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Does anyone know what this Missile is and what tank is firin

#9
wessex_warrior said:
Didn't the yank airmobile tank Sheridan used to fire a missile round?

edit: I'm talking BS, the Sheridan didn't have a fume extractor.
Blues/cav and myself have fired wire guided Shillelagh missiles from a sheriden, bloody good fun.
 
#11
the_butler said:
wessex_warrior said:
Didn't the yank airmobile tank Sheridan used to fire a missile round?

edit: I'm talking BS, the Sheridan didn't have a fume extractor.
Blues/cav and myself have fired wire guided Shillelagh missiles from a sheriden, bloody good fun.
-Yep same gun/missile Launcher combo on the M60A2 (the "Starship")as well;
 

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#13
Are you sure it's a missile (as in, ATGM)?
It looks like a tank round to me, with fin stab and discarding sabot (explosive assisted ? )
There's no propulsion exhaust, wire guidance or evidence that is not a 'dumb' round.
I'll keep looking on t'internet......
 
#14
The first operational Soviet GLATGM was Songster as fitted to the T-64B and using the 125mm gun. Newer missiles exist, but you're going to have to Google for the details.

In addition, the Soviets went on to produce variants in 100mm and 115mm for retrofit to T-55 and T-62. The missile guidance equipment can also be retro-fitted to T-72, was standard on T-80 and is standard on the T-90. And they'll sell you 105mm and 120mm variants now for Western gun tubes.

They are all laser beam riding, that is the laser is aimed at the base of the missile and the missile manoeuvres to keep it centred, so beam moves up, missile follows and so on. This means that it is more difficult to detect the laser on the target than using a laser for illumination.

Hence missile exhausts will be on the sides, and motor burn times may be very short to allow better manoeuvering. After all, it comes out of the gun pretty fast to start with.
 
#15
The first operational Soviet GLATGM was Songster as fitted to the T-64B and using the 125mm gun. Newer missiles exist, but you're going to have to Google for the details.

In addition, the Soviets went on to produce variants in 100mm and 115mm for retrofit to T-55 and T-62. The missile guidance equipment can also be retro-fitted to T-72, was standard on T-80 and is standard on the T-90. And they'll sell you 105mm and 120mm variants now for Western gun tubes.

They are all laser beam riding, that is the laser is aimed at the base of the missile and the missile manoeuvres to keep it centred, so beam moves up, missile follows and so on. This means that it is more difficult to detect the laser on the target than using a laser for illumination.

Hence missile exhausts will be on the sides, and motor burn times may be very short to allow better manoeuvering. After all, it comes out of the gun pretty fast to start with.
 
#16
Look at the fume extractor - Is that the Rheinmetal 120 smoothbore i.e. US M1 or Leo 2 - paint colours suggest US M1.

The rotation is interesting - out of a smooth bore barrel but I am purely guessing that the spin rate is less than a rifled barrel would produce .

Note also the head of the of the projectile appears not to be spinning while the back end is.

Is that an MPAT round ?
 
#18
T90 is scarily years ahead of what we have at the moment. the gun launched missile is mainly for anti helicopter use. The T90 also has add on defensive aid suites (DAS) such as chaff and flares and an anti missile cannister shot. There was also a rumour of a radar controlled anti missile gun system similar to phalanx and goalkeeper.
 

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