SS-21 Scarab / OTR-21 Tochka-U
Table 2. MOD Commands and Deployments
Total number (active): ~
||Central Military District||
119 Missile Brigade.
2009: 12 Tochka-U
20 Guard Missile Berlin Twice Red Banner Brigade.
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.
Dzhava-Tskhinval (South Ossetia)
4th Guard Vapnyar-Berlin Red Banner Order Suvorov Order Kutuzov Military Base.
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 Missile Brigade.
Kursk distr, Durnevo.
2009: 12 Tochka-U, 2013 rearming to Iskander.
152 Guard Missile Brest-Warsaw Order Lenin Red banner Order Kutuzov Brigade.
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
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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:
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);
- 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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