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SA-1 Guild SAM

Country of Origin: Russia


The SA-1 Guild was a Russian strategic surface-to-air missile (SAM) that entered service in 1954. It was a fixed-site, medium-altitude missile thought to be ineffective against targets with a small radar cross-section.

The missile was a long cylinder with small cruciform "cropped delta" steerable foreplanes, larger "cropped delta" mainplanes and a bulged nozzle at the rear.

The SA-1 was deployed in two concentric rings around Moscow. A typical SA-1 site included 60 missiles and one...

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