Skip to comments.Javelin
Posted on 01/28/2020 8:50:35 PM PST by Rabin
Javelin is a US-made, man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile. It destroys bunkers, tank, trucks and low flying helicopters. When the gunner determines the target, coordinates are sent to the logic gob, which locks on the target. After launch and during flight the crew run like hell from the firing position. The missile is equipped with imaging infrared seeker to deliver an 8.4 kg tandem shaped charge. A precursor warhead detonates any ablative armor, then the primary warhead penetrates the base armor. Javelin is capable of destroying any main battle tank in the world today.
(Excerpt) Read more at military-today.com ...
According to the article, it’s “fire and run like hell”.
I want several.
Ya know, just incase I should need it.
The Right of the People to keep and bear Arm shall not be infringed...
Detonates armor? I know what they mean, but it seems that they could have said it better.
That’s a little over 31”. Wow
The driver got out of mine.
>>The driver got out of mine.<<
Duck, cover and roll!
How about: It blasts that pesky explosive carp they glue on the outside of the People holder part so the other part of the warhead goes BOOM !!! in their laps.
Back before Javelins I was a Dragon gunner. The only tank I got to destroy was a Bundeswehr M113 with an Iron Cross on the side of it. It felt really good to watch it disappear in that ball of fire.
Seems like the Javelin would be great recreational fun for lots of things!!!!!
The text is “detonates any explosive reactive armor”...which I thought is what the precursor warhead is for...
The lethal Javelin is what Trump gave the Ukraine, because he’s a Russian-puppet anti-Ukranian.
By contrast, Obama gave the Ukraine blankets, because he was such a staunch supporter of our Ukrainian allies. Oh, and night-vision goggles too, so that our Ukrainian allies could see the Russian tanks coming and know it was time to hide under those blankets.
You’re right. The article says “reactive armor.” I was commenting on the post at the top of this thread which says “ablative armor.”
After launch and during flight the crew run like hell from the firing position.
fire run forget
You pushed right up to the line there, maybe over it.
fire run forget
Sounds like me back in my misspent youth....
We gave javelins to the ukrainians to fight the russkies in Crimea.
They have not fired any of the javelins.
Foreign aid will make you a cynic in a flash.
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