Armenia used the most powerful missile in its arsenal 9K72 "Elbrus"


Several videos have appeared on the Web showing the use of the Soviet liquid-propellant single-stage missile R-17 (8K14 or SS-1C Scud B) by the Armed Forces of Armenia, OTRK 9K72 "Elbrus". This is the most powerful ammunition in the arsenal of Yerevan.


It should be noted that the maximum range of the rocket is 300 km, the throw weight is 990 kg. At the same time, the accuracy does not exceed 450 m, which, however, is not critical when it comes to the destruction of military bases, large industrial facilities and large concentrations of troops. As of 2019, Armenia had 8 9K72 Elbrus launchers.



It is not known exactly when the video was made. But users of social networks are sure that the video is fresh and coincides with the next escalation of the conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh. From what terrain the launch was made and where the rocket flew to is unclear. At the same time, the Armenian military department has not yet commented on this information. There were no statements from the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry either.

In addition to 9K72 "Elbrus", the Armenians have a number of other OTRKs at their disposal. These are 4 Soviet 9K79-1 Tochka-U launchers (OTR-21 or SS-21 Scarab A), with a missile range of 120 km and a warhead weight of 482 kg, as well as 4 Russian 9K720 Iskander-E launchers (SS-26 Stone), with a range of up to 300 km and a weight of 480 kg b / h.
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  1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 10 October 2020 16: 31
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    Well, the fact that they hit the ground is understandable. Well, but seriously. There is data where they fired. After all, within a radius of the intended target, they could not fail to notice the fall of such a missile. And with a ton of explosives on board.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 16: 38
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      could fall apart after the start and fall a hundred meters from the launcher.
      1. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
        Observer2014 10 October 2020 16: 42
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        Quote: passing by
        could fall apart after the start and fall a hundred meters from the launcher.

        If it were so, the video would not have started.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 16: 50
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          There would be a start video, only the rooks would not run far after the start.
  2. Bakht Offline Bakht
    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 16: 38
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    https://ru.oxu.az/war/429675

    On October 9, it was reported that a ballistic missile fired from the 9K72 Elbrus operational-tactical complex from the territory of Armenia in the direction of Mingachevir was discovered and destroyed by Azerbaijan's air defense systems.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 16: 41
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      Armenians just do it and are proudly silent?)))
      1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
        Kristallovich (Ruslan) 10 October 2020 17: 16
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        As if it were a lot of mind to shoot down the prehistoric Elbrus ...
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 17: 41
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          even more intelligence was needed to launch it ... soon they will switch to catapults with stones.
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          1. Kristallovich Offline Kristallovich
            Kristallovich (Ruslan) 10 October 2020 18: 18
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            It is also necessary to find someone who remembers how to work with this rarity.

            "Elbrus" is in service with the Armed Forces of Armenia, and therefore is trained to use the complex.

            Remember how in the summer in Libya some kind of ancient cruise missile was launched?

            It was launched from the knee. What do you want?
            1. passing by Offline passing by
              passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 18: 40
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              The "miners" were trained to operate the Ukrainian main battle tank by pensioners from Russia. I don’t remember rocket firing practice in Armenia so maybe the "guest workers" were shooting.
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 19: 04
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                As a matter of fact, I already wrote that the miners found weapons in the face. They also learned there. But back in 2014, I drew attention to a small message that at some test sites in the Urals, the consumption of ammunition increased three to four times. And another message from the OSCE that too many young people travel across the Russian-Ukrainian border. And there and back. Probably they went to visit relatives in the Urals.
                1. passing by Offline passing by
                  passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 19: 17
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                  I read how they learned until Putin closed the information shop. Russians rushed under the tanks, Dagestanis died at the airport, etc. and the Donbassians stormed the borders with fascist Ukraine and Russia. in the mines they could find weapons from the Second World War, but not mortars, hail systems, etc.
                  1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                    Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 19: 29
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                    “On June 20.06.2014, 1282, during an attack by unknown armed men on 2730, the Center for the Provision of Armored Weapons and Equipment (military unit A64, Artemovsk, Donetsk region) lost (remained with the militants): 14 T-12 tanks, 2 BMPs units, ACS 1S7 “Carnation” - 21 units, RZSO BM-9 “Grad” - 82 units, 10 mm mortars - XNUMX units.
                    1. passing by Offline passing by
                      passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 19: 33
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                      this is not a slaughter ... equipment was also exchanged for canned meat, and salesmen-corrupt Ukrainians were killed.
                      1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 19: 37
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                        Maybe. "Found in the face" is a common meme of the time. Don't take it literally.
                        According to that quote (this is an official report), I am confused by the amount of lost equipment and how they were able to take it out. After all, you had to fill up first. And the ammunition? Most likely sold, which is not much different from "found in the face".
                      2. passing by Offline passing by
                        passing by (passing by) 10 October 2020 20: 08
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                        after their trips to the ukrobabushkam through the checkpoints of the Armed Forces, I am not going to perceive them at all. their methods of struggle differ from those adopted by humanity.
          2. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 19: 06
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            How ancient and how successfully launched is of course an important question. But it is even more important that Elbrus and Tochka-U are not in service with the NKR army. And they launched it from the territory of Armenia. The Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan has already announced that it will destroy the firing installations from which strikes are made on the territory of Azerbaijan. They don't do it yet. The word "bye" is important enough.
      2. Bakht Offline Bakht
        Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 19: 01
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        Still, you need to have a little mind. Launching it across Mingechaur is also from a great mind.

