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A quick note on the name "SA-2", this is the NATO "reporting name".
Soviet SA-2 missile system
The Soviets called it "S-75"
from Thomas Wiegleb September 2018
- Soviet SA-2 missile system, movie, w Polish operating people,
- I have managed to get and manipulate some close up pictures taken out of a russian documentation video.
This time the powerful elektromechanics of the missile starter SM-90.
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from Thomas Wiegleb October 2018
- (responding to Greg Brown ;-) Since Thomas is not a native English speaker, I ran a spelling checker.
Hi Greg, you have asked for more humor. Giving the starter crews rude names seems to be common all over the world. This happened when people divided the folks into the muscle men and the intellectually working people. The German word for the starter people was "Batzen". Generally spoken a Batzen is a good portion of material dug from ground i.e. (alumina?) the stuff people make the jugs and pots and their turntables from. So we were not really friendly with them and vice versa. But THEY had the muscle to lift up the heavy weight SM-90 starters. Those must be brought up, pushing the front and rear axles under, with a pair of wheels each, and sat it down again. This vehicle could be pulled by a heavy KRAZ-255 truck over to the next location many miles away then. So yes, we had those similar wording. But I can tell you from own experience, moving the AV/UV van by a lot of hands, moving all the signal- and heavy power cables did not enjoy my backbone. Damaged partially then since more than before. We had a all hands on deck policy. So I engaged the sometimes tired or lazy troops by asking if they want do it as good at least like I did. Cheers Thomas
- I asked Thomas for techie information ...
Hi Ed, had a talk with Peter from Peters-Ada website. You sould not miss this site. Not everything is perfect, sometimes cluttered. But in general a good resource. THe synchonous follower system, or similar in english, based in 3 phase ac angle sensor and motors (both the same, function can be reversed), or so. German: Synchronfolgeantriebe mit Drehmeldegebern. Our system to control the turns of the witch house PW, the antennas and the SM-90 starters, same withe controls between P-18 and hightfinder PRW-13. The systems were made from 2 channels each in parallel. They had a "fine" (for deviation less than 3 degree) and a "roughly" called channel. I have (german) educational instructions by hand. The nonclassified instructions are showing the principles and how to adjust those systems. A few big files, scanned from pages, have reduced size and quality already. If they do not fit the mailbox I had to put them on my ftp-server. This would require a capable browser, better a ftp-transfer qlient. THe Windooze have no good capbilites in this regard. Lets see how it goes. Attached the files taken from monthly small journal and documents from the electronics class at the Offiziershochschule Kamenz (Saxonia) As always, have fun with the pictures. Cheers Thomas
- from Thomas
Hi Ed, a few pictures. Repair of one of the blocks of MTI (SBZ). It has 2channels in series on each level (Epsilon,Beta). Meassuring equipment in a SAM-system. Im pretty sure the depicted big scope is not of the type I had had in the AW van. In my AW van it was the small C1-65 and the big low frequency IO-4. Have send the pictures already. We had a monthly issued small journal were the poeple in the field received hints and information written by very capable individuals we had in the higher lever (Regiment, Division, Army). Probably usefull for the general documentation on your website Cheers Thomas
- from Thomas
Hi Ed, some news from the S-75 UV van. Have found two pics again. Unfortunaly these are not directly scanned from journal page. Have rescanned the two earlier printed out today. The pictures are showing off the UV guidance officer (LO), the three tracking operators. Between the two screens of the LO can be seen the hightindikator and a small clock, can be seen rarely, if there are any,pictures except from a tiny small on Peters-Ada.de. By chance this small one has been made from the picture I had send him many years ago. Second picture the BC in front of the daughter screen of the P-18. Behind him the operator of the hightfinder with the resp. screen. Will search my folders for the pictures b/w low resolution original monthly issue of "Der Ausbilder" magazin. Cheers. Thomas