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Tor
Russian surface-to-air missile. Mobile, single-vehicle surface-to-air missile system designed to defend army units against low-flying attack aircraft, guided bombs, and cruise missiles.

AKA: 9K330;9M330;Gauntlet;SA-15. Status: Operational 1988. Payload: 15 kg (33 lb). Gross mass: 165 kg (363 lb). Height: 3.50 m (11.40 ft). Diameter: 0.35 m (1.14 ft).

The Tor 9K330 surface-to-air missile system was accepted for use by the land forces in 1988. The system was developed by Antey, with MKB Fakel developing the 9M330 missile. Series engineering was by the Izhersky Electromechanical Factor (IEMZ). Tor was designed to defend military and civilian targets from low-flying attack aircraft, guided bombs, and cruise missiles.

Maximum target speed 2520 kph.

A system consisted of the following vehicles:

  • 9A330 TELAR with 8 missile tubes for Tor
  • 9A331 TELAR with 8 missile tubes for Tor-M
  • 9A331M TELAR with 8 missile tubes for Tor-M1
  • 9T244 reload vehicle with 8 missiles
  • 9T245 transporter with 28 missiles
  • 9V887 maintenance vehicle
  • 9S737 Rangir command post vehicle
Radars: Target acquisition radar, H band, range 25 km. Scrum Half target tracking radar, K band, range 25 km. Maximum speed: 3060km/hr. 10 m minimum altitude.



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Tor 9K331 Russian surface-to-air missile. Tor was later improved to the Tor-M1 (9K331) system with the 9M331 missile.

Country: Russia. Agency: Efremov.

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