud B) - one of the "dinosaurs" in the class of operational-tactical missiles, is still in service with the Syrian army and is still formidable weaponscapable of delivering effective blows at the enemy’s large targets, writes Roman Katkov in his article for Messenger of Mordovia.


Elbrus missile complexes in the Syrian army


“The supply of complexes to its ally, the Soviet Union began 40 years ago. In total, the Syrian army received 18 launchers and approximately two hundred missiles to them. "Elbrus" are made on the chassis of vehicles MAZ-543M. Fuel rocket can deliver a warhead weighing about a ton at a distance of 300 km. Accuracy is 450 m, ”the article says.

According to the author, earlier, “Syria, thanks to its cooperation with the DPRK and Iran, received several hundred modernized missiles with a range of up to 700 km.” It is noted that the increase in range was achieved by reducing the weight of the warhead.

According to Vestnik, "the first combat use of the 9K72 was recorded in December 2012 of the year, then 6 missiles were fired at the enemy." Since that time, the complex has been used quite regularly, causing concern in Washington.



“At present, the Syrians have missiles with both high-explosive and cluster warheads, which are effective for strikes against air bases. Military experts point out that even if the rockets will not be hit quite accurately, in any case, the livelihoods of the military facilities for which they are fired will be completely broken, ”the author writes.
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  1. Cripple cross
    Cripple cross 9 February 2016 13: 11
    11
    More precisely, we need to put the Syrians, something that we need to experience and run in.
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 9 February 2016 13: 16
      +5
      More precisely, we need to put the Syrians, something that we need to experience and run in.

      Prototype drone drones, as an option. Just fight the enemy’s armored vehicles
    2. max702
      max702 9 February 2016 13: 35
      +5
      The article hints that in the event of a ground invasion of Turkey into Syria, this will be used .. They will strike at airfields. bases, and other stationary objects .. But how much ours will help them in this both with the material part and with the specialists will show combat use, but they transparently hinted to all the hot in the region ..
      1. abrakadabre
        abrakadabre 9 February 2016 14: 10
        +6
        But how much ours will help them with this, both materially and specialists will show combat use, but they transparently hinted to all the hot in the region ..
        Yeah. Scud starts with PU, and Caliber gets into the airfield ...
    3. tilovaykrisa
      tilovaykrisa 9 February 2016 14: 19
      0
      Iskander if only but it is unlikely.
  2. musorg
    musorg 9 February 2016 13: 11
    +2
    You can put something newer from us, or put it.
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 9 February 2016 13: 20
      +2
      Now such missile systems are not needed there. The outcome of the war will decide the infantry and armored vehicles, of course, under the guise of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
      In general, well, for the future, Syria, in order to have the right to vote in the region, needs to work on high-precision cruise missiles. Such "ballistics" already scares few people, but "your" analogue of the Kh-555 or 3M-14 is serious bully
      1. VP
        VP 9 February 2016 14: 27
        +4
        Such analogues (high-precision medium and long-range cruise missiles) can develop and produce just a few countries, on the fingers of a bad turner
        1. Wiruz
          Wiruz 9 February 2016 14: 33
          +1
          Well, Iran and Pakistan did not fit to copy the X-55, purchased in Ukraine.
          In addition, I think our specialists can share knowledge with their Syrian colleagues. Strong Syria is the key to stability in the Middle East, our main ally in the region hi
  3. Putinets
    Putinets 9 February 2016 13: 13
    +2
    F-16 Turkey is also the same dinosaurs
  4. PKK
    PKK 9 February 2016 13: 14
    +3
    Hooray! Sergey Pavlovich Korolev! Made a vital thing. Works for the glory of normal peoples. Enemies nervously smoke on the sidelines.
  5. Foresterer
    Foresterer 9 February 2016 13: 15
    +8
    It looks apocalyptic. -450 meters, and still krants? Turks, do not anger Syria, you don’t have to hit with a sledgehammer, it’s enough to hurt her. And certainly stop annoying Russia, otherwise the last dawn will fly. Along with sunset, also the last.
  6. Phantom Revolution
    Phantom Revolution 9 February 2016 13: 17
    +4
    It’s just possible to accidentally trick a couple of missiles into the oil terminals of especially zealous Saudis and Qatari (although I don’t understand why the Hussites do not).
  7. Thrall
    Thrall 9 February 2016 13: 18
    +5
    Saudi air defense today shot down a Qaher-1 rocket (processing Soviet anti-aircraft C-75 for ground targets), launched by Yemenite Hussites
    1. Wiruz
      Wiruz 9 February 2016 13: 23
      +1
      Soviet military-industrial complex rules! good
      We are waiting for the holes in Zamvolt left by the P-15! drinks

      ZY: Although with such a warhead, there is not a hole, but there will be holes laughing ... Or maybe even turn into a "submarine" laughing
      1. the villain
        the villain 9 February 2016 19: 13
        +1
        Quote: Wiruz
        We are waiting for holes in Zamvolta left

        "Accidental", "unknown" as a sea mine from the Second World War, caught in his way good if you want to dream, so without denying yourself anything repeat
      2. magician
        magician 9 February 2016 23: 29
        0
        why so cool, maybe the RPG-7 is enough for him? laughing
    2. rotmistr60
      rotmistr60 9 February 2016 13: 23
      +5
      Judging by the photo, it just didn't work. And the Saudis will praise their air defense.
    3. Alexey RA
      Alexey RA 9 February 2016 13: 44
      +1
      Quote: Thrall
      Saudi air defense today shot down a Qaher-1 rocket (processing Soviet anti-aircraft C-75 for ground targets), launched by Yemenite Hussites

