Robothistoriska Föreningen i Arboga
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Missile system 15 KA
The missile system 15 KA with the missile 15 M3 is included in the Heavy Coastal Battery 90.
The unit can operate against an overseas invasion within all military command regions. The unit is entirely self-contained with regards to mobility and can maintain a high cruising speed, making redeployment possible from one military area to a different area within 24 hours.
RB 15 KA on a cross-country truck
Six missile trucks are included in the TKRBBATT, each one with four missile tubes and two missile command and control centers with target data and a missile processing unit for the missile preparation.
These functions are combined in the liaison- and the combat control center in the supervision center for the two batteries.
The firing tubes
The missiles are stored in the missile tubes, attached to firing mounts on a missile truck. The firing tubes are equipped with dehumidifiers to ensure a favorable environment for the missiles on board the trucks. The tubes also serve as missile firing ramps. Each missile battery holds a maximum of 12 missiles.
The missile’s structure and operation is similar to the missile RBS 15 M.
RBS 15 Mk II
After the start-up of the missile gyro and when the electrical system is in a state of readiness, an automatic test is initiated. During the firing process, data are transmitted from MCI to the missile. The tube door opens, the battery and the compressed air system in the missile are activated and the powder igniter for the booster rocket motor is fired. After the missile has left the firing tube the wings are extended and the turbo-jet engine is started. The missile servo unit takes over the missile control.
MCI =Missile Control Interface
The target approach
The missile turns towards a pre-set course to the target area and starts the approach on the selected altitude. The flight altitude is determined by the below dwelling ground- and archipelago terrain and the distance to the target. This gives the advantage of firing the missile from a sheltered position on land. At a certain distance from the target the homing device is activated. Target spotting and acquiring the direction to the target takes place, when all pre-programmed terms are met. The missile approaches the target at the lowest possible altitude. It is kept there until the warhead initiation in the target.
SRM = Solid rocket motor
The Navy system RB 15 has later been upgraded to the missile RBS 15 Mk II