It's the first time I see such a config in Army's SAMs, thanks to traitor TV director we didn't even see it in the parade!
Important all-in-one Sayyad based AD system with new chassis
Camera director -> "You know what we really need? Long range footage of Bell helicopters..."
Nice to see a good Chassis, previous version that was being tested had a Chassis that looked a bit flimsy.I honestly dont know,tho one thing that would potentially point to it being a reverse/reengineered copy would be the new wheeled chassis,as it wouldnt make much sense for iran to simply rehouse the original tors on a new wheeled chassis as this would effectively be compromising their off road capability for no gain.
On the other hand,there have been 2 previous sam systems that iran rehoused on new wheeled transporters,one was the sa6,the other the hq7,however both of these were extensively modernized and in the case of the sa6 completely reworked,with no part of the original system left untouched.
If these are the original systems rehoused,then it seems a safe bet that these have been at a minimum completely modernised,which I think is probably just as well.
I suppose the counter would be tracked vehicles having greater survivability, but realistically if your behind the front lines tracked AD is being attacked, chances are you are already screwed...I’m skeptical it’s a 100% ground built up TOR. As I said earlier, the bolts are in the same exact locations. Rarely does Iran reverse engineer something and it look carbon copy the same...much less a Cold War era design (TOR-M1).
What’s a possibility is this is a modernized TOR-M1 to bring it closer to TOR-M2 standard.
As for track, track is overrated. Those wheels can handle most off terrain and still drive on highway and get to destinations on their own accord.
What people forget about track is, it’s not ment to be driven long distances. It’s ment to be taken to the site on flatbed, which is cumbersome. Track also damages roads and aren’t made for long distances.