Wednesday, March 30, 2011

M20 is a Shanzhai-ed 山寨 Russian Iskandar SSM? you be the judge.

Photo credit goes to top81's 六千

Russian Iskandar 9K720 "SS-26 Stone" theater ballistic missile

Chinese M-20 "surface-to-surface guided-missile systems"

Photo, taken on Feb. 20, 2011, shows staff of the Aerospace Long-March International Trade Company of China introducing M20 surface-to-surface guided-missile systems to visitors in the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) 2011 and the first Navy Defense Exhibition were held in Abu Dhabi’s national exhibition center. The Chinese contingent was made up of 17 military trade enterprises and companies that attended this exhibition. (Source: Xinhua/An Jiang)


HMS said...

Looks "coincidentally identical," that's for sure.

HMS said...

The Russian 9K720 Iskander (NATO designation SS26 Stone)

Type99 said...

Look different, apart from both have missile shape. If look closely missiles have slightly different shape.

Howrah said...

The 9K720 Iskander is considered the most advanced battlefield missile. The most interesting aspect is that during its terminal trajectory, it executes a spiraling maneuver. It pulls 20-30g when spiraling down towards its target. The spiraling motion makes it almost impossible to intercept by ABMs.
The M20 may look like the Iskander, but can it perform the same complex terminal maneuver?

Unknown said...

It may look vaguely like the Iskander, but I think it's just the terminal stage of the DF-15C.