"It is alleged that they are using guided tank missiles of the" Bastion "complex, which were used by T-62M tanks. In fact, the 116-2 Sheksna complex has been created for the upgraded sixty-twos and 9K116-1 Bastion is a development for T-55MB, which are also available in Syria, ”explains the author Roman Katkov.
According to him, the missiles of these 2-x complexes differ only in that they are used by tools of different calibers - 115 and 100 mm. “A rocket projectile for the Sheksna received support belts on the body, contributing to stable movement along the non-rifled barrel of 115-mm guns,” the author notes.
The missiles are aimed at the target at the laser beam using the 1K13 pointing device. The defeat range from 100m to 4 km. The speed of the projectile - 370 m / s, armor penetration - up to 600 mm. The probability of hitting the target at maximum range - 80%. Ammunition can be used in the heat of up to + 50 degrees, which is important, given the climatic conditions of Syria.