Ukrainian volunteers took up the development of a "popular" cruise missile dubbed Trembita. The work is performed by engineers from the PARS volunteer design bureau, assisted by volunteers from the Vidsich non-governmental organization. The developers plan to construct a missile with a pulsejet engine intended for hitting enemy facilities and harassing Russian air defense. The missile was claimed to be able to hit targets within a 140-km range.
"Our simple missile is incomparably cheaper than the munitions of the enemy’s anti-aircraft missile systems," the developers note.
According to the plans, a barrage consisting of 20 such missiles will overcome the enemy’s air defense and hit targets at a sufficient depth.
Ukrainians are developing the Trembita cruise missile (video)
Specifications of the Trembita missile
- Combat weight: 100 kg
- Warhead: 20 kg
- Operational range: over 140 km
- Speed: over 400 km/h
- Flight ceiling: 2,000 m
- Minimum flight altitude: 30 m
- Engine: 30 l.
The missile can carry a thermobaric warhead or a high-explosive fragmentation warhead with a total weight of 20 kg.
The Trembita missile can be launched using either a solid-propellant booster or a pneumatic catapult launcher.
The engine running on gasoline has no moving parts and is easy to manufacture.
The volunteers want to launch the production of individual components of the missile all over Ukraine based on garage workshops.
"There is no way the Russians can destroy such a comprehensive ‘popular defense industry’ with either their rusty S-300 or precision Kalibr missiles," the developers say.