        Actually, quite often (including on this website) a lot has been written about the vulnerability of the Azerbaijani energy infrastructure. In principle, in any state, energy is a rather vulnerable thing. Even some retired Armenian general, five years ago, threatened to destroy the Mingachevir hydroelectric power station and the Sangachal oil and gas terminal.
        The destruction of Mingachevir means an ecological catastrophe, death of tens of thousands of people and huge material losses for Azerbaijan. The consequences are difficult to predict.
        But I know one consequence for sure. In place of Stepanakert, there will be a lunar landscape. Perhaps, rocket and artillery strikes on Yerevan and a full-scale war with the participation of Turkey, Iran and Russia will begin. Of course, this is the blue dream of Armenians. By the way, Metsamor will also be hit.
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        At the moment, the ceasefire is not in effect. There is no truce and the war continues. Armenia is still playing with fire. Finally, take the matches away from her. This is getting too dangerous.
        1. Atilla10933 Offline Atilla10933
          Atilla10933 (Atilla_az) 10 October 2020 19: 21
          -3
          If Armenians do not calm down, MIATSUM is provided for them
        2. Binder Offline Binder
          Binder (Miron) 10 October 2020 19: 51
          -1
          Quote: Bakht
          At the moment, the ceasefire is not in effect. There is no truce and the war continues.

          For some reason, I'm not surprised ... As for the strikes on the energy facilities of both sides of the conflict, I hope that this scenario will not happen.
          The situation around Karabakh is very difficult, I want to ask the Azerbaijanis whose goal is to take control of the NKR territory - well, you took Stepanakert, the unrecognized republic ceased to exist, what next? This will have to solve the problem of refugees, more than 100 thousand Armenians from Karabakh, they definitely do not want to live in Azerbaijan, and why do you need fellow citizens who hate you?
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 20: 02
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            Firstly, I. Aliyev outlined the goals. The liberation of the adjacent areas, a clear timetable for the withdrawal of the Armenian Armed Forces from Karabakh and the war ends. Then the return of refugees and Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani army does not have any goals for the complete capture of the entire Nagorno-Karabakh.
            Secondly, the population of Nagorno-Karabakh hardly consists of 100 thousand Armenians. There are no more than 20 thousand. But it is also a fairly large figure. If they do not want to live in Azerbaijan, then the problem of refugees will have to be solved not by Azerbaijan, but by Armenia. Who solved the problem of almost a million Azerbaijani refugees?
            Hatred is brought up for years and it is quite difficult to destroy it. But you can. Israel supplies flowers to Germany, France and Germany have overcome their hatred. So are England and France. This is all healed.
            But I'm afraid the train has left. I consider some of Azerbaijan's demands excessive. To end the war, you must return to the previous conditions. A high degree of autonomy within Azerbaijan, language, culture, local government. In principle, Azerbaijan is de facto a federal state, although this is not reflected in the Constitution. But in the Constitution there is a chapter (it seems the 7th) on the status of the Nakhichevan Autonomous Republic. Exactly the same chapter (let it be the 8th) must be written into the Constitution right now. Without waiting for the end of hostilities or negotiations. This is Azerbaijan's right to change its Constitution. But, on mutual terms. A change is also needed in the Constitution of Armenia.
            Over time, the hatred will pass.
            1. Binder Offline Binder
              Binder (Miron) 10 October 2020 20: 21
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              Quote: Bakht
              the population of Nagorno-Karabakh hardly consists of 100 thousand Armenians. There are no more than 20 thousand.

              I looked at Wikipedia - data from 2015 - 145 thousand, 99% Armenians. I am talking about this problem because our Israeli problem of "Palestinian refugees" arose in 1948. under similar circumstances.

              Quote: Bakht
              Over time, the hatred will pass.

