Deactivated SA-18 Igla Rocket Tube SN. 8212 *
Deactivated Soviet SA-18 Igla Rocket Tube in good overall deactivated condition. The 9K38 Igla (Russian - Игла́, needle), or to give it its NATO designation, SA-18 Grouse, is a Russian man-portable, shoulder-fired, low-altitude surface-to-air missile system with a high explosive warhead and passive infrared homing guidance. It has an effective range of 5.2km and can engage aircraft up to altitudes of 3.5km. The missile can attain speeds of 570 metres a second and it is capable of downing anything that flys. They entered service in 1981 and are still in use with over a hundred countries worldwide. All deactivated weapons sold by D and B Militaria are deactivated in the United Kingdom and hold London or Birmingham proof marks and a certificate stating that the weapon has been deactivated correctly.