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NOTE: This article is about 9K32 missile launchers featured in the main ArmA games. For other similarly named articles, you may wish to use the following links instead:


The 9K32 Strela-2 is a 72 mm surface-to-air missile launcher featured in ArmA: Cold War Assault, ArmA: Armed Assault and ArmA 2.


ArmA: Cold War Assault

« The 9K32 Strela-2 is a Soviet-era man-portable SAM system. In the West it is known by the NATO reporting name SA-7 Grail. The 9K32 was developed as a more capable alternative to anti-aircraft guns for engaging fighter jets, and uses an infrared seeker to track its targets. It remains as one of the most widely used MANPADS system in the world.
Weapon Description
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9K32 Strela
OFP-icon-strela.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png Soviet Union
Icon-side-greenfor.png Nogovan Partisans
Type Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher
Diameter 72 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The 9K32 Strela 72 mm missile launcher.

The 9K32 Strela is primarily used by the Soviet military, as well as in limited numbers with the Nogovan Partisans in ArmA: Cold War Assault.

Overview

The 9K32 is a portable, surface-to-air launcher that is designed to launch infrared-guided missiles at low-flying and medium altitude aircraft.

It can only load missiles fitted with a high-explosive (HE) warhead, and has an effective range of between 400 and up to a maximum of 1,200 metres. The 9K32 lacks magnified optics and uses a simple ironsight with a cross-shaped reticle instead.

The 9K32 is the Soviet counterpart to the U.S. FIM-92. Both are short-ranged, infrared-guided, man-portable SAMs that are designed to take down helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft alike.

Aside from the obvious visual differences between the two weapons, the 9K32 is completely identical performance-wise to the Stinger. It also shares the same drawback of being excessively heavy to carry; each missile requires six inventory slots at the minimum which restricts the 9K32 to being single-shot only (assuming the user is on the move and cannot resupply). {clr}}


Munitions

9K32 Missile

9K32s are limited to loading and firing one type of missile. They require six free inventory slots to carry:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive 400

Missiles are always hard launched with an initial velocity of 30 m/s. They take a further three seconds after launch to reach a top speed of 350 m/s in mid-flight. The warhead itself has a blast radius of 2 metres.


Trivia

  • Cold War Assault's 9K32 has much smaller lock-on range compared to its real-world counterpart. Even the earliest models of the 9K32 had a maximum tracking distance of 3,700 metres; more than double that of the in-game 9K32.
    • The drastic reduction in range was most likely done for gameplay "balancing" purposes, as the lack of deployable countermeasures for aircraft in Cold War Assault (as opposed to titles later in the series) would have made helicopters almost impossible to fly against AA-equipped infantry units.

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ArmA: Armed Assault

« The 9K32 Strela-2 (NATO name SA-7 Grail) is a man-portable, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile (SAM) similar to the US Army Stinger, with passive infrared homing guidance.
The 9K32 is a tail-chase missile dependent on the operator’s ability to lock it onto the heat source of low-flying jets and helicopters.
Library Description
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9K32 Strela
Arma2-icon-strela.png
Faction Icon-side-redfor.png SLA
Type Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher
Diameter 72 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The 9K32 Strela-2 72 mm missile launcher.

The 9K32 Strela is used exclusively by the SLA in ArmA: Armed Assault.

Overview

Returning in Armed Assault, the 9K32 continues to serve as a simple, shoulder-carried fire-and-forget SAM launcher.

Like its predecessor in Cold War Assault, the Armed Assault 9K32 still loads 72 mm missiles fitted with HE warheads, and is mostly identical both function and appearance-wise. The main difference is that it now has an increased maximum lock-on range of 2,500 metres instead.

As the SLA's counterpart to the American FIM-92F Stinger, both are essentially the same capability-wise. The only drawback of the 9K32 is that its HE warhead inflicts slightly less damage, though the difference is negligible given that the 9K32 will still disable most helicopters in a single hit regardless.


Munitions

9K32 Missile

9K32s can only be loaded with one type of missile. Each missile occupies six inventory slots:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive 66

Missiles are hard launched with an initial velocity of just 5 m/s. They will continue to gain speed 2.5 seconds after launch until they reach a maximum of 800 m/s in mid-flight. Their warheads have a blast radius of 7 metres.


Trivia

  • For unknown reasons, the 9K32's missile actually has the maximumControlRange parameter defined in its config entry and theoretically, this would allow the operator to utilise SACLOS guidance for the missile up to a maximum distance of 1,200 metres. Because the manualControl parameter is not enabled as well however, the 9K32 cannot be controlled manually in-game.

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ArmA 2

« The 9K32 Strela-2 (NATO name SA-7 Grail) is a man-portable, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile (SAM) with passive infrared homing guidance, similar to the US Army Stinger.
The 9K32 is a tail-chase missile dependent on the operator’s ability to lock it onto the heat source of low-flying jets and helicopters.
Armoury Description
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9K32 Strela-2
Arma2-icon-strela.png
Faction Icon-side-blufor.png CDF
Icon-side-redfor.png ChDKZ
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Army
Icon-side-redfor.png Takistani Militia
Icon-side-greenfor.png NAPA
Type Surface-to-Air Missile Launcher
Diameter 72 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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Arma2-OA-logo.png
The 9K32 Strela-2 72 mm missile launcher.

