Does any one know this weapon? - Page 2




 
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May 1st, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by Ted
But the cone in the first picture seems different. I am not sure whether this is due to the speed etc. And with the last picture I miss the double tailfin. But it does resemble the sattar-1, so you might be right Phoenix. But why fire it with a Phantom and not a contemporary plane?
Because Iran doesn't have many contemporary planes. Germany still uses them too.

The spike thing in the first pic suggests that it may be anti-armor.
May 1st, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by bulldogg
Judging by the orange neck tie its a formal evening warfare weapon.

I am quite sure after double checking that the missile in question is the Russian Air-to-air missile the AA-8 "Aphid".
Haha, yes it really does look like a tie.
May 2nd, 2006  
bulldogg
 
 
So using your logic about the "spike thing" makes the missile anti-armour, the Hellfire missile and the Maverick would be what anti-play dough?

As for the mix up on the missile I was going off this picture courtesy of Global Security...

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May 2nd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by moving0target
It doesn't look much like anything in the Russian arsenal (at least nothing the Iranians are supposed to have), but I still can't get it to look like any of the Sattar family. There's a vague resemblance to the Sattar-1, but the configuration is still off.

Where'd you get the original picture?
Searching the net
May 2nd, 2006  
Mohmar Deathstrike
 
 
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Originally Posted by bulldogg
So using your logic about the "spike thing" makes the missile anti-armour, the Hellfire missile and the Maverick would be what anti-play dough?

As for the mix up on the missile I was going off this picture courtesy of Global Security...
By my logic a spike makes it anti-armor but not having a spake doesn't not make it anti-armor. It could be anti-armored-dough.
May 2nd, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
The penetration rods are not usually mounted on the front but in the warhead to avoid damage before the propulsion charge can detonate after impact. The spike is either an antenna for radar guidance mode or a barometric arming device. Just my experience and two cents worth since I'm not familiar with the missile.
May 3rd, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 
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Originally Posted by Missileer
The penetration rods are not usually mounted on the front but in the warhead to avoid damage before the propulsion charge can detonate after impact. The spike is either an antenna for radar guidance mode or a barometric arming device. Just my experience and two cents worth since I'm not familiar with the missile.
Good Point!

I'd guess it is the latter one!
May 3rd, 2006  
ASTRALdragon
 
 
Damn that thing is huge!! It looks like it takes the whole wing to hold it! Air to whatever it is missile, it looks like air-to-send your-ass-to-kingdom-come missile.
May 3rd, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
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Originally Posted by ASTRALdragon
Air to whatever it is missile, it looks like air-to-send your-ass-to-kingdom-come missile.
Yeah, no kidding, I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that thing. As the saying goes, "That'll leave a mark."
May 4th, 2006  
phoenix80
 
 

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Originally Posted by AJChenMPH
Yeah, no kidding, I wouldn't want to be on the receiving end of that thing. As the saying goes, "That'll leave a mark."