The Russian S-300 and S-400 Missile Systems

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The Russian S-300 and S-400 Missile Systems

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An expert account of the development, role, and capabilities of the S-300 and S-400 air defence missile systems, key strategic weapons in Putin's Russia.

Few modern missile systems have had such significance as the S-300 family. Highly regarded technically, Russia's most powerful air-defense systems have been a major strategic asset to the country, exported to major powers around the world, and are a key weapon in many international hotspots and in recent wars.

In this book, professional missile systems analyst Steve Zaloga uses his specialist knowledge to assess and analyse them in detail. He explains that the S-300 is, in fact, three systems: the S-300P, designed as a replacement for older Soviet strategic SAM systems, the S-300V, developed to defend against Pershing ballistic missiles, and the S-300F, designed for ship defense. He also considers the supplementary S-350 system and the new-generation S-400 system, deployed in Syria and sold to both China and Turkey. An assessment of the latest S-500 system, designed to counter ballistic missiles and hypersonic cruise missiles, is also provided.

Packed with detailed colour artwork and new photos, this book explains the considerable evolution of the S-300 family, perhaps the world's most famous strategic SAM, over the last three decades.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
ORIGINS
S-300P Biryuza (SA-10A Grumble)
S-300PS Volkhov M6
S-50 Moscow Defense Ring
The second generation: S-300PM Volkhov M-6M (SA-20A Gargoyle)
S-300PMU Export System
Catering to the export market: S-300PMU-2 Favorit (SA-20B Gargoyle)
S-350 Vityaz
The third generation: S-400 Triumf (SA-21A Growler)
The Naval S-300F Fort/Rif (SA-N-6 Grumble)
S-300V (SA-12 Giant/Gladiator)
S-300VM (SA-23)
S-500 Prometey ATBM
ASSESSMENT
FURTHER READING

Product details

Published 16 Feb 2023
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781472853769
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Illustrated throughout with 40 photos and 8 pages of colour illustrations
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 315
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Felipe Rodríguez

Felipe Rodríguez Náñez (aka Felipe Rodna) was born…

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