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9K33 "Osa"/SA-8 Gecko

SAM System Vehicle


Country of Origin/Used by: USSR (And Many Others)
First Produced/Service Dates: 1975
Manufactured by: Soviet State Arsenals
Crew: 5
Armament: (4) or (6) 9M33 Surface-to-Air Missiles
Engine: D20K300 Diesel
Miscellaneous Info: Based on chassis of Transporter 5957. Osa/Oca is translated from Russian as "Wasp". In service with many countries including Angola, Algeria, India, Iraq, Jordan, Libya, Poland, Syria, etc.
Data Sheet Available:   None Available


Reference Source/Provider
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photos (Taken at the Imperial War Museum at Duxford, UK) Major (Retired) Don Allen - Orleans, Ontario Canada
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photo David Green - Oxfordshire, UK
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photos Patrick Keenan - Editor
9K33 Osa/SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Photos Keith Paget - Northampton, UK
  Ecuadorn 9K33 Osa/SA-8 SAM Launcher Photo Lewis Mejia - Peru

References Available


Reference Source/Provider
9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Information & Photos Army Recognition.Com
9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Information & Photos Global Security.Com
Czech 9K33 Osa/ SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Photos (Via Vojtech Micek) Prime Portal


Reference Author
  "Cold War Lizard" (November 2017 Issue of Airfix Model World Magazine) [Covers a build of the 1/35 Trumpeter SA-8 Gecko SAM Launcher Model Kit] Cristain Lupu
Jane's AFV Recognition Handbook - Second Edition Christopher F. Foss
SA-8 Gecko In Detail (Wings & Wheels Publications) Jan Horak & Frantisek Koran
 " Sting in the Tail" (September 2019 Issue of Classic Military Vehicle Magazine) James Kinnear
Wheeled Armoured Fighting Vehicles In Service B.T. White

Hobby Modeling

Kits and Accessories

Model Kit Manufacturer Scale Other Information
SA-8 Gecko SAM System Vehicle Model Kit (05597) Trumpeter Models 1/35 Injection Molded Plastic.
SA-8 Gecko/9K33 OSA SAM System Model Kit (WB-01) W-Model 1/72 Resin.
Aftermarket Item Manufacturer Scale Other Information
"Syrian AFVs (Syrian Civil War 2011) Pt 2" (D356226) Echelon Fine Details 1/35 Decals.  Includes markings for one 9K33M2 (SA-8 Gecko) vehicle.
9K33 Osa SA-8 Gekko Anti-Aircraft System Wheel Set (35084) Miniarm 1/35 Resin; For Trumpeter Kit.

Model Photos

Reference Source/Provider