      I wonder how much missiles are used?
  8. salad
    salad 9 February 2016 13: 21
    0
    And again, Fashington’s concern am
  9. 31rus
    31rus 9 February 2016 13: 24
    0
    Dear, good news, to combine as it should be in brigades, help for repairs, "buy" from Iran for more ammunition, well, reconnaissance data will not be a problem, and if the launches are joint with "Tochka", then in general it is possible to seriously "process" hostile objects
    1. padded jacket
      padded jacket 9 February 2016 13: 54
      +5
      Quote: 31rus
      "buy" from Iran for more ammunition

      Iran is supplying Syria (at least before the war) with Fateh-110 complexes, and the Syrians have used them more than once against terrorists
      Range up to 250 km (up to 300 km in the latest version)
      Length 8,768 m
      Diameter 0,616 m
      3620 kg weight
      Warhead 450 kg
      Inertial guidance system

      And the Scuds, of course, must be shot until they are "rotten" because of their age.
      1. glasha3032
        glasha3032 9 February 2016 15: 24
        +1
        Unlike modern ones, they do not "fade" due to age.
  10. Gray 43
    Gray 43 9 February 2016 13: 25
    +1
    Missiles would be more accurate for such a complex and then it will serve for a long time
    1. tolancop
      tolancop 9 February 2016 15: 39
      +1
      Where will it last long? "Elbrus" for its time was a magnificent complex, but today it is hopelessly outdated. Very bulky and with a long preparation time for shooting. At present, while you unfold it, it may well dunk. However, it will do against the barmaleev. But against a serious army - it will not work.
  11. tracker
    tracker 9 February 2016 13: 33
    +1
    in case of an attack by the Turks, use it as efficiently as possible, the complex is old, if disposed of, it’s useful
  12. Hooks
    Hooks 9 February 2016 13: 36
    +1
    For barmalej only the best! "Tornado" and "Point".
  13. Alexez
    Alexez 9 February 2016 13: 50
    +1
    A liquid fuel missile can deliver a warhead weighing about a ton at a range of 300 km. Accuracy - 450 m.

    Americans consider this complex a weapon of mass destruction. It was adopted by the USSR as a carrier of a nuclear warhead (up to 10 kilotons), which actually explains such low accuracy. But high-explosive warheads were exported. In the course of modernization, accuracy was increased to 50 mVAC (R-17VTO). Such copies can be delivered to oneself, anyway they were removed from service, and in Syria they will even come in handy!
  14. Shm
    Shm 9 February 2016 14: 30
    0
    You can’t upgrade them to increase accuracy? 450 meters is too much
    1. gergi
      gergi 9 February 2016 15: 41
      0
      It’s easier to build a new product.
  15. Velizariy
    Velizariy 9 February 2016 14: 47
    +2
    Hussites in Yemen need more of them ...
    1. GELEZNII_KAPUT
      GELEZNII_KAPUT 9 February 2016 19: 35
      0
      Yes, the Hussites know the Saudis with rockets! bully
  16. tacet
    tacet 9 February 2016 15: 32
    -2
    "Roman Katkov writes in his article for the Bulletin of Mordovia." After this phrase, the desire to read was gone.
    1. gergi
      gergi 9 February 2016 15: 41
      0
      Why did you not please the Mordovians? Or are you one of those chosen, burry, and in a lapserdak?
  17. tolancop
    tolancop 9 February 2016 15: 34
    0
    Quote: Alexez
    A liquid fuel missile can deliver a warhead weighing about a ton at a range of 300 km. Accuracy - 450 m.

    Americans consider this complex a weapon of mass destruction. It was adopted by the USSR as a carrier of a nuclear warhead (up to 10 kilotons), which actually explains such low accuracy. But high-explosive warheads were exported. In the course of modernization, accuracy was increased to 50 mVAC (R-17VTO). Such copies can be delivered to oneself, anyway they were removed from service, and in Syria they will even come in handy!

    Low accuracy is explained by the limit of technological capabilities at the time of development, and not by the fact that the R-17 could be equipped with special warheads. With low (by today's standards) accuracy, it was possible to put up with the use of special warheads, and nothing more.
    The modernization of the R-17 was carried out and repeatedly, only IMHO, did not go into the series, since the complex was very outdated. And what can be delivered to the Syrians if the last R-17 was produced by the Votkinsk plant either in 1984 or in 1986? - All storage periods came out a long time ago. And IMHO, the remains were shot back in Chechnya.
    1. zadorin1974
      zadorin1974 9 February 2016 17: 28
      0
      This product was on a pedestal at the first checkpoint until last year. Now VMZ is engaged in assortment and Topol fields.
  18. gergi
    gergi 9 February 2016 15: 39
    +1
    Oh, the communists are insurers! Such an empire was stolen by an incompetent! We still live in the imperial backlog.
  19. Mikhail Krapivin
    Mikhail Krapivin 9 February 2016 15: 53
    +1
    "Military experts note that even if the missiles do not hit quite accurately, in any case, the vital activity of the military objects at which they will be fired will be completely disrupted," the author writes.

    In the light of Turkish military airfields and a possible mess, this is good news.