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2019-06-09 Caucasus/Russia/Central Asia
Video of reloading a S-300
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Posted by 3dc 2019-06-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6466 views ]  Top

#1 So, it looks like the time to hit one of these is during the reload phase.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-09 06:28||   2019-06-09 06:28|| Front Page Top

#2 M. Murcek,

You have no idea how right you are. I'm hearing that it takes almost three hours to completely reload a 300 or 400, and it's ALWAYS going to need to have all four tubes reloaded - the default setting for launching is two missiles at a time; you have to specifically override it to launch just one. It's unlikely at best that a Soviet/Syrian/Iranian/Generic Middle Eastern Bad Guy is going to do that, especially as Doctrine And Training says you launch two (not to mention spray and pray is pretty much unbreakable tradition in the Middle Eastern customers' countries) - having to explain to the boss why somebody got past one is probably going to lead to you having a case of the dead.

Mike
Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2019-06-09 06:58||   2019-06-09 06:58|| Front Page Top

#3 Both good thoughts.
However, the crane is a vulnerable single point of failure. No loads or reloads without it.
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-09 07:36||   2019-06-09 07:36|| Front Page Top

#4 Once the SEAD mission moves to drone swarms backed up by a UCAV loaded with HARMs nobody will be able to field enough of these to matter.
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-06-09 08:40||   2019-06-09 08:40|| Front Page Top

#5 Meanwhile, as the battle rages, the REMF pogies take their time ...
Posted by AlmostAnonymous5839 2019-06-09 12:05||   2019-06-09 12:05|| Front Page Top

#6 Once the SEAD mission moves to drone swarms backed up by a UCAV loaded with HARMs nobody will be able to field enough of these to matter.

My thought exactly!

If I may, for the non-War Nerds in the crowd:
Once the ENEMY AIR DEFENSE SUPPRESSION mission moves to drone swarms backed up by a UNMANNED COMBAT DRONE loaded with ANTI-RADAR MISSILES, nobody will be able to field enough of these to matter.

Apologies if that seems condescending, but this is important. Drone swarms, particularly autonomous ones, are a huge game-changer. Coming to a war theater near you.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-09 12:30||   2019-06-09 12:30|| Front Page Top

#7 Looks like this one is broke. The crank is missing.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-06-09 14:26||   2019-06-09 14:26|| Front Page Top

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