Charles “Junior” Mays 87th VFS

SA-3 GOA (S-125 NEVA)

LOW BLOW EARLY WARNING RADAR

SA-3 MISSILE

5 Range: 25 km / 15. SQUAT EYE.01 ft Diameter: . FLAT FACE.SA-3 GOA (S-125 NEVA) SPECIFICATIONS Function: Low/Med-altitude. SIDE NET .3 Miles (FALCON TACREF) Servicing Ceiling: 25. command guided SAM Manufacturer: Isayev OKB (Soviet Union) Propulsion System Booster: Solid Sustainer: Solid Launch rails/Tubes: 2 or 4 Rails.085 lbs (FALCON TACREF) Length: 6.60 m / 1.968 ft Speed: Mach 3. Ground Mounted (not mobile) Weight: 2.000 ft Warhead: HE 132 lbs Guidance: LOW BLOW.000 m / 82.7 m / 20.

The P-15 radar has been replaced in many S-125 units by the P-15M SQUAT EYE radar. •US intelligence imagery at Kapustin Yar in late 1959 revealed two probable R&D sites. The smaller main stage has an 18. A possible launcher on one of the pads held two missile-like objects about 20 feet long. US intelligence subsequntly identified more than 35 sites of this type in the USSR between late 1961 and 1964. Following booster jettison the missile is tracked by the system's radar with guidance signals sent to an antenna on the rear fins.SA-3 GOA (S-125 NEVA) •The S-125 SA-3 GOA medium altitude surface-to-air missile system uses a twostage. each of which consisted of four launch pads. deployed in 1961. The initial SA-3A GOA Mod 0. The S-125 missile includes a large 2.7 second burntime solid propellant sustainer motor. The accompanying PRV-11 SIDE NET E-band height-finding radar has a range of 180 km covering targets at altitudes of up to 32000 meters. first deployed in 1964. The subsequent SA-3B GOA Mod 1. incorporated an improved guidance system. includes command guidance throughout the missile's flight. solid-fuel missile built by the Isayev OKB. •Long-range surveillance and target acquisition is handled by the van-mounted P15 FLAT FACE) radar. . usually near SA-1 or SA-2 sites. and has four aft fixed fins and four forward movable control.6 second burn-time solid propellant booster with rectangular fins that rotate through 90º at launch. The missile's ability to dive allows it to be used against surface targets and naval vessels. which has the antenna mounted on a 20-30 m mast for improved low altitude coverage.

SA-3 GOA (S-125 NEVA) .

If you are at low altitude and close range (5-10 miles). Thirty degree compass turns left and right will cause the missile to bleed energy while you are extending. gather speed (650kts +) and jink away from missile. The sudden altitude changes coupled with turning into the missile will confuse its guidance system. and rapidly turn across the missile’s path while making a drastic altitude change. Use chaff as required. when fired upon. -If you are at high altitude. and beam the missile. .The keys to survival are immediate recognition and rapid response to threat. You get low. when fired upon. get fast.SA-3 GOA (S-125 NEVA) EVASION TACTICS . use the hills and surrounding terrain to your advantage when extending from threat. -If you are low. turn away. stay low and fast. Beaming the missile will work as well. FLAT FACE RADAR . make a sudden altitude change (preferably down for energy build up).

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