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SA-9 Gaskin

Country of Origin: Russia


The 9K31 Strela-1 (NATO: SA-9 Gaskin) is a short-range mobile surface-to-air missile (SAM) intended to support ground combat troops at the regimental level.

The SA-9 was first deployed in 1968. It has largely been replaced by the SA-13 Gopher** system, especially in Russian service.

The system is deployed on slightly modified BRDM-2 armored reconnaissance vehicles, known as the self-propelled unit (SPU). The 9P31 transporter-erector-launcher replaces the normal machine-gun turret...

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