- Apr 8, 2016
Regarding the Vshorads , there are a few things to note.
View attachment 173370
View attachment 173371
Unlike other manpads missile designs, our mpmds missile round uses a unique propulsion configuration very similar to that of Nag ATGM. (Ground launched version ).
Here, the booster motor is at the back of the missile which kicks in after the missile has been ejected a short distance from the launcher . Then the actual sustainer solid motor kicks off and this is what propels the missile to its target . The four sustainer motor vents are arranged around the circumference of the missile body.
I am not very sure as to the advantages this configuration provides over the usual configuration.