posted on Oct, 10 2012 @ 08:04 PM
reply to post by BIHOTZ
I agree with you entirely and I've read my share of stories suggesting that China may have been back dealing S-300 variants to Iran. Who knows....
Iran had some on display but they also looked a bit like assembled 55 gallon drums painted to look like the missile tubes. Truth is the only thing
that is hard to find these days....
What scares me about the latest generation 300 and the line of 400's is how they are designed. It's the true Russian philosophy and that's not
good. Make it simple....in fact, make it idiot proof...make it work every time and make it kill. The Russians are damn good at that. The AK- literally
is a record holder to prove it.. lol...
On these though.. It's not funny.
If the enemy had Patriot Batteries, I would't worry. They'd screw 'em up with bad maintenance or human error.
The selling point on these though, if you really dig a bit, is they are Self-Contained and Sealed units so they are as close to 0 maintenance in the
field as the design could make them. They are also 'wheels rolling' to actual launch on a newly acquired target in a matter of minutes.
one of their key export selling points as I found in material made for that too.
Umm...That is a little trick OUR main line Anti-Air systems can't do that I know of. At least everything I read last year on this kept going over how
that was a huge thing. The driving down the road to actual shooting time.