SCUD-2 of the Afghan National Army.
The Scud is a mobile, Russian-made, short-range, tactical ballistic surface-to-surface missile system. The SCUD-series guided missiles are single-stage using storable liquid propellants. Warheads can be HE, chemical, or nuclear, and the missile, launched vertically from a small platform, has a range of 300 km. Unsophisticated gyroscopes guided the missile only during powered flight - which lasts about 80 seconds. Once the rocket motor shut down, the entire missile with the warhead attached coasted unguided to the target area. Consequently, Scuds had notoriously poor accuracy, and the farther they flew, the more inaccurate they became.
Picture added on 08 May 2011 at 08:29