To be able to create a realistic
SAM Simulator for any
system, I need all
the following three
- Unclassified Operating Manuals.
- Access to a real system console for several hours, to be able to take the required photos.
- Access to Fire Control Officers who are trained on that system, to answer questions.(I'm always happy to receive help for these above, from anybody.)
Hungary fielded only
the following SAM systems during the Cold War:
SA-75M Dvina (SA-2A/B/F)
S-75M Volhov (SA-2E)
S-125M Neva (SA-3B)
S-200VE Vega-E (SA-5B)
2K11 KRUG (SA-4B)
2K12 KUB (SA-6)
The 2K12 KUB (SA-6) system is still in live service
in Hungary, so it will not be simulated, until it is removed from service
.(As I'm not the Defense Minister of Hungary, I cannot tell, when will it happen...) Just to understand my personal efforts invested, for adding a new SAM system...
... only to be able to simulate the Nike-Hercules system in the future, I would need to take a ~2000km drive for the required photos...