Transport, aviation and fighting vehicles by Andrew Pantele

The Matra R422 missile

The Matra R422 missile is a semi-active electromagnetically guided surface-to-air missile designed by Matra (France) in the 1950s.

The R422 was developed by Matra as part of the French army’s SA20 program for long-range surface-to-air (SALP). It was then in competition with DEFA PARCA and SNCASE SE.4400. It had to be able to intercept bombers flying …

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Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: concept object 757 with PTRK “Rubin”. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Armored fighting vehicles of the USSR: concept object 757 with PTRK “Rubin”. Developed in design bureaus at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant. In 1959, the only prototype was produced. The experimental tank was designed for shooting guided missiles PTRK “Rubin”. The sample passed factory and polygon tests, however, in 1961 the work on the machine was …

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Missile defense systems: the 2K11 Krug is a Soviet and now Russian medium-range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system

Missile defense systems: the 2K11 Krug is a Soviet and now Russian medium-range, medium-to-high altitude surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. The system was designed by NPO Novator and produced by Kalinin Machine Building Plant. NATO classification – SA-4 Ganef. The complex is designed to engage all types of aircraft at speeds of up to 700 m …

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The Soviet anti-aircraft missile system Strela-10 (9 A35). Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

The Soviet anti-aircraft missile system Strela-10 (9 A35). The complex is designed to  cover ground forces in all types of combat, as well as small-sized military and civilian targets from low-flying weapons (airplanes, helicopters, missiles, drones). The machine can fight against all targets both autonomously and in a centralized management system.

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Missile defense systems: the S-25 missile system with a 3RS (B-300) missile. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Missile defense systems: the S-25 missile system with a 3RS (B-300) missile. The system was designed for Moscow’s air defense. The S-25 system consisted of 56 stationary anti-aircraft missile systems, deployed in the form of two rings around Moscow. Each complex of 60 B-300 missiles in one sector was able to detect and conduct simultaneously …

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Strategic cruise missiles: the Soviet Meteorite-A. Vadim Zadorozhny’s Museum of Equipment, Russia

Strategic cruise missiles: the Soviet Meteorite-A. Designed to defeat strategic facilities. Developed in the NPO “Mechanical Engineering”. In 1984, work on the avia version was finished. The sea version had been being developed until 1989, however, due to economic reasons, the model had not entered the service with the Soviet Army

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Long-range SAM systems: the S-300 (NATO classification SA-10 Grumble). The museum of the Soviet Army, Moscow

The S-300 (NATO classification SA-10 Grumble) is a series of initially Soviet and later Russian long range surface-to-air missile systems produced by NPO Almaz, based on the initial S-300P version. The S-300 system was developed to defend against aircraft and cruise missiles for the Soviet Air Defence Forces. The museum of the Soviet Army, Moscow

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