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9K33 "Osa"/SA-8 Gecko

SAM System Vehicle


Statistics

Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (And Many Others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1975
Manufactured by: Soviet State Arsenals
Crew: 5
Armament: (4 ) or (6) 9M33 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Engine: D20K300 Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Based on chassis of Transporter 5957. Osa/Oca is translated from Russian as "Wasp". In service with many countries including Angola, Algeria, India, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Poland, Syria, etc.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available

Photos

Reference Source/Provider
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photo David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photos Patrick Keenan - Editor
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
  Ecuadorn 9K33 Osa/SA-8 SAM Launcher Photo Lewis Mejia - Peru

References Available

Online

Reference Source/Provider
9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Information and Photos Army Recognition.Com Website
9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Information and Photos Federation of American Scientists Website
9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Information and Photos Global Security.Com Website
Czech 9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Photos (Via Vojtech Micek) Prime Portal

Printed

Reference Author
  "Cold War Lizard" (November 2017 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) [Covers a build of the 1/35 Trumpeter SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Model Kit] Cristain Lupu
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook - Second Edition Christopher F. Foss
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Model Kit (05597) Trumpeter Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
SA-8 Gecko/9K33 OSA SAM System Model Kit (WB-01) W-Model 1/72 Resin.
       
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
"Syrian AFVs (Syrian Civil War 2011) Pt 2"  (D356226) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals.  Includes markings for one 9K33M2 (SA-8 Gecko) vehicle.
9K33 Osa SA-8 Gekko Anti-Aircraft System Wheel Set (35084) Miniarm 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider