What man portable surface to air missile is an improved version of the SA-18?
9K38 Igla, SA-16 Gimlet
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A missile fired from the surface (ie the ground) intended to hit a target in the air (ie a plane) . A missle fired on the ground that seeks out an airborne target.
Royal Navy submarine
Gravity is pulling the projectile down steadily; the further it climbs, the more resistance it's recieving, it begins to slow down, as with any projectile.
They are typically referred to as SAMs. The Nike was the first one developed in the US. It was designed to shoot down ICBMs being fired at US targets..
Some can fly at Mach 3-6 while anti-ballistic missiles can achieve Mach 10
Lots and lots. ICBMs and IRBMs are both types, as well as a wide range of anti-ship missiles, land attack cruise missiles, and other more eccentric varieties.
SAMs (Surface to Air Missiles) which gained notoriety during the Vietnam War (shooting down B-52 bombers/and fighter bombers) are for air defense and are part of the air defen…se system; as were deployed by North Vietnam during the war. ICBMs (Inter-Continental Ballistic Missiles=Nuclear Warheads/Atomic Weapons) were to supplement or replace manned bombers which were offensive weapons (aircraft=bombers) to strike enemy cities and other targets (missile sites, sea ports, air fields, repair facilities, ammuntion depots, factories, etc.).
Approximately 190 US jets were shot down by N. Viet SAMs during the war. 110 USAF & 80 USN and/or USMC. 194 SAMs were fired in 1965, shooting down 11 jets 1,966 SAMs fired in… 1966, downing 31 jets 3,202 SAMs fired in 1967, 96 US jets brought down 1968, the end of ROLLING THUNDER; 322 SAMs launched with only 3 US jets shot down 1972-4,244 SAMs fired, resulting in 49 aircraft losses
The parabolic arc of a SSM is determined by both the launch and target site coordinates and the flight characteristics of the particular missile. Imagine throwing a baseball a…nd then a frisbee to hit the same target - each will fly differently to accomplish the same goal.
Surface to air is shot from the ground into the air at the target. Air to air is fired from another aircraft. Actually there is very little difference. just where the missile …is fired from. Of course, there can be many more surface-to-air missiles (SAM) than air-to-air (AAM) because an enemy aircraft can only carry a limited number.
It MIGHT be able to lock onto a tank, but it wouldn't destroy one. AA missiles are designed to fragment (much like a hand grenade), which sends shrapnel into very thin-skinned… aircraft. This would be incapable of penetrating a tank, which has very thick armour, and requires a different type of warhead to defeat it.
In Military Equipment
In air Combat, when an aircraft fires a missile at another aircraft, it is known as an Air to Air missile. The Sparrows and Sidewinders were air to air missiles
Trishul is a surface to air missile . Trishul has a range of 9 km and is designed to counter a low level attack with a very quick reaction time. It is all all-weather surface-…to-air-missile.
In Cold War
U-2 aerial photography.
In Military Equipment
No. SAMs are generally only useful for shooting down aircraft, and suffer from problems of limited range (about 150 miles for the best of them), visibility to the enemy (SA…Ms require search and targeting radars, which reveal the SAMs' location), and vulnerability (SAMs cannot dodge or defend themselves from incoming ordinance). CAP is much more flexible - they can be used for recon, peaceful escort (i.e. forcing an incoming enemy plane to divert rather than be shot down), and visible deterence. They also have a much longer range (up to 500+ miles away from base), can protect without requiring emissions (i.e. don't need to run their radar constantly), and generally have a higher hit-ratio in combat. The major advantage to SAMs are that they are much cheaper than combat aircraft, and do not require some sort of an airfield to operate out of. They thus can be placed practically anywhere, and can be fired in large quantities against incoming opponents.
In Military Equipment
It's pretty cut and dry... it's a missile launched from the surface (which can either a land-based launcher or a ship-based launcher) and it's intended to seek airborne target…s (such as aircraft, drones, or cruise missiles).