Rocket Iskander


A millisecond before: what does the Russian Iskander missile look like?

The Russian Ministry of Defense has published unique shots by strikes of Iskander missiles.

As part of the Center-2019 command and staff exercises, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation published unique video frames that capture the moment of the launch of the Iskander rocket.

In addition to demonstrating the capabilities of the Russian Iskander tactical missile systems, the moment of strike is especially unique. In fact, the Iskander OTRK missile was captured only a few meters above the ground, that is, less than one millisecond before the strike.

“During the practical exercises, the military prepared the main and reserve starting positions, carried out topographic reference to the terrain, and also equipped platforms for reloading missiles. We have done a lot of work to improve combat coordination and field training of units and subunits, for their skillful actions in the joint execution of combat missions ”, - informs the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation.

It should be clarified that the Russian Iskander OTRK was also seen in Syria, however, the appearance of the latter in the Arab Republic has not yet been commented - attacks by these missiles on the militants have not been noticed, however, experts believe that these complexes are designed primarily turn to deter the enemy, since a missile flying at a speed of 2,1 km \ s., has devastating consequences.

Even at low frame rates, there may be a very short shutter speed, especially if lighting allows.

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A frame with a rocket inserted in the video. So clumsy video editing I have not seen. In order for the rocket to be fully and clearly captured in the frame, the camera must be very high-speed. 1 milliseconds is 1 \ 1000 seconds. At the same time, the entire video sequence has the usual frame rate, and suddenly, the camera starts to shoot at a speed of 1000 frames per second. Really?

Grammatey, what school did you teach in? Instead of writing Iskander, Escander, and even with a smart face you talk about, like thinking something in missile affairs ....

I don’t know how on the Escander, on others (Tochka-U, and Caliber) the motor part is separated on the final section of the trajectory and the warhead flies to the target. By the way, the media often flash photos of the engine part of these missiles with a note, they say, the rocket did not fly

The mass of the Iskander-M rocket is 3800kg. I don’t know how many of them take up fuel generated during the flight. Let's say 1.5 tons. In the video, obviously, a missile without a warhead (TNT, or whatever is used there). We calculate the kinetic energy - at a rocket speed of 2.1 km / s this will be on the order of 95 kg of TNT equivalent. But the explosion is quite modest. This may be due to 2 reasons: 1. as it enters the atmosphere and approaches the earth, the rocket’s speed slows down somewhat (especially if maneuvers are made) 2. all kinetic energy goes extremely directionally into this narrow alkali-funnel. In the other direction almost nothing goes. Consequently, all the talk about the defeat of kinetic energy is quite far from reality - the warhead is still needed, even in hypersound. An exception if you need to hit a target with a very small area. Well, the accuracy of the rocket in this case should be phenomenal. And then all the energy will go into the "hole", and there will be almost no damage around