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SA-13 Gopher

Country of Origin: Russia


The 9K35 (NATP: SA-13 Gopher) is the successor to the 9K31 Strela 1 (SA-9 Gaskin) as the short-range surface-to-air missile (SAM) for Russian ground forces.

The launchers are mounted on a pyramidal erector located on the hull roof of the widely deployed MT-LB armored personnel carrier. This vehicle is known as either the TELAR-2 or TELAR-1, depending on whether the vehicle is equipped with Flat Box-B** passive radar detection units (TELAR-1 has the Fla t Box system and is probably...

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