Development of the V-75 Dvina air defense missile system, designated SA-2 `Guideline' by NATO, started in 1953 as a medium-to-high SAM system for use against non-maneuvering targets such as bombers. The system became operational in 1957 when the PVO-Strany formed SA-2 missile regiments of three six-rail launcher battalions, with one of the initial deployments near the city of Sverdiovsk. On 1 May 1960 the Sverdiovsk units fired a total of 14 SA-2 missiles against a Lockheed U-2 high altitude reconnaissance aircraft flown by Gary Powers. The SA-2 is a two stage missile with a large solid propellant jettison-able tandem booster stage fitted with four large clipped delta stabilizing fins. Towards the mid-section of the missile are four clipped delta-shaped wings with a second set of small fixed fins at the nose and a third in-line set of slightly larger moving control fins at the tail. The SA-2A/B/C models can be distinguished by the two sets of four flush dielectric strip antennas in front and behind the forward fins.
Please see the paint guides below for Trumpeter’s suggested colors.
- Painting and assembly required
- 4 sprues
- Includes launcher
Light Navy Grey