10 Russian Warrior: Ballistic Missile System Iskander

Russian Warrior: Ballistic Missile System Iskander

Posted on February 16, 2014 by team

The tactical ballistic missile system “Iskander” may hit even very well protected targets in the territory of Europe. It is not only a tool for destruction but a military – political instrument. Only by its presence it may prevent a serious conflict.

Nevertheless it remains to be one of the most mysterious armament systems in Russia and not so much is known about “Iskander”.

Unlike aviation that is restricted by weather conditions and preliminary complex preparation of air operations, missile systems could be used for a nuclear attack immediately and the enemy is unprotected in such a situation.

The Soviet artillery had almost no nuclear weapons before the early 70s, the main carriers of nuclear firepower were tactical ballistic missile systems. For western countries it was very difficult to trace and destroy them.

In 1987 the Kolomna design bureau built a new tactical ballistic missile system that was able to hit well protected targets with both nuclear and ordinary war heads in war conditions, not only during a missile flight but also at the stage of its preparation and occupying a missile site. “Iskander” was that very system.


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10 Responses to “Russian Warrior: Ballistic Missile System Iskander”

  1. haha says:

    Prevent serious war conflict? lol, its a tactical attacking weapon.


    ISKANTAR means Alexander the Grate.

  3. john says:

    A compact system, that apparently works excellently.May it never be used.

  4. Dag says:

    Maybe they should used in Afganistan?

  5. vic almas says:

    Russkys are looky the WEST put food on table and cars on t-road.Nobody want to attac them.I hope will never be used.

  6. Muzzlehatch says:

    It kind of looks like the US “Pershing” system.

  7. Ed says:

    All modern surface launched missile are going to have a similar look. The Pershing 1 was an evolution of the German V-2 (and both had some of the same management). But the US did have a concept for the Pershing II RR that had two short range Pershing 1B missiles on one launcher.

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