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India launches Prithvi II ballistic missile

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Information Agency Interfax with reference to the indian portal www.firstpost.com reports that India has tested the Prithvi II ballistic missile. This is a single-stage short-range missile on liquid fuel on a mobile launcher. The launch of Prithvi-II was carried out from the Chandipur test site in the state of Odish (eastern part of India). The report says that the flight of a ballistic missile took place over the waters of the Bay of Bengal.


India launches Prithvi II ballistic missile


The launch took place around 9: 40 local time. At the same time, the Indian Defense Ministry planned to launch a second rocket of the same class, but before preparing for the second launch, certain technical problems were identified, and the launch had to be abandoned.

For reference: the Prithvi-II missile is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 250 km (Indian media today write about 350 km). It is equipped with a so-called inertial navigation system that allows you to maneuver in flight.

The missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead weighing up to 1 tons. In this case, the launch mass of the object is about 4,5 tons. The mobile launcher is based on the Tatra vehicle (8x8).

In 2010, the Prithvi II rocket launch at the same Chandipur test site ended in failure. All other launches of the Ministry of Defense of India recognizes successful.
Photos used:
www.firstpost.com
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  2. Mama_Cholli
    Mama_Cholli 18 May 2016 17: 26
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    Pakistan applauds while standing ...
    1. tiredwithall
      tiredwithall 18 May 2016 17: 34
      +1
      Pakistan has its own weapon - the mujahideen. With them, like with cockroaches, ballistic missiles can not be fought.
      1. Mama_Cholli
        Mama_Cholli 18 May 2016 17: 52
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        Quote: tiredwithall
        Pakistan has its own weapon - the mujahideen. With them, like with cockroaches, ballistic missiles can not be fought.

        Each Indian can with a dust, without rockets cannons and machine guns can do.
        True, problems may arise with the release of the first batch, after all, 1.2 lard spray cans ...
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      3. Muvka
        Muvka 18 May 2016 18: 11
        -1
        Well, if you fuck with such a rocket, 2 meatons from each .... There will be nothing left of the Mujahideen. Just for the sake of justice noticed)
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  3. Runx135
    Runx135 18 May 2016 17: 29
    +2
    As much as 250 kilometers !!! Ballistic? Well this is a breakthrough then ... I'm afraid to ask how many Prithvi 1 flew. laughing
    1. Odysseus
      Odysseus 18 May 2016 17: 38
      +1
      Quote: Runx135
      I'm afraid to ask how many Prithvi 1 flew.

      Do not be afraid, ask. At 150. smile
      Well, they have more serious Agni rockets.
      1. Runx135
        Runx135 18 May 2016 17: 59
        +2
        150 kilometers, and the blast wave damaged its own launcher.
        Sorry, could not resist laughing
      2. Runx135
        Runx135 18 May 2016 17: 59
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        150 kilometers, and the blast wave damaged its own launcher.
        Sorry, could not resist laughing
  4. 33 Watcher
    33 Watcher 18 May 2016 17: 49
    +2
    Where is the professor? Let urgently draw a trajectory over Romania! 250-350 km. not much, well, nothing, everything is easily attributed to the insight of NATO-Americans, a matter of the future ... All the same, they are white and fluffy laughing
    1. Odysseus
      Odysseus 18 May 2016 17: 54
      +4
      Quote: Observer 33
      Where is the professor? Let urgently draw a trajectory over Romania! 250-350 km. not much, well, nothing, everything is easily attributed to the insight of the NATO-Americans, a matter of the future.

      Well, what are you ... Indian nuclear weapons are completely kosher and correct, of course, not as kosher as Jewish, but still.
      Well, the missile defense base is against a completely non-kosher and wrong Iranian nuclear weapon and despite the fact that it doesn’t exist smile
  5. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 18 May 2016 17: 50
    +5
    Is it me, or am I seeing a V-2 reincarnation in front of me? "Iskander" giggles quietly in the corner.
    1. 33 Watcher
      33 Watcher 18 May 2016 17: 56
      +1
      Well, the Indians have the same reincarnation ... Here is the reborn Von Braun and has grown up, in time everything just converges. laughing
  6. kotvov
    kotvov 18 May 2016 18: 00
    0
    This is a single-stage liquid-fuel short-range missile on a mobile launcher. ,,
    Well, what can I say. Apparently we have not yet reached solid fuel.
  7. masiya
    masiya 18 May 2016 18: 05
    0
    Well done Hindus, just like North Korea, you have to go straight to your goal, prove your right to exist and sovereignty in the way that suits. Moreover, India is the second country in the world in terms of population.
  8. sounddoc
    sounddoc 18 May 2016 18: 44
    +2
    I am annoyed by one line from the article: "The mobile launcher is based on the Tatra vehicle (8x8)." ????? Maybe all the same, "Tata" ...
    1. dzvero
      dzvero 18 May 2016 19: 19
      +1
      Tatra.
      http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-drdo-tatra-trucks-are-outstanding-1669936
      Probably at one time bought a batch and recycled for launchers. EMNIP just at the beginning of the zero years of the Tatra actively promoted this model in foreign markets. Here are the Indians and fuss.
  9. kind
    kind 18 May 2016 20: 17
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    For reference: the Prithvi-II missile is capable of hitting targets at a distance of up to 250 km (Indian media today write about 350 km). It is equipped with a so-called inertial navigation system that allows you to maneuver in flight.

    the racket is full guano. It is even worse than the Soviet 9K72 Elbrus complex ("Scud" in NATO terminology) of the early 60s. Indian soldiers also seem to have started to cut the budget.
  10. erik cartman
    erik cartman 18 May 2016 22: 56
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    Quote: Odyssey
    Quote: Runx135
    I'm afraid to ask how many Prithvi 1 flew.

    Do not be afraid, ask. At 150. smile
    Well, they have more serious Agni rockets.

    That is, according to the logic of Prithvi 3, it will fly at 350 km.? They would cooperate with North Korea :).