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53T6
53T6 (ABM-3 Gazelle)
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TypeAnti-ballistic missile
Place of originSoviet Union
Service history
In serviceSince 1995
Used byRussia
WarsCold War
Production history
DesignerNPO Novator Design Bureau
Designed1978[1]
Produced1988[1]
No. built68[1]
VariantsA modernized variant is in service as of July 2018[2]
Specifications
Mass10,000 kg (22,000 lbs)
Length12 m
Diameter1.8 m[3][4][5]
Warheadnuclear 10 kt

Engine2-stage solid fuel
Operational
range
80-100 km[3][6][7][8]
Flight ceiling80-100 km
Maximum speed Mach 17 (20,826 km/h; 12,941 mph)
Launch
platform
silo[9][10]

The 53T6 (NATO reporting name: ABM-3 Gazelle, previously SH-08)[1] is a Russian anti-ballistic missile. Designed in 1978 and in service since 1995,[11] it is a component of the A-135 anti-ballistic missile system.

The missile is able to intercept incoming re-entry vehicles at a distance of 80 km. The 53T6 is a two-stage solid-propellant rocket armed with a 10 kt thermonuclear weapon. The missile is about 10 meters in length and 1.8 meters in diameter. Its launch weight is 10 tons.[1][12]

The 53T6 missile is kept in a silo-based launch container. Prior to launch its cover is blown off.

The missile achieves speeds of approximately Mach 17 (20,826 km/h; 12,941 mph; 5.7849 km/s).[12] Maximal load manoeuvre capability is 210 g longitudinal and 90 g transverse.[5]

Radar support

The Gazelle missile system is supported by the Don-2N Pill Box radar.

See also

Related US missiles

Treaties

References

  1. ^ a b c d e Gazelle (SH-08/ABM-3) Archived 2010-08-09 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Sputnik. "Russian MoD: New Air Defense Missile Succesfully [sic] Test-Fired in Kazakhstan". sputniknews.com. Archived from the original on 2019-05-07. Retrieved .
  3. ^ a b "PRS-1/53T6 antimissile missile complex and A-135/RTTS-181 Cupid / 5ZH60". Tonnel-ufo.ru. Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved .
  4. ^ O'Connor, Sean (12 December 2009). "Russian/Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems". Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ a b "? ? ? ( 1945?.) - - ? ?-135 53?6 - ABM-3 GAZELLE / SH-08". 8 September 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-09-08.
  6. ^ "A-135 SAMOLET (SH-08/ABM-3 GAZELLE)". Archived from the original on 2015-10-29. Retrieved .
  7. ^ Pike, John. "53T6 Gazelle". www.globalsecurity.org. Archived from the original on 2015-06-03. Retrieved .
  8. ^ "Encyclopedia Astronautica Index: 1". www.astronautix.com. Archived from the original on 2015-07-11. Retrieved .
  9. ^ O'Connor, Sean (12 December 2009). "Russian/Soviet Anti-Ballistic Missile Systems". Archived from the original on 21 November 2015. Retrieved 2015.
  10. ^ 53t6 (25 September 2007). "Anti-ballistic missile 53T6 Gazelle Test mission Launch". Archived from the original on 14 September 2015. Retrieved 2015 – via YouTube.
  11. ^ A-135.
  12. ^ a b ? ?-135 Archived 2011-01-03 at the Wayback Machine.

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