Buk-M3 Medium range SAM system © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Artistic illustration Buk-M3 © Konstantinos Panitsidis


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Essentially it is a modernized version of the tracked vehicle of the A/A system Buk-M2.

The system carries double canisters in series (3 x 2). The radar is analogous to that of Buk-M2. 

Graphical representation of the Buk-M3 system, as presented in the exhibition pavilion of the Tikhomirov NIIP (JSC "V. Tikhomirov") at MAKS-2013 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Graphical representation of the Buk-M3 system, as presented in the exhibition pavilion of the Tikhomirov NIIP (JSC "V. Tikhomirov") at MAKS-2013 © Konstantinos Panitsidis

 

All missiles are carried in canisters. This arrangement greatly facilitates the operation of the system. The canisters are cylindrical shaped, made of metal or synthetic materials.

The transfer of missile canisters provides protection to missiles from the external environment, simplifies transport and maintenance of missiles and reduces the exhaust gases from the propulsion system to the atmosphere during launching. The use of canisters has reduced the weight of the projectile, while increasing their reliability and readiness, simplified procedures of reloading projectiles and preparation for launch.

 

9T243M © Konstantinos Panitsidis

Car 9T243M

 


TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

DESIGNER Almaz-Antey
COUNTRY Russia
TYPE Self propelled mounts (SPM)
CREW 4
POWER-PLANT  
Horsepowerh.p 710
DIMENSIONS  
Length, m 9,30
Widthm 3,250
Height, m 3,800
Track, m 4,650
WEIGHT  
Combat vehicle weight, t 32.400
PERFORMANCE  
Speed on road, km/h 65
Autonomy on the roadkm 500
Crossing the ditch, m 1,5
Fording, m 1
ARMAMENT x missiles 9M38Μ1