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Chirok


Russian surface-to-air missile.

Standard warhead: 1.80 kg (3.90 lb). Maximum range: 23 km (14 mi). Boost Propulsion: Storable liquid rocket, TG-02 kerosene/AK-20F Nitric Acid, 22 kg propellant, Isp=175 s, 3.65 sec burn time, 54 atm Pc. Maximum speed: 4,550 kph (2,820 mph).

Gross mass: 50 kg (110 lb).
Payload: 1.80 kg (3.90 lb).
Height: 2.96 m (9.70 ft).
Diameter: 0.12 m (0.38 ft).
Span: 0.26 m (0.85 ft).
Thrust: 10.39 kN (2,336 lbf).

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See also
  • R-110 Larger caliber Russian version of the German Taifun anti-aircraft barrage rocket. Developed and tested in 1948-1956 and reached the initial production stage, but cancelled due to the inability to produce an economical rocket with the necessary consistent range accuracy for the barrage role. More...
  • Russian SAMs and ABMs Perhaps no missiles ever produced had as much historical influence as the surface-to-air missiles of the Soviet Union. Originally conceived to provide a defence against the American bomber fleets of the early Cold War, they decisively affected the turn of events when they shot down American U-2 reconnaissance aircraft over Russia and Cuba. Soviet-provided missiles accounted for a hundred American aircraft over North Vietnam and set the terms of the air battle. A new generation of missiles presented a huge technological surprise and took an awful toll of Israeli aircraft in the 1973 war. To this day, Russian surface-to-air missiles provide the only defence available to most countries against American bombers, and Russian man-portable anti-aircraft missiles are a major part of the terrorist threat. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Kostin Russian manufacturer of rockets. Kostin Design Bureau, Korolev, Russia. More...

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