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Tor M2DT

Short-range air defense missile system

Tor M2DT air defense missile system

The Tor M2DT was specially designed to operate in harsh arctic environment

 
 
Country of origin Russia
Entered service 2018
Crew 3 (?)
Dimensions and weight
Weight 40 ~ 45 t
Length ~ 16.3 m
Width 3.1 m
Height (in travelling order) ~ 4.5 m
Missile
Missile length (with container) 2.94 m
Missile diameter (with container) 0.24 m
Fin span ?
Missile weight (with container) 163 kg
Warhead weight ?
Warhead type HE-FRAG
Range of fire 16 km
Altitude of fire 10 km
Number of missiles 16
Mobility
Engine YaMZ-847-10 diesel
Engine power 800 hp
Maximum road speed 45 km/h
Amphibious speed on water 5 km/h
Range up to 700 km
Maneuverability
Gradient 60%
Side slope 30%
Vertical step 1.5 m
Trench up to 4.5 m
Fording Amphibious

 

   The Tor M2DT is a Russian air defense system. It is another improved version of the Tor (Western reporting name SA-15 or Gauntlet), that was adopted back in the 1986. However unusual feature of this system is that the Tor M2DT was specially designed to operate in harsh arctic environment. It is intended to protect Russia's northern military bases, ports, airfields, supply depots, command centers and other important assets. The system is based on a DT-30PM Vezdesusciy articulated all-terrain tracked carrier. The Tor M2DT was first publicly revealed in 2017. This system was adopted by the Russian Army. First batch of vehicles was delivered in 2018.

   The DT-30PM tracked carrier was specially designed to operate over difficult terrain where there are no roads. It has articulated configuration the with two sections. The front section of the Tor M2DT has a fully enclosed forward control cab for the driver and operators. It also accommodates the engine. The rear unit carries missile launchers and radars.

   This system can engage all kinds of modern air targets. It can be used against aircraft, helicopters, UAVs, various missiles and precision guided munitions. It destroys targets that long- and medium-range air defense systems fail to hit.

   A total of sixteen 9M338 missiles are carried. These are also referred as RZV-MD. The 9M338K is a designation of the missile in its launch container. This missile was first publicly revealed in 2013. It is superior to 9M331 and 9M332 missiles used by older Tor systems. Also older Tor systems carried only 8 missiles. The missiles are launched vertically. Maximum range of fire is 16 km and maximum altitude is 10 km, depending on the target speed.

   The Tor M2DT can engage multiple targets simultaneously. It is claimed that this air defense system can deflect massive enemy air raids, when enemy extensively uses electronic countermeasures.

   It is assumed that this system is operated by a crew of 3, as all previous Tor systems. The crew includes commander, operator and driver. All systems of the Tor M2DT are highly automated leaving the crew little to do.

   The Tor M2DT is unarmored and carries no defensive weapons other than its air defense missiles.

   Chassis of the Tor M2DT has incredible cross-country mobility due to its wide tracks and low ground pressure. Even a person develops more ground pressure. It is claimed that this vehicle can even run over an anti-tank mine without causing detonation. The DT-30PM can easily travel where there are no roads. It can go over snow, sand and marshlands. Furthermore this system is fully amphibious.

   Engine compartment is located behind the forward cab. Vehicle is powered by a YaMZ diesel engine, developing 800 hp. Engine is fitted with a pre-heater and can be started when the temperature is as low as -50C. Vehicle has a 4-speed gearbox with a locking differential. It makes it possible to select and optimum driving mode for various road conditions. All four rubber tracks are driven. Maximum speed is up to 45 km/h, depending on terrain conditions. On water this vehicle is propelled by its tracks. Amphibious speed is up to 5 km/h.

   Reloading vehicle of the Tor M2DT is fitted with a crane and carries reload missiles. It is also based on the same DT-30PM articulated all-terrain tracked carrier chassis. It takes around 30 to 45 minutes to reload a full set of 16 missiles.

 

 

Tor M2DT air defense missile system

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Tor M2DT air defense missile system

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Tor M2DT air defense missile system

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Tor M2DT air defense missile system

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Tor M2DT air defense missile system

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Tor M2DT air defense missile system

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