10 Facts About 2K12 Kub


Development of the 2K12 Kub was started after 18 July 1958 at the request of the CPSU Central Committee.

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The 2K12 Kub-M4 used 2K12 Kub-M3 components which could receive fire control information from the 9?310 transporter erector launcher and radar of the 9K37 Buk.

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The 2K12 Kub-M4 was adopted into service in 1978 following completion of trials.

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In 2011 a Kub upgraded launcher with three Aspide 2000 missiles in launch containers was presented at the International Exhibition of Defence and Security Technologies exposition in Brno.

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The highly mobile 2K12 Kub took a heavy toll on the slower A-4 Skyhawk and even the F-4 Phantom, forming a protective umbrella until they could be removed.

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The 2K12 Kub performed well according to a conversation between Israeli General Peled and Henry Kissinger, and caused the most Israeli losses of any Egyptian anti-aircraft missile, followed by the 9K32 Strela-2.

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All of Angola's 2K12 Kub launchers were destroyed in a South African preemptive strike as part of Operation Protea.

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On 26 June 1988, six 3M9M3 missiles launched from a Cuban 2K12 Kub battery were fired at a South African weather balloon being used as a radar decoy over Tchipa.

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Libyan air defense, including 2K12 Kub batteries, was active during the 2011 military intervention in Libya.

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Army of Republika Srpska forces, using modified 2K12 Kub systems were successful in shooting down Scott O'Grady's F-16 in 1995.

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