d_taddei2 wrote: 179 Saudis reported dead by fatal missile strike
The missile launched was an OTR-21 Tochka strategic missile. The anti-Saudi forces claimed that this attack killed 179 soldiers. While the number may seem too large to be true, previous missile attacks launched on Saudi bases have been devastating to similar proportions.
I can imagine a infantry camp with lots of tents and cassette warhead. Say on area of 2-3ha you can set many tents right and if attack if before dawn likely all are asleep...
— high-explosive fragmentation WARHEAD focused action, the rockets 9М79Ф (9M79-1F). MS mass 482 kg, the mass of explosives TG-20 — 162,5 kg, number of pieces — 14.5 thousand Square defeat — 2-3 ha
. When approaching the target missile makes a complete rotation (angle of pitchto ensure that the angle between the charge target is close to 90° for the most efficient use of energy of explosion of the warhead. For the same axis-of-charge high-explosive WARHEAD 9Н123Ф deployed relative to the longitudinal axis of the rocket at an angle. Air burst WARHEAD 9Н123Ф made at the height of 20 meters above the surface to maximize the area affected;9Н123К
— cluster WARHEAD part of the missiles 9М79К (9M79-1K) containing 50 shrapnel combat elements 9Н24 (a mass of 7.45 kg, the weight of EXPLOSIVES type A-IX-20 — 1.45 kg, 316 fragments). MS mass 482 kg, the number of fragments — 15.8 thousand
to Undermine the Central charge and the opening of the warhead is initiated by a LoJack type 9Э326 at the height of 2250 m. the Area of damage is 3.5—7 h
a. Designed such warhead to engage manpower and soft-skin vehicles located in the open countryside;9Н123Ф-R (9Н123Ф-P2, 9Н123Ф-P3
) — high-explosive WARHEAD with passive radar homing 9Н215 in the composition of anti-radar missiles 9М79Р (9М79ФР, 9M79-1ФР), with RF type 9M79M or 9M79-1, in preparation for the start was set the frequency of the radiation target, lesion area up to 2 hectares
. the development started in 1971;
BTW Tochka is not a strategic missile but tactical - this is for journo