From: "Steve Andrew"
Subject: Re: HELP - My missile wont work!
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Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 10:00:32 GMT
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Andrew VK3BFA wrote:
> Hello Nice People,
> recently a myself and a bunch of Freedom Fighter friends bought a
> whole batch of surplus Russian surafe to air missiles - we were very
> dissapointed to find that when we fired two of them at an Israeli
> airliner, they missed!. The things took off ok, and went "Bang" at the
> end of there flight, but, golly gosh, the guidance systems didnt work
> and they missed.
> We contacted the vendor, and he said since they were surplus there was
> no warranty, even when we offered to truck bomb his home - my, how
> standards have slipped in recent years!
Buyer beware :)
> What we want you nice Amwericans to do is, perhaps, kick off a
> discussion on the guidance systems in these things, along the lines of
> 1. Types of sensors used in different generations
> 2. How they work, ie is there a sensor cooling system we need to check
> 3. A source of surplus American sensor heads we can buy- might be
> easier that fixing the ones we have.
> 3. A URL of an American defense contractors website with a brief
> explanation of how they are supposed to work.
> And we cant build one of these things from scratch, so we dont need
> the real classified drawings and circuits, but we do have a couple of
> real good techs who have a few of them apart on the bench right now
> and just need a bit of guidance (HA HA is Arabic joke - good, eh?) on
> how to get them up and running.
Dare I suggest when all else fails, RTFM ?