Typhoons as chassis for the Cornet

Typhoons as chassis for the Cornet
The launch of the Kornet missile system based on the Tiger armored car. Graphics KBP / kbptula.ru


To date, several versions of the Kornet-EM anti-tank missile systems based on different chassis and launchers have been developed. In the near future, two versions of such a machine will be tested immediately, after which they will be able to enter service. This time, the base for the self-propelled anti-tank systems were the Typhoon armored cars.

New 2018


The new version of equipping the K53949 Typhoon-K armored car and the placement of the Kornet-EM ATGM was first shown to the public a year and a half ago at the Army-2018 exhibition. A serial armored car was demonstrated on the site, in the fighting compartment of which two retractable automated launchers (APUs) were placed.

It should be noted that the armored car and the installation were already well known to specialists and technology lovers, but they were demonstrated for the first time as a single complex. Such a sample naturally attracted attention. The authors of the project noted the positive aspects of the new self-propelled anti-tank systems and evaluated its prospects for a commercial nature.

“Typhoon-K” with retractable installations has recently become a topic again News. January 3, Izvestia published new data on the progress of this project. As it turned out, the new development is approaching adoption, and in the near future will be able to affect the combat effectiveness of the troops.


Launchers used on the Tiger with the Cornet. Photo by Vitalykuzmin.net

It is reported that at the end of last year, the Instrument Design Bureau (Tula), which developed the Cornet-EM, ordered the acceptance tests of self-propelled anti-tank systems based on the Typhoon-K. During these events, the self-propelled machine was to fire using a wide range of guided missiles.

New designs


According to Izvestia, missiles with a maximum range of 10 km are used in tests along with others. In addition, a new version of the missile with a high-explosive warhead and even greater range is being tested. Such a missile has not yet entered service, but its adoption will sharply increase the combat capabilities of the ATGM.

Izvestia also reports the appearance of a new version of an armored car with missiles. This self-propelled anti-tank system is intended for the airborne troops, which affected the choice of the base landing gear. This modification of the "Cornet-EM" is based on the K4386 "Typhoon-Airborne" armored car. It is expected that such an ATGM will provide the Airborne with new opportunities. With it, units will be able to effectively deal with tanks enemy, and part of the ammunition can be used for high-precision fire support of a different kind. The technical appearance of the new self-propelled anti-tank systems has not yet been specified.

Platforms for Cornet


The well-known version of equipping Typhoon-K with Kornet-EM missiles involves the use of two retractable APUs. These installations are not new and have already found application in several self-propelled anti-tank systems. Universal APUs can be mounted on different chassis, which simplifies the creation of a self-propelled complex with predetermined mobility and protection characteristics.


Prototype Typhoon-K with missiles, 2018. Photo by Wikimedia Commons

The first appeared and was shown to the public a variant of the Kornet ATGM based on the Tiger armored car. In the aft compartment of such a machine, they found a place for two retractable APUs with four missiles on each. Inside the machine, an operator console and styling with 8 missiles were placed. The resulting sample is notable for its good mobility, has the required protection and can realize all the advantages of the Kornet ATGM of the corresponding versions.

To date, the "Tiger" with missiles adopted. Such equipment is supplied to the troops and used in various events. In addition, armored cars regularly participate in parades.

In 2018, for the first time, they showed another installation option for the quad Cornet-EM APU based on the K53949 armored car. In terms of layout and basic capabilities, such a self-propelled anti-tank system does not differ from a machine based on the Tiger. It also carries two launchers with eight missiles ready for launch. The operator and ammunition were placed inside.

According to the latest news, the Typhoon-K with the Cornet is still being tested. Upon completion, the issue of adoption will be decided. It can be assumed that such an ATGM has a high chance of joining the army. This outcome will contribute to a newer chassis with higher protection characteristics.


Launcher for the Typhoon. Wikimedia Commons Photos

Now we know about the development of anti-tank systems based on K4386. This sample has not yet been shown, but, knowing about other projects, you can imagine the general features of its appearance. Apparently, the aft compartment of the hull is again allocated for the fighting compartment with two APUs with missiles and places for ammunition. Dimensions "Typhoon-Airborne" allow you to use two launchers at once.

The ATGM based on K4386 is just getting ready to pass the tests. However, the future prospects of this machine are clear now. It is developed specifically for the Airborne on the basis of a specialized armored car. As a result of this project, the airborne troops will be able to get modern multi-purpose missile weapons on a successful platform.

New and old rockets


According to recent reports, a new missile with an increased firing range was created for the Kornet-EM anti-tank system. Thus, the anti-tank complex turns into a multi-purpose tool for attacking various targets.

Recall that the Kornet missiles of the first modifications, such as 9M133 or 9M133M, had a firing range of no more than 5-5,5 km. Based on them were created ammunition with high-explosive warheads. The most advanced anti-tank weapon in the family at the moment is the product 9M133M-2 with a range of 8 km. The 9M133FM-3 missile delivers a high-explosive warhead to a range of 10 km. Now, a new product with similar equipment and higher flight characteristics is being reported. The index of this product is unknown.


Armored Car K4386 "Typhoon-Airborne." Photo Bmpd.livejournal.com

All this means that the Kornet-EM ATGM on any chassis — the Tiger or Typhoon of two types — can deal with a wide range of targets within a radius of several kilometers. Tanks are hit from a distance of 5-8 km, and other targets - up to 10 km when using cash missiles. A promising “nameless” missile will increase the area of ​​responsibility of self-propelled anti-tank systems and accordingly increase the shock capabilities of troops.

