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Country of Origin: China


The Chinese Hong Qian 2 (or Hongqi 2) 2, "Red Leader 2" (also known as Red Flag 2), is a reverse-engineered version of the Russian SA-2 Guideline surface-to-air missile (SAM) system. Unlike the Russian system, however, the HQ-2 is deployed not only on trailers but also on a tracked launch vehicle based on the Type 63 chassis.

The long, two-stage missile is deployed in batteries of six missiles and a fire-control radar. Its warhead is designed to disperse fragments over a wide...

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