Just found this Anti-Tank Missile Video and wondered if anyone knows what it is? I can see that it is a shoulder-launched and top-attack mode thingy, but nothing beyond that. Any ATGW spotters out there?
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!
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).
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 )
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
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.