From war movies and litterature most of us reckognize the designation 'SAM' for Soviet ground to air missiles, however SAM is actual an abbreviation for all Surface to Air Missiles.
The earliest Soviet SAM at the Luftwaffemuseum display was the two-stage propelled S-75 (NATO named SA-2, and often mentioned as SAM-2)
The design is of 1957 and is still in use. It's considered the most widespread SAM at all.
S-75 went to be the Nemesis of Gary Power and his U2!
Short spec's: 11 meters long; max altitude is 25 km and operational range is 45 km!
In my eyes the S-75 is the slickest, hence nicest, of the five presented in this postings :-o
Edited by Armand, 03 September 2015 - 12:06 PM.