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S-75M


Russian surface-to-air missile. Last production version. Fakel-designed missile; Almaz upgrade offered.

V-750AK, V-750M, and V-750SM versions of the missile, US designations SA-2C, D, E, F Guideline Mod 2, 3, 4, 5.

Maximum range: 30 km (18 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket.

AKA: SA-2C,D,E,F; Volkhov; S-75M; Guideline Mod 2, 3,4,5; Dvina; V-750M.
Location: Moscow, Russian Federation.
Gross mass: 2,400 kg (5,200 lb).
Height: 10.70 m (35.11 ft).
Diameter: 0.64 m (2.09 ft).
Span: 2.50 m (8.20 ft).

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  • 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...
  • S-75 Known in the west as the SA-2 Guideline, this weapon was responsible for the downing of more American aircraft than any missile in history. It was deployed worldwide beginning in 1957, and improvements and updates, many by third parties, continued into the 21st Century. More...
  • missile Guided self-propelled military weapon (as opposed to rocket, an unguided self-propelled weapon). More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Almaz Russian manufacturer of rockets. Almaz Design Bureau, Moscow, Russia. More...
  • Grushin Russian manufacturer of rocket engines and rockets. Fakel Machine Building Design Bureau named for P D Grushin, Khimki, Russia. More...

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