That’s de rigeur for heavy ATGMs these days. In the case of a tandem warhead ATGM, they do that *after* bypassing the ERA layer.
Kinda makes you wonder why it took the slaughter of Leopard 2A4s/2A5s in Syria by Russian heavy ATGMs to get NATO to wake up to the threat - and the fact that no practical amount of armor is going to keep ATGMs out of your fighting compartment. NATO is now hastily buying tank Active Protection Systems of the type that the Israelis have been making for decades and the Russians have had for about as long.
Thanks for all the good info. and good points.
If you are into World War II tanks, I am reading Victor Davis Hanson’s book “The Second World Wars” and highly recommend it.
He gives an excellent comparative analysis of WW II tanks (he even goes into a little detail of the Abrams tanks of today), and other weapons, including battle ships and bombers, infantry weapons, etc, etc. It is not boring at all.
It’s one of the best WW II books I’ve read.
I sent you a note about Victor Davis Hanson’s book “The Second World Wars” regarding armor and other things.