SA-10 surface to air missile site

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By kjfitz @ 2005-07-13 17:45:58
I found three of them in and around Moscow.

There are two more
here and
here.

Two of the sites have identical antennas with those blobs on top.

Two also have the angled line of what looks like trucks (transporters?)

This site refers to SA-10 missiles on transporters deployed with radars mounted at the top of 24.4 meter tall portable towers.
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@ 2005-08-30 09:03:14
Yep, it's an SA-10 site. The transporters are also the launchers. The missile is carried in canisters, much like the American Patriot system. The two tall radars you see are the "Clam Shell" low-level target aquisition radar (on the left), used to locate low flying planes and cruise missiles, and the "Flap Lid"/"Tomb Stone" missile control radar(on the right), used to steer the SA-10 to the target intercept. Also visible, at the end of the road to the southeast of the "Clam Shell" radar is the low mounted "Big Bird" rotating, billboard-shaped battle management radar.

The Russian Navy uses a variant of the SA-10, known as the SA-N-6, on several of it's warships, including the Kirov-class battle cruisers.
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@ 2006-08-11 17:02:41
If its around Moscow then its an SA-20 site, not SA-10.