Anti-Tank Missile Video

#3
Rally it's he type that makes you wish that you had not chosen the RAC as the one that took you into battle sitting down.
Makes armour a little silly, might as well have some rolled up copies of the Sun.....just as good!

Glad I joined the RAMC............maybe
 
#4
I guess it's a javelin (IRC: LF ATGW), and It did a good job of trashing that antique T-72 without any EDZ on it or chobham armour...
 
#5
Difficult viewing angle and silhouetted, but could it be a Dragon?
 
#8
Looks pretty much like the new Javelin the way if dives in from the top.

MsG
 
#10
Would it do the same thing to a Challinger 2? Lets face it, you don't stand a chance if that hit you-doesn't matter what you're in! Ahh, big grey ship-whats that track-Exocet? Oh fcuk.................
 
#11
I think the issue is that the system is launched and attains a steep trajectory angle in mid flight, then reaches a culminating point and decends. Engaging the top of the tank the turret; the weakest point of any armoured platform(apart from the underside which could be a bit tricky to hit).
 
#12
It is a javelin, it can attack overhead or the more conventional direct line of flight. At a $100,000 a pop for the round is a bt pricey, but its not wire guided so you can shoot and scoot . It does as advertised on the box as well, US forces used them with great success on Iraqi Armor (or we hope it was Iraqi 8O )
 
#13
I don't care what it is, I want one for Christmas please.

Intended use: No10 Downing Street, London W1. Grid =

Survive that you sh1t

JJ
 
#14
Worst thing about that is the way the turret pops back down to earth after 20 seconds hurtling skywards. Ouch. Guess you'd know nothing about it though...
 
#15
Impressive scary stuff... even if it was clear line of sight against a static target.

Doubtless still a day-ruiner for any hard target, Chally 2 included.

More blue-on-blues to worry about. :-(
 
#16
Ah but the interesting concept of the javelin is that it tracks moving targets; there is no beam rider or line of sight technology once the weapon is fired the projectile will follow the target regardless. It is a smart weapon hence the price tag
 
#17
Thanks to all those that answered. Now that it has been identified as Javelin, I have found the same video (and some others of it being fired) on the Lockheed Martin Website.

I have also found Javelin on the Army Technology Website which mentions it entering service with the British Army in July 2005. As pointed out by QManWpns it has a very sophisticated IR seeker head, which means that it is a 'fire and forget' missile unlike Milan.
 

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