The 9K32 Strela-2 is used by several BLUFOR, OPFOR and Independent factions in ArmA 2.

Overview

The ArmA 2 9K32 returns once more and continues to serve as the standard-issue SAM launcher for many more factions.

It is mostly identical capability and function-wise but unlike in Armed Assault, the ArmA 2 9K32 now has a far greater lock-on range of between 2,350 metres and up to a maximum of 4,200 metres.

ChDKZ insurgent with a 9K32.

It serves as a low-tech counterpart to the newer 9K38 Igla SAM. Unsurprisingly, this does mean that the 9K32's outdated IR seeker has very low resistance against countermeasure flares.

Provided that they are outfitted with an Infrared Warning Reciever (IWR) to detect an incoming Strela missile, they can be easily diverted away from most modern aircraft. Even then, most pilots will still be able to see the 9K32's smoke trail which can be easily spotted if they pay close attention to their surroundings.

It also has the shortest lock-on range of all SAM launchers that caps out at 4,200 metres. For comparison, the American FIM-92F has a maximum range of 4,800 metres, while the 9K38 has a cap of 5,200 metres.

On top of its extremely poor reliability, its missiles also occupy the same number of inventory slots as its newer counterparts. Overall, this makes the 9K32 a completely useless weapon to use in almost every scenario. Unless there are no alternatives to it, the 9K32 should be avoided in favour of newer generation SAM launchers instead.


Munitions

9K32 Missile

9K32s are limited to only one type of missile. Missiles always take up to six inventory slots:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive 66

Missiles are hard launched with an initial velocity of 40 m/s. They will continuing gaining speed over a period of 1.5 seconds after launch until they hit a maximum of 580 m/s. The seeker has a 20% chance of losing lock to countermeasure flares, while the warhead retains a blast radius of 8 metres.


Trivia


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See also

Weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA: Cold War Assault
Handguns 92F 9 mmCZ-75 9 mmGlock 17 9 mmS&W .357Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns Ingram .45MP5SD3 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mmUZI 9 mm
Shotguns Kozlice
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mmXM-177E2 5.56 mm (XM-177S)
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm (AK-47 GL, AK-47 CZ) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL) • AUG A1 5.56 mmFN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mmG36 5.56 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 GL)
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmM21 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm
Machine guns M60 7.62 mmPK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30MM-1
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotCarl Gustav M2FIM-92 StingerM72 LAWRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-sovietunion.png Soviet Union - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm
Submachine guns PP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Carbines AK-74 SU 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GL)
Sniper rifles SVD 7.62 mm
Machineguns PK 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2AT-4 SpigotRPG-75NH
Static M2
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
OFP-factionicon-fia.png FIA - Armoury (ArmA: Cold War Assault)
Handguns 92F 9 mm* • CZ-75 9 mm* • Tokarev TT-33 7.62 mm*
Submachine guns Ingram .45* • UZI 9 mm*
Shotguns Kozlice*
Assault rifles AK-47 7.62 mm* (AK-47 GL*, AK-47 CZ*) • AK-74 5.45 mmAUG A1 5.56 mm* • FN-FAL 7.62 mmG3A4 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles Hunting Rifle 7.62 mmSVD 7.62 mm*
Machine guns PK 7.62 mm*
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2* • M72 LAW* • RPG-75NH*
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* primarily used by the Nogovan Partisans in the Resistance campaign
Weapons of ArmA: Armed Assault
Handguns M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5A5 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mmM4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 GL, M4, M4 GL)
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO) • G36 series (G36, G36C, G36K) • M16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 + M203) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles Mk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmM107 .50M24 7.62 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machine guns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Launchers 9K32 StrelaFIM-92F StingerJavelin LauncherM136RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMM2M119A1Mk. 19Searchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Arma1-factionicon-sla.png SLA - Armoury (ArmA: Armed Assault)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 + GP-25, AKS-74 PSO)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers 6G30
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers RPG-7VStrela-2 9K32
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMSearchlight
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Queen's Gambit
Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-cdf.png CDF - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-chdkz.png ChDKZ - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mm
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machine guns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2RPG-7V
Static AGS-30D-30DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-takistaniarmy.png Takistani Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns Makarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • FN-FAL 7.62 mmM16A2 5.56 mm (M16A2 M203)
Sniper rifles KSVK 12.7 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns M240 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2Metis-M 9K115-2RPG-7VRPG-18
Static AGS-30D-30Igla AA PodKORDMetis AT-132B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants. | Operation Arrowhead
Arma2-factionicon-napa.png NAPA - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm
Assault rifles AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25, AKS-74) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles CZ 550 9.3 mmSVD Dragunov 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons RPK-74 5.45 mm
Machineguns PKM 7.62 mm
Launchers 9K32 Strela-2FIM-92F StingerRPG-7V
Static DShKM2B14 PodnosSearchlightSPG-9ZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
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