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ABM-3 Gazelle

Country of Origin: Russia


The ABM-3 Gazelle (Russian: 53T6) is a short-range, hypersonic, quick-reaction, high-acceleration endoatmospheric anti-ballistic interceptor missile (ABM) deployed to complement the longer-range exoatmospheric ABM-4 Gorgon (formerly identified as the modified Galosh, see separate records) at sites around Moscow.

The Gazelle was designed to intercept re-entry vehicles in their terminal phase, possibly using an infrared (IR) terminal seeker. Range is estimated at greater than 43 nm...

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