PLA Anti-Air Missile (SAM) systems


Gloire_bb

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Can you imagine a Mach 8 SAM achieving Mach 8 within the atmosphere? Especially a medium to long range missile, not even a multistage extremely long range missile.
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S-300P/S-400&HQ-9 are M=6+class, too. Which is one of the reasons they're feared - those missiles come seriously fast.
Of course it isn't free - those missiles are both huge and their designers have to make more painful material choices.
 
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ougoah

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Sure!
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S-300P/S-400&HQ-9 are M=6+class, too. Which is one of the reasons they're feared - those missiles come seriously fast.
Of course it isn't free - those missiles are both huge and their designers have to make more painful material choices.

You posted a Russian ABM missile. I clearly mentioned in my posts that hypersonic speed range missiles would include ABM missile types and ones that perform exoatmospheric intercepts like anti-satellite missiles such as SC-19.

No medium to long range SAM has Mach 8 speed.

S-300PMUs and S-400 48N6 missiles are supposedly above Mach 5 top speed, possibly up to Mach 6. This is quite far off from Mach 8. But yes these are supposedly above Mach 5 top speed so indeed there are some literally two (48N6 from S-300/400 and possibly also HQ-9's missile which are based off 48N6). Still no way HQ-22 is up to Mach 5 or 6 like these missiles because it is considerably smaller, lower ranged, and not two staged like those long range SAMs. Dedicated ABM, particularly for longer ranged ballistic missiles that would involve exoatmospheric interception or interception of extremely fast re-entry vehicle warheads remain the exception. I think Wikipedia entry has the speed section details confused with HQ-26/29 or some other Chinese ABM missile. HQ-16 is about Mach 3+ HQ-9 top speed is a little unknown but the 48N6 it's developed from is Mach 5+ capable (allegedly). HQ-22 is in between these two missiles in size and range.
 

GrM

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@GrM Bro let me try

AH = attack helicopter

JA= Jet aircraft

CM= Cruise missile

Hope this help...
Thanks, and if that is the case than FK-3 is usless , Cruise Missile can not be trageted below 1Km altitude, and yet they normaly fly at altitude of 50m to 100m max. Strange , as if somene just made those numbers.
 

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