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Soviet ''Krug'' K211 SA Missile

  • Cold War
  • 1 min

By Crusader1307

The Soviet ''Krug'' (Code Named ''Ganet'' by NATO), was developed in 1957 and deployed in 1965 - as a Medium-High Altitude, Surface to Air Missile System. The System was a Mobile launched Missile, primarily seen as an Air Defense Platform for use within The Soviet Union, against Enemy air attack.

 

Variants are still produced by by (now) Russia. The K211 was 20,000-pounds (Platform and Missiles). Each Missile is 15-feet in length, with a 2-foot diameter. The Tracked System, is crewed by 3 to 5 Soldiers. The Tracked Platform is protected by 2-inches of Armor plating. Powered by a V-12 Diesel, it can produce 520-HP. The K211 has (in it's 1965 Version) an operational range of 25-miles. Ground speeds are 15-mph.

 

The Twin Missiles (Battery). Are solid-fueled boosters (Ramjet) with electrical motors. They can achieve Mach 4 and reach an operational ceiling of 88,000-feet. Either Conventional or Tactical Nuclear Warheads can be deployed. The ''Krug'' was destined for Enemy High Altitude Bombers.

 

The K211 was exported to most ''Warsaw Pact'' (Soviet Allies), throughout the late 1960s thru 1970s. It is still seen in use (in later Versions).