is the S-500 any good? We never hear about it, even the anti-Russia side rarely mention it

is the S-500 any good? We never hear about it, even the anti-Russia side rarely mention it

250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

LifeStraw Water Filter for Hiking and Preparedness

250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The S stands for Shit

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >how good is an AA that has virtually zero contact with flying things?
    It's probably okay at what it's intended to do, but it's a slow, vulnerable and expensive piece of shit that shouldn't be near the front lines unless you really really need it there.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >is the S-500 any good?
    It should be. It has a whole extra 100 compared to the S-400.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >is this [generic] russian vaporware that isn't in production and has never been tested in battle any good?

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    vaporware

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >We never hear about it
    Because it's a wunderwaffe like T-14.
    In other words, only few hand crafted units exist

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >asks meme question
    >gets meme response
    Gee i dunno why this is happening

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    oh sorry
    let me just give you some classified analsys of some adversaries advanced air defense

    it's shit

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It has a $2.5 billion unit cost compared to the S-400 $800 million.
    No one that Russia picks on has hypersonic missiles. So it would be better to have 3x S-400 units than a single S-500 unit.
    It is a meme defense system.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Well, they can try to use it in Ukraine first. Then we'll know.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >is the S-500 any good?
    Compared to what?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Ah, a webm example of rolling a natty one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Why do SAMs do this? I remember a video of a saudi patriot doing the same thing around 2019

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        If they're not brought up in a caring environment where they're allowed to roam and play on their own, some SAMs will develop attachment issues and won't leave the nest when they're old enough.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          dude that's so fricking sad

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous
      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        the Patriot was simply programmed to target America's enemies.

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What's underneath the radome on the mast?
    A spiral antenna?
    A grid reflector?
    A halo dipole?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Eye of Sauron
      >then a mobik stole it and sold it on ebay

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      A big guy

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's just the cabling to the radar unit. It coils up like a slinky during mast retraction.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    Apologies anon.
    The truth is that most people here have exactly the same amount of info about the S-500 as you do.
    From what I've heard (which is Russian released data), it can take out threats at an altitude of 100km, so near space. Which would make it unique as far as I know.
    There's also talk of it incorporating an ultra long range missile capable of tracking targets independently once beyond the range of radar (40N6?). It is claimed to be hypersonic and capable of mach 9.
    As always, you need to take this with a pinch of salt. As other anons have pointed out, Russia often talks up it's tech. Whether it will actually ever be used/mass produced is a different question.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The S-300 family (S-500 is just an upgraded S-300) are very strong performers. Against their intended targets (full-sized aircraft and missiles) they’ll kill anything, The ability to widely disperse system elements makes them robust. It’s weakness is simply the inherently less-developed radar system tech and signal processing — but, still, if it’s not stealth and in the right envelope it’s fricked. The missiles are quite high-performance.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >if it’s not stealth
      Anon, I don't know how to tell you this, but that makes them shit. Like cool you can't get a b52 or f15 within 200nm near one, but you don't need to.
      Majority of good standoff munitions are stealth, and when compared to a real airforce(like ours), stealth is pretty common lmao.Plus extended range harms makes things a whole lot more spooky if you have to worry about radar discipline.
      See this for a real example

      They're completely fricked against any military with a large amount of stealth standoff munitions(let alone stealth aircraft). It's fricking hilarious to think they thought they ever stood a chance against us in a air war

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    The missiles are meant to be liquid fueled to increase performance. The problem with this is that this eliminates any ability to intercept enemy missiles and most forms of fast moving aircraft. Also, most slow moving aircraft are going to be pretty low priority targets compared to missiles and fast aircraft (for instance, propeller driven drones). This means that none of these targets are meant for interception from S-500 systems. Liquid fueled rockets tasked with interception might be useful against satellite or space-planes (X-37, for instance). S-500 is probably Russia's response to space assets, which means it wouldn't be very useful against Ukraine.

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    S-400 is like the T-90, just a rebranding of the last gen. So I give solid odds S-500 is the same thing.

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's 100 times shittier than the S-400

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Because like the T-14 and Su-57 and all the other "modern" Russian equipment that were shilled before it, the S-500 is not made in significant enough numbers to actually make a difference in anything. Three years after it was adopted there's still only one out of the intended ten battalions that are actually equipped with it.

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's vaporware.
    Unless you're a /misc/ moron that doesn't know that and embarrasses himself trying to troll /k/ with the equivalent claim of an NGAD being shot down over the Black Sea.
    >I know I'm not the only one that remembers the early days when /chug/tards tried to pass off unironic ArmA footage as a "destroyed S-500"

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's supposed to be an ABM system but shills online didn't even bothered to look at the brochure and claim it's an anti-stealth SAM.
    That's how fricking relevant it is, not even the people shilling it know what it's meant to do.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *