SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka ground-to-ground short-range ballistic missile
 
 
SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka ground to ground short range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army BAZ-5921 vehicle
 
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Description 
The SS-21 Scarab (Russian name: 9M79 "Tochka") is a Russian made short-range ballistic missile. In the late 1960s, the Russian decided to start the process of developing a guided successor to the unguided artillery rocket known to the West as the FROG-7, and the result was the 9M79 Tochka (SS-21 Scarab). This mobile system complex was developed in 1972 and in 1973 it entered service in the Soviet armed forces with infantry and armored regiments. The SS-21 is designed to effectively defeat critical targets in the tactical depth of the enemy battle formation, as nuclear strike means, missile launch positions, airfields, command posts, anti-aircraft units, artillery batteries, and other small-size targets. The vehicle crew compartment is in the forward section and the missile compartment behind. During transport, the missile is enclosed with the warhead in a temperature-controlled casing.
 
Variants :
- Scarab A: The initial Scarab A entered service with the Soviet Army in 1975. It carries one of three types of warhead.
- Scarab B: was introduced in 1989. Improved propellant increased the range to 120 km. CEP significantly improved, to less than 95 m.
- Scarab C: was developed in the 1990s. Range increased 185 km, and Circular Error Probable (CEP) decreased Scarab C weighs 1,800 kg.
 
Technical dat
 
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Launcher unit
The SS-21 Scarab is based on a mobile BAZ-5921 6-wheeled launching vehicle. This vehicle has a road speed in 60 km/h and fords water obstacles with the speed in 10 km/h.
Missile and warhead
This is a solid-propellant missile of the single-stage type. The basic missile has a range of 70 km. The SS-21 can carry a number of tactical warhead types including 9N123F HE-fragmentation type with 120 kg of explosive with a terminal guidance package (radar and terrain-comparison) yielding a CEP of 30m. Other warheads are the AA60 tactical nuclear, 9N123K carrier with 'smart' sub-munitions, and chemical. The SS-21 Scarab uses two missiles, the 9M79F with the 9N123F fragmentation-HE warhead, and the 9M79K with the 9N123K cluster warhead.
Guidance
Thee missile flight is controlled using an inertial guidance system.
Combat use
The SS-21 Scarab missile system ensures performance of missions in all types of land combat on any theatres of war during any season and at any time of the day with both exposed and entrenched deployment of the self-propelled launcher (SPL) without surveying or meteorological support and without preparing the firing position within a combat application temperature range of -40° to +50°C.
Components:
- 9P129: Launcher unit
- 9T218: transporter loader (TL)
- 9T222 (9T238): transport vehicle
- 9V819: automated checkup and testing vehicle
- 9V844: maintenance vehicle
- 9F370: ammunition equipment set
- 9Ya234 missile and 9Ya warhead containers.

 
Specifications
 
Type of missile
short-range ballistic missile
Country users
Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Iran, Kazakhstan, Libya, Nort Korea, Russia, Slovakia, Ukraine, Syria, Yemen.
Launcher
mobile truck transporter - erector - launcher
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Warhead
HE fragmentation, nuclear, chemical.
Crew
4
Vehicle weight
16,000 kg
Effective range
Scarab A: 70 km
Scarab B: 120 km
Scarab C: 185 km
Accuracy of fire
Scarab A: 160 m
Scarab B: 95 m
Scarab C: 70 m
Guidance
Inertial system
Dimensions vehicle
Length, 9.5 m; Width, 2,78 m; Height, 2,5 m
 
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SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka ground to ground short range ballistic missile technical data sheet specifications information description pictures photos images identification intelligence Russia Russian army BAZ-5921 vehicle
 
SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka BAZ-5921 mobile short range ballistic missile Russia Russian front side view 002
SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka BAZ-5921 mobile short range ballistic missile Russia Russian rear back side view 002
   
SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka BAZ-5921 mobile short range ballistic missile Russia Russian left side view 002 SS-21 Scarab 9M79 Tochka BAZ-5921 mobile short range ballistic missile Russia Russian right side view 002
 
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