SA-18 Grouse

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SA-18 Man Portable Air Defense System

The SA-18 Igla is a Man Portable Air Defense System (MANPAD) that is shoulder launched and has a maximum range of 2.8nm and a ceiling of only 9,800 feet. With the low capabilities of the system and the location is known it is easily avoided by the A-10, however the nature of the MANPAD system makes it extremely portable and therefore hard to predict its location. In theater once launched it is one of the hardest missiles to avoid, if you are within its launch window then the missile is well inside of its envelope to intercept you.


The SA-18 will not give a tracking symbol as it is IR Guided. A missile launch warning may be received at launch.

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External Links

SA-18 Igla on Wikipedia