TAN-SAM (TYPE 81) SURFACE-TO-AIR MISSILE (Japan)
TAN-SAM is one of the latest additions to the Japan Self-Defense Force’s arsenal. It is a lightweight, portable system for use against low-to-medium level targets, and is intended to replace the aging HAWK system (both HAWK models also in this catalog). TAN-SAM (TAN meaning "short", as in "short-range") uses an improved, much more compact tracking system than HAWK, has a range of approximately 10 km, and reaches speeds of Mach 2.4. The real missile is only 2.7 meters long and 16 centimeters in diameter, putting it in the approximate size range of Roland.Two motors simultaneously blast our LAUNCH PAD version of the TAN-SAM on its way. You’ll be more than pleased with this 44 inch tall, 1/2.42 scale powerhouse. Paired "D" motors loft it to surprising altitudes. Our kit version supplies two of our 18" diameter Mylar parachutes, or a single 18" x 30" oblong ‘chute for a satin-soft recovery. Despite its large size, TAN-SAM can be launched from almost all standard tripod model rocket launchers, when equipped with a 3/16" diameter launch rod. Watch the reactions of the other flyers at your next launch when TAN-SAM takes off on its next intercept mission!