SA-2 missile battery

SA-2 missile battery (Google Maps)
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I don't know what kind. I'm finding more of these types of mounds in Iran. They are same shape and size as the ones near US Patriot missile batteries in Iraq.
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@ 2005-10-01 15:17:24
This one appears to be an SA-2 battery, split to better cover a particular section of the compass. The northern three revetments are empty but the southern three appear to have SA-2 launchers in them, but not missiles.

The mounds are used to get a bit more height for the radar antenna. Even getting them up 20 or 30 feet above the flat desert makes a huge difference in range.
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@ 2005-10-01 15:25:33
Thank you, Analogman. Your contributions to this forum really add a lot of value.
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@ 2005-10-01 16:54:51
Thank you.
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@ 2006-08-11 17:10:47
Sorry, but thats a radar site, not a SAM site.
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@ 2006-08-11 17:13:00
Also meant to say that the things in the revetments are AAA, not missiles