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V-753
Part of S-75 Family
Russian surface-to-air missile. Naval version of the SA-2 Guideline. Installed on the test cruiser Dzerzhinsky 1958-1982. Not adopted for fleet use due to the missile's liquid propellants, but exploited for its unique capability, including ability to intercept targets travelling at up to 2300 kph

AKA: Guideline; M-2; SA-N-2; Volkhov-M. Payload: 130 kg (280 lb). Gross mass: 2,300 kg (5,000 lb). Height: 10.40 m (34.10 ft). Apogee: 30 km (18 mi).

Development of a naval surface-to-air missile M-2 Volkhov-M on the basis of the land-based S-75 Dvina in 1955. It was only emplaced as an experimental installation on the test cruiser Dzerzhinsky. The Dzerzhinsky had gone into service in 1952. Under special project 7OE it was converted to surface-to-air missile capability in 1957-1958. The M-2 installation included ten V-753 missiles. The system completed qualification tests in August 1961. Problems associated with the handling of liquid propellants aboard a surface ship led to it not being installed in other vessels. Although not accepted for use throughout the fleet, the unique capability of the system led to it staying in service for over twenty years. The Dzerzhinsky was dispatched to provide protection to Egypt during the 1973 war, and was finally retired from service in 1982 and scrapped in 1988.

Maximum range: 43 km (26 mi). Boost Propulsion: Solid rocket. Cruise engine: Liquid Rocket. Minimum range: 3.00 km (1.80 mi). Initial Operational Capability: 1958. Floor: 400 m (1,310 ft).

Family: ship-launched, surface-to-air. Country: Russia. Agency: Almaz bureau, Grushin.



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