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Anti-Tank Guided Missiles - Summary

"Bassoon" : "Fagot" (GRAU index - 9K111, according to the classification of the US Defense Ministry and NATO - AT-4 Spigot is a Soviet / Russian portable anti-tank missile system with semi-automatic command guidance by wire. Designed to defeat visually observed stationary and moving targets with speeds of up to 60 km / h (armored vehicles of the enemy, shelters and firearms) at ranges up to 2 km, and missile 9M113 - up to 4 km. It was developed in Design Instrument Design Bureau (Tula) and TsNIIToch Mash. Adopted in 1970. The upgraded version - 9M111-2, version of the missile with an increased range of flight and increased armor penetration - 9M111M.

The complex includes: folding portable launcher with control equipment and start-up mechanism; missiles 9M111 (9M111-2) in transport-launch containers (TPK); spare tools and accessories (spare parts); Testing equipment and other auxiliary equipment. Easy to operate, it can be transferred by calculation of two people. The weight of the pack N1 of the commander with the launcher is 22.5 kg. The second calculation number carries a pack of N2 weighing 26.85 kg with two missiles in the TPK.

"Cornet" : (GRAU index - 9K135, according to the classification of the US Defense Ministry and NATO: AT-14 Spriggan) is anti-tank missile system developed by the Tula Instrument Design Bureau. It was developed on the basis of a complex of tank guided weapons "Reflex", while retaining its main layout solutions. It is designed to defeat tanks and other armored targets, including those equipped with modern means of dynamic protection. Modification of ATCM "Cornet-D" can also affect air targets. The main difference from the previous ATGM "Fagot", "Competition" and "Metis" - in the guidance system. If the ATGM control of the latter was carried out by wire, the Cornet ATGM is guided along the laser beam.

The "Cornet", like other Russian anti-tank systems, is constantly criticized for the inability to overcome the dynamic armor of modern foreign main battle tanks. Nevertheless, the "Cornet-E" became the most popular domestic ATGM, supplied for export. Its parties were purchased by 16 countries, including Algeria, India, Syria, Greece, Jordan, the UAE and South Korea. The last deep modification - "Cornet-EM" - with a range of 10 kilometers is capable of "working" for both ground and air targets, primarily unmanned vehicles and combat helicopters.

"Competition" (the index of the complex - 9K111-1, missiles - 9M113, the original name - "Oboe", according to the classification of the US Defense Ministry and NATO - AT-5 Spandrel) is a Soviet self-propelled anti-tank missile system. It was developed in Design Instrument Design Bureau, Tula. It is intended for destruction of tanks, engineering and fortification structures. The complex was developed since 1970 and was adopted in January 1974. The self-propelled launcher is mounted on the BRDM-2 chassis, as well as the PTRK "Contest" equipped with BMP-1P, BMP-2, BMD-2, BMD-3.

Subsequently, a modification of the 9K111-1M "Contest-M" (the original name - "Strike") was developed with improved characteristics (tandem warhead), adopted in 1991. PTRK "Contest" was issued under license in the GDR, Iran (the so-called "Towsan-1", since 2000) and India ("Competition-M").

"Chrysanthemum" (Complex / missile index - 9K123 / 9M123, according to NATO and US Defense Forces classification - AT-15 Springer) is a self-propelled antitank missile system. It was developed in the Kolomna design bureau. It is intended for destruction of tanks (including those equipped with dynamic defense), infantry fighting vehicles and other lightly armored targets, engineering and fortification structures, surface targets, low-speed air targets, manpower (including in shelters and on open areas).

The complex has a combined missile control system: Automatic radar in the millimeter range with the guidance of a missile in the radio beam; Semiautomatic with the guidance of a rocket in a laser beam Two launcher containers can be installed simultaneously on the launcher. The missiles are launched in series. The combat kit of ATCM "Chrysanthemum-S" consists of four types of ATGMs in the TPK: 9M123 with guidance on the laser beam and 9M123-2 with guidance on the radio beam, with the over-caliber tandem-cumulative warhead and 9M123F and 9M123F-2 missiles, respectively, with laser and radio beam guidance, with a high-explosive (thermobaric) warhead.

"Metis" (complex / missile index - 9K115, according to the classification of NATO and the United States of America - AT-7 Saxhorn) is a Soviet / Russian portable anti-tank missile system of the company with semi-automatic command guidance by wire. Refers to ATGM of the second generation. Designed by Tula Instrument Design Bureau. The complex is designed to defeat visually observed stationary and moving, with flank speeds of up to 60 km / h, armored vehicles and firing points.

The complex includes: portable launcher 9P151 with control equipment and start-up mechanism on the machine; missiles 9M115 in transport-launch containers; Spare parts; Testing equipment and other auxiliary equipment. Launching 9P151 folding, is a machine 9P152, with a lifting and turning mechanism, which is equipped with control equipment - guidance device 9S816 and hardware unit. The launcher has a mechanism for precise guidance on the target, which reduces the requirements for the qualification of the operator.

Currently, for shooting at night and in smoke-free conditions, the complex can be equipped with a thermal imaging sight 1PN86VI Mulat-115 (Sokol 2), developed by NGO GIPO1, with a range of up to 1.5 km. The complex consisting of one firing unit [PU] and four missiles is carried in two packs by calculation of two persons. Pack N1 with a mass of 17 kg with a launcher and one TPK with a missile, a pack of N2 - with three missiles in a TPK with a mass of 19.4 kg. Shooting can be conducted from the prepared and unprepared positions from the prone position, from the trench standing, and also from the shoulder. It is possible to shoot with an infantry fighting vehicle or an APC and from buildings (in the latter case it takes about 6 meters of free space from behind).

According to Wikipedia (unreferenced, of course) the AT-12 is the 9K118 Sheksna. However, according to Designation-Systems.Net, there is no 9K118. The "Sheksna" name is instead applied to the 9K116-2, falling under the AT-10 "Stabber" NATO designation. Finally, in DCS the Mi-28 carries the 9M114 Shturm, IIRC the AT-6 "Spiral".



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