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Database / Missiles / tactical msl  / ss-21 scarab / otr-21 tochka-u

SS-21 Scarab / OTR-21 Tochka-U

Total number (active): ~ 48

Used in:

Table 2. MOD Commands and Deployments

  119 RBR Elanskyy Central Military District CENTER

119 Missile Brigade. 2009: 12 Tochka-U

  20 RBR Spassk-Dalnyy Eastern MD EAST

# 92088. 20 Guard Missile Berlin Twice Red Banner Brigade. Address: 692210, Primorie,Spassk-Dal'nyy. 2000: Tochka. 2004 took part in Mobility 2004 exercises. 12.2007 celebrated its 65th anniversary. 2007 commander: col Alexey Sakharov. 2009: 12 Tochka-U. 05.2010 launched Tochka-U.

  4 VB Dzhava-Tskhinval (South Ossetia) 49 A SOUTH

# 66431. 4th Guard Vapnyar-Berlin Red Banner Order Suvorov Order Kutuzov Military Base. Address: 362000, North Ossetia, Vladikavkaz. In fact, Dzhava-Tskhinval (South Ossetia). 693 separate mot bde, ex 693 mot rgt 19 mot div. Planned staff 2009- BM-21 Grad 18, 152 mm 2S3M Akatsia 18, 2B14 Podnos- 24, 82 mm 2B9 Vasilek 12, 100 mm MT-12 Rapira 12, 9P149 Shturm-S 12, 9A10M1 Buk-M1 6, 9A34(35) Strela-10 6, 2S6M Tunguska 6. 41(82) T-72/90?, 120 BMP-2. 06.2009 Kavkaz-2009 exercises. 03.2011 field exercises. 07.2011 field exercises. 09.2011 tanks field exercises.

  448 RBR Durnevo 20 A WEST

# 35535. 448 Missile Brigade. Address: Kursk distr, Durnevo. 2009: 12 Tochka-U, 2013 rearming to Iskander.

  152 RBR Chernyakhovsk Coastal Troops WEST

# 54229. 152 Guard Missile Brest-Warsaw Order Lenin Red banner Order Kutuzov Brigade. Address: Kaliningrad distr, Chernyakhovsk. 187 pers., 12 Tochka-U. Feb 19, 2006 visited by Kaliningrad Governor Georgy Boos. 10.2009 successfully destroyed target by Tochka.

Type: Short-range ballistic missile
Year: 1976
Range (miles): 45
Weight (lbs): 4440
Lenght (ft): 21.1
Diameter (ft): 2
Launch range, km 120
missile, kg 2,010
warhead, kg 480
SPL, t 18
SPL chassis three-axle, cross-country, amphibious
Number of missiles carried:
transloader 2
transporter 2 (4 warheads)


Tactical nuclear weapons
Soviet tactical nuclear arsenal included warheads for "Surface-to-Surface" missiles "Skad", "Frog", SS-20, SS-21 in number of 4.300 warheads; the artillery projectiles and mines for mortar of the calibre 152 mm, 203 mm, 240 mm - up to 2.000 warheads; the missiles "Air-to-Surface" (AS-2, -4, ...[+]

The system is designed to effectively defeat critical targets in the tactical depth of the enemy battle formation.

- solid-propellant missiles with submunition warhead and with HEF warhead;
- self-propelled launcher (SPL);
- transloader;
- transporter;
- automated test vehicle;
- maintenance vehicle;
- arsenal equipment set;
- missile and warhead containers.

The single-stage solid-propellant missile with an inseparable warhead is inertially controlled throughout its flight path. The self-propelled launcher determines the coordinates of its location, performs the prelaunch preparation and laying of a missile, computes the flight mission data and launches the missile from a deployed fire position with the crew staying in the cabin.

The transloader is designed to carry missiles, perform loading and unloading operations and to mate warheads to missiles.


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