• 23/06/2024 02:03

What do we know about the S-200 system, the “victim” of which is not only the Tu-22M3

Vrance Friday, 19th quarter, Ukraine could liquidate the Russian Litak Tu-22M3. According to the data, it became possible for the modified S-200 air defense system.

What is known about the S-200 system and what else could be destroyed, including the Tu-22M3, – in the materials of RBC-Ukraine.

During the preparation of the material, tributes from Dzherel RBC-Ukraine, Telegram channel GUR, Defense Express, BBC News Ukrainian and the Wikipedia site were consulted.


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What do you know about the S-200

S-200 is a long-range anti-aircraft missile system. Its first versions were fragmented in the 1960s in the USSR. On the cob of the stench, the radius is 160 kilometers.

The Russian Armed Forces were supplied with military equipment in 1967, and from that time on the complex was recognized by many modifications. The Radyansky complex specialists planned that the S-200 would be shot down by American strategic bombers – carrying nuclear weapons. Even smaller and less prominent goals were more important to the liquidation complex. Therefore, the next generation of installations – S-300 and S-400 – was divided.

The S-200 complex has rather poor performance in terms of range and altitude. However, both of them are not located on a commercial vehicle, but on a stationary platform. This platform can only be moved using a special platform along the slats.

A set of equipment with a 5B28 anti-aircraft ceramic missile. It operates on toxic rare fuel and has gigantic dimensions – the rocket's weight is about 11 meters, and its output is 7-8 tons. For leveling, the MIM-104 rocket to the Patriot PPO has a maximum yield of 5 meters and approximately tons.

Rocket characteristics:

  • It has a maximum yield of 11 m and a launch weight of 7.1 tons , of which 3 tons fall on fast-moving missiles (for S-200V);
  • Rocket flight velocity: 700-1200 m/s, depending on the range;
  • Highness of the attack zone: 300 m up to 27 km for early, and up to 40.8 km for later models;
  • depth of the attack zone: from 7 km to 200 km for early, and up to 255 km for later modifications.
  • < /ul> Skilki S-200 May Ukraine

    Ukraine is small 5, and according to other data 6, divisions of S-200, which protected the sky over the entire territory of the country. The warehouse of the skin division must include one battery with 6 launchers.

    Already in 2013, during the presidency of Viktor Yanukovych, the air defense system was removed from the formed Ukrainian army through its “moral and physical old age.” Then the launchers were dismantled, and the missiles were mothballed for storage.

    GUR modernized the S-200

    On April 19, 2024, Ukraine, with the help of the S-200, was able to liquidate the Russian Tu-22M3 aircraft. According to the data from RBC-Ukraine, it became possible to use the S-200 air defense system, which was modified by the Fahivs of the Main Intelligence Directorate of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine.

    Zokrema, it appears that the enemy aircraft was shot down in Distance is approximately 300 kilometers from the territory of Ukraine . In this case, the Main Intelligence Directorate stated that the Tu-22-M3 was liquidated by the same methods that had previously destroyed the Russian flight of distant radar detection and control of the A-50.

    In 2018, the current first defender of the Minister of Defense, Ivan Rusnak, stated that Ukraine was turning over the S-200 from its armored forces. We also believe that there are no problems with anti-aircraft missiles, just like with the toxic rare fuel before them. However, the problem with the updated S-200 is due to the lack of cables necessary for the launchers.

    “To update the S-200, it is necessary to work here before the end. We have missiles. We have The problem is the cable domination for the S-200 system,” he said in an interview with Defense Express.

    According to the words of the great defender of the chief of the general staff of the ZSU, who was once in charge of the PPO system, Igor Romanenko in the Air Force commentary, the Ukrainian military in training went on to practice the use of the S-200 missile itself for ground targets.

    “So and rockets were launched here at the training grounds, and they flew over a distance of more than 600 km. I myself was a witness of this,” he said.

    Please note that Ukraine is small in its ordered modification of the S-200 from the declared range strike against military targets 250-300 km. However, the only thing left to note is that the complexes have been modified and the flight range has been increased to 500-600 km.

    With this nuance, there is a possibility that the S-200 may not be suitable for burying targets and great and powerful radar.

    For more details about the destruction of bombers and missiles, read our material “Ukraine has for the first time lost Tu-22M3 aircraft and X-22 missiles: what is known about them.”

    Read terms and important information about the war between Russia and Ukraine on the RBC-Ukraine channel in Telegram.

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