              God forbid !!!
              1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 21: 24
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                Yes, I also watched Wikipedia. But I don't believe this data. In 1998, the population seems to be 120 thousand people. Of the bottom, about 20% are Azerbaijanis. So there were less than 100 thousand Armenians there.
                Over these 30 years, the population of Armenia has decreased by almost 500 thousand people, and the population of NKR has grown by 50 thousand. Sorry, I do not believe it. But still, this is not a problem of Azerbaijan.
                Yes, the situations are similar. And you also have to solve it. I have said this many times. Demographics cannot be stopped. But our demographic situation is very different from Israel. The birth rate in Azerbaijan is higher than in Armenia. You have the opposite.
            2. Ser sash Offline Ser sash
              Ser sash (Ser Sash) 10 October 2020 22: 30
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              It will not pass, it will simply calm down for a while, until some politician decides to play the card of nationalism again. Poles remember resentment 500 years ago, Chechens 200 years ago. Others declare themselves descendants of Genghis Khan or Tamerlane.
        3. CAMS Offline CAMS
          CAMS (Ivan) 11 October 2020 09: 17
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          Azerbaijan has no chances, Turkey will have to retreat under pressure from Iran and Russia, in view of this Erdogan may lose power. Besides, Turkey will have to get out of Syria. Everyone will beat the weak and the Syrians will not miss this moment. The same can be assumed about Libya.
          1. Bakht Offline Bakht
            Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 October 2020 10: 05
            +1
            So far, the Azerbaijani army is advancing without "chances". Armenia fully confirms the famous words

            Having suffered heavy losses to the enemy, our troops left the cities A, B and C. Ur. The enemy runs after us in panic
  3. Shapalla Offline Shapalla
    Shapalla (Rustam) 10 October 2020 20: 52
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    The 9K72 Elbrus is not a ballistic missile.
  • Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 10 October 2020 20: 48
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    This is Fake, this video was made in 2018 during the exercise.
    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 10 October 2020 21: 25
      -1
      Photo of the wreckage of the rocket is not a fake?
      1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
        Hayer31 (Kashchei) 11 October 2020 09: 35
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        And you mean the two-meter-high Mingechaure, and from about 20 meters, the building is standing and all the windows are not broken! Do not even know how to do Fake, Losers and not a "cyber" battalion.
        1. Bakht Offline Bakht
          Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 October 2020 10: 03
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          I mean missile wreckage... Learn to read what is written first.
          1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
            Hayer31 (Kashchei) 11 October 2020 13: 52
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            I am sure that you are a real Azerbaijani military expert, so I will remind you quietly that the wreckage can be transferred to another place, and the consequences of the blast wave are impossible. And there is this launch on YouTube, 2018. Your Fake - omi can be fooled by the householder.
            1. Bakht Offline Bakht
              Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 October 2020 13: 55
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              Corpses can be collected and transferred in the same way. 9 dead, 37 injured, destroyed house in Ganja. Have they been transferred too? Photo of the launch can be taken from the Internet. Where to get the dead. And after the truce.
              I already wrote. There will be attacks on civilian objects - there will be a lunar landscape in Stepanakert.
              1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
                Hayer31 (Kashchei) 11 October 2020 13: 58
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                We talked about Fake about a non-lunar landscape.
                Oh yes, about the Moon, do you know that the Turks already rule Azerbaijan ??
                1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                  Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 October 2020 15: 11
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                  A blow to Ganja Mingechaur is not a fake. This is the crime of the Armenian side. And the blow was delivered from the territory of Armenia. So far (this is an important word) Azerbaijan does not answer
                  1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
                    Hayer31 (Kashchei) 11 October 2020 15: 18
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                    We are not talking about some kind of blow, we talked about the Elbrus complex, which you want to show that there was a blow.
                    1. Bakht Offline Bakht
                      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 October 2020 15: 57
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                      The blow was, there is a photo of the wreckage. The fact that the photo shows the launch of the rocket, the author simply took a photo from any resource.
                      I'm talking specifically about the strike on civilian infrastructure after the signing of the ceasefire agreement. No need to be sidetracked by some small details.
                      Armenia violates the signed agreement and strikes at civilian objects on the territory of a state with which it is not at war. Do you want a full-scale war? Involving third parties? Consider, until third parties come, there may be little left of Yerevan.
                      Yes, Azerbaijan will have hard times. But Armenia may not be.
                    2. Bakht Offline Bakht
                      Bakht (Bakhtiyar) 11 October 2020 16: 01
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                      Are these missiles in service with the NKR army?

                      https://ru.oxu.az/war/430055
  • CAMS Offline CAMS
    CAMS (Ivan) 11 October 2020 09: 07
    +1
    All of them are Russians. And completely strategists. Remember how you fled from the miners.