The fiery tornado

9K58 "Smerch" (BM-30) — multiple rocket launcher from the family of "Katyusha". Based on 4-axle battle car 9A52-2 (MAZ-543A) or 5-axle 9A52-2T (Tatra 816). Multiple launch rocket system "Smerch" is developed by the Municipal Research and Production Enterprise "Alloy" (Tula). The power and range of "Tornado" to this day has no equal in the world. The deviation does not exceed 10-20 missiles meters, such characteristics are comparable to the high-precision missiles. Prepare for battle "Smerch" after Cueing only takes three minutes. Full salvo — 30 eight seconds. And in a moment the machine is removed from the scene, because the system is virtually invulnerable to enemy return fire.

Armament

9M55K missile with a warhead fragmentation submunitions. Contains 72 combat element bearing 6912 ready-heavy fragments generated for the effective destruction of light and unarmored vehicles of the enemy, and 25,920 ready-light fragments created for the defeat of the enemy, only 32832 fragment. In the 16 shells found ready-525312 fragments, an average of one split of 1.28 m ² area of destruction, part of 672,000 m ²). Intended to engage manpower and unarmored military vehicles in places of their concentration is very effective in open areas in the steppe and desert.

Missile 9M55K.
Missile weight — 800 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight head (9N139) — 243 kg
Weight combat element (9N235) — 1.75 kg
Number of ready-damaging debris — 96 to 4.5 g, 360 g, 0.75
Time self-destruction of projectile — 110
Range greatest — 70,000 m
Range of small — 20,000 m

Missile 9M55K1 submunitions with self. Submunitions 9N142 is 5 homing warheads "Motiv-3M" [1], equipped with dual-band infrared focal seeking target at an angle 300. Any of them can penetrate at an angle of 300 to 700 mm armor, in other words, to hit all the existing and promising armored vehicles. Flawless for the introduction of the open countryside, in the steppe and desert, almost impossible to implement the forest, difficult implementation in the town. Designed to engage the top groups of armored vehicles and tanks.

Missile 9M55K1.
Missile weight — 800 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight head (9N152) — 243 kg
Weight combat element (9N235) — 15 kg
Dimensions combat element — 284h255h186 mm
Weight of explosives in combat element — 4.5 kg
Self-destruct time combat elements — 60
Range greatest — 70,000 m
Range of small — 25,000 m

Missile with a warhead 9M55K4 for anti-mining areas. Each shell contains 25 anti-tank mines, just one salvo install 300 anti-tank mines. Designed for operational remote staging anti-landmines as units before combat materiel, located at the turn of the attack, and in their area of concentration.

Missile 9M55K4
Missile weight — 800 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight head (9N539) — 243 kg
The number of combat troops in the head (anti-tank mines) — 25
Dimensions combat element — 33h84h84
Weight combat element (anti-tank mine) — 4.85 kg
Weight of explosives in combat element (anti-tank mine) — 1.85 kg
Time self-destruction of projectile — 16-24 hours
Range greatest — 70,000 m
Range of small — 20,000 m

9M55K5 missile warhead with a shaped-charge fragmentation submunitions. Cassette 646 comprises a head portion warheads weighing 240 grams having a cylindrical shape (118h43h43 mm). The normal capable of penetrating up to 120 mm of homogeneous armor. Very effective against infantry on the march located in the BTR and BMP. A total of 16 shells contained 10,336 combat troops. Designed to engage the open and covered lightly armored troops and military equipment.

Missile 9M55K5.
Missile weight — 800 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight head (9N176) — 243 kg
Weight combat element (9N235) — 240 g
Range greatest — 70,000 m
Range of small — 20,000 m

Missile 9M55F with detachable high-explosive warhead. Intended to engage manpower, soft-skinned and light armored military vehicles in their places of concentration, failure of command Fri, communications centers and the military-industrial structure.

Jet 9M55K shell.
Missile weight — 810 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight of the head (the index is unknown) — 258 kg
Weight of explosives in the head — 95 kg
Number of ready-damaging debris — 110 50 g
Range greatest — 70,000 m
Range of small — 25,000 m

9M55S missile with a thermobaric head part. The explosion of the 1st shell creates a thermal field with a diameter of up to 25 m (depending on terrain). Temperature field — 10000S above, the existence — more than 1.4 seconds. [2] Intended to engage manpower, open and covered in fortifications open and lightly armored and soft-skinned objects of military equipment. It is very effective in the steppe and desert, a town located on the neholmistoy areas.

Missile 9M55S
Missile weight — 800 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight of the head (the index is unknown) — 243 kg
Weight BB in the head part — 100 kg consistency
Range greatest — 70,000 m
Range low — 25,000 m

Jet shell 9M528 with a high-explosive warhead. Fuse pin, instant and slow action. Intended to engage manpower, soft-skinned and light armored military vehicles in their places of concentration, failure of command Fri, communications centers and the military-industrial structure.

Missile 9M528
Missile weight — 815 kg
Missile length — 7600 mm
Weight of the head (the index is unknown) — 258 kg
Weight of explosives in the head — 95 kg
Number of ready-damaging debris — 880 50 g
Range greatest — 90000 m
Range of small — 25,000 m

Rocket with an unmanned reconnaissance aircraft (UAV). Designed for surveillance for 20 minutes, and virtually invulnerable, as small in size, and is specifically over the target, delivered straight to rocket.

Missile with a UAV
Missile weight — 800 kg
UAV weight — 42 kg
Time solo flight over the target — 30 min
Flight height — 200-600 m
Range greatest — 90000 m
Range of small — 20,000 m

Pros

The versatility, maneuverability, high reliability, accuracy and power. Volley battery of 6 "Smerch" is able to stop the advance of a whole division or kill a small town.

Shortcomings

Overhead and the difficulty of use in local conflicts, which often operates in enemy villages Fri, application for which the "Whirlwind" would lead to their complete destruction.

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