Interim results


Right now, we can observe how the development of ATGMs of the Kornet family and the Typhoon armored vehicles is underway, and how these two lines intersect to produce very interesting results. The first result of this kind has already been tested, and the second will go to the training ground in the near future.

New equipment with special capabilities is of great interest to our army, and is likely to be adopted soon. In addition, it may interest foreign customers. The anti-tank systems of the Cornet family are in certain demand on the international market, and new versions of execution can also become the subject of contracts.

However, all this remains a matter of the distant future. At the moment, defense enterprises and the army need to test two promising self-propelled anti-tank systems and a new long-range missile. Based on the test results, conclusions will be drawn and, probably, new supply contracts will be signed. Only after that the complexes based on the Tiger will receive an addition in the form of modern samples.
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  1. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 07: 23 New
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    You can use the chassis of the BMP-1. He removed the tower and put 2 launchers. She is both mobile and floating and more conductive. You can also use a lighter base such as an UAZ or analogue with 1 launcher. And cheaper and commercial car.
    1. rocket757 4 February 2020 07: 37 New
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      An anti-tank system was installed on the moto league ... patency, stealth, and all that jazz! She was just taken, because it was what I needed.
      1. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 07: 39 New
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        Motor racers are even better. There is more space and a civil diesel. Just BMP 1 bunch and they need to be modernized. Why not make this option ??
        1. rocket757 4 February 2020 08: 46 New
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          This is true, motor-league is also in demand in the citizen. BMP cabinet, only for its intended purpose, a machine for war.
    2. svp67 4 February 2020 12: 15 New
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      Quote: Zaurbek
      You can use the chassis of the BMP-1

      Not a bad offer. But it is unlikely that anyone will consider it now, but it is a pity that a completely exportable version could not have turned out well.
    3. Siberia 75 4 February 2020 14: 36 New
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      In my opinion, they started installing ATGMs on the base of SUVs and all-terrain vehicles 50 years ago. The idea is obvious. The fact that the most common anti-tank missile system Kornet in the RF Armed Forces was installed on the widespread Typhoon (as on most other platforms) was natural.
      1. Lopatov 4 February 2020 16: 03 New
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        Quote: Siberia 75
        The idea is obvious.

        The idea is not obvious.
        For it is simply impossible to combine the installation of anti-tank systems on the base of an SUV and the mobility requirements of PTrez.
        1. Pivot 5 February 2020 16: 34 New
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          If for the Airborne Forces it should be airborne, urban use, raid operations. Definitely a wheeled vehicle with anti-tank systems is needed.
          1. Lopatov 5 February 2020 17: 15 New
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            Quote: Pivot
            If for the Airborne Forces it should be airborne, urban use, raid operations. Definitely a wheeled vehicle with anti-tank systems is needed.

            SPTRK "BTR-RD" Robot ""

            Hundreds of cars.
            There is already an option with two Cornets

            Alterations are minimal.

            Air landing on hand is much easier to apply in urban areas than the misunderstanding described in the article with “raid operations” is similar
  2. rocket757 4 February 2020 07: 34 New
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    Typhoons as chassis for the Cornet

    The model is certainly interesting, on the one hand, BUT !!!
    What are the prospects for this technique? For domestic consumption? so we have ordered NOT much! For sale outside ??? Not sure if cheaper, better-hidden products are in demand there. Such are the wars now, mostly. Those who don’t need to hide anything, make such a technique themselves, they don’t just need it, they are direct competitors and they will have to butt out for the markets ....
    1. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 07: 40 New
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      "There" use a Hammer with 4 cornets. Maybe they just offer PU.
      1. rocket757 4 February 2020 09: 10 New
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        Just PUs, which can be loaded on the donkey and dragged anywhere, will always be in demand ... why they have better parameters, they are easier to handle and maintain. the demand. Yes, the question PRICES!
        1. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 09: 14 New
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          I meant half of the presented PU with 4 guides. UAZ or pickup can be quickly and cheaply made the carrier of such a PU.
          1. rocket757 4 February 2020 09: 19 New
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            Each product has its own tactics and the need for use.
            They put everything that is possible on pickups, for example, but no one is in a hurry to equip their armies with similar equipment ... their region, their conditions of use.
            1. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 09: 22 New
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              Belarusians did similar. Chassis type Tiger is quite expensive and low resource. There are lots of offers on the market based on pickups with diesel engines from 100ls to 500ls. and export can even offer such options.
              1. rocket757 4 February 2020 09: 30 New
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                Therefore, they are not for sale! It is necessary to study the demand more carefully so that the proposal falls into the topic itself.
                This is not for medium-immature managers ... there, inborn traders are needed! Who have a profit scoop.
                1. Zaurbek 4 February 2020 09: 34 New
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                  But they are sold by third-party manufacturers ... they take our Cornets, make a module with 4 controllers and put the mushrooms on a foreign base. Learn the experience of IRAQ. there the Hammers ride with the Cornets.
    2. Lopatov 4 February 2020 10: 41 New
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      Quote: rocket757
      What are the prospects for this technique?

      No.
      The same useless device, as on the basis of the "Tiger". Because the anti-tank unit should have no less cross-country ability than their opponents. Tank units.
      And for tanks, for example, arable land in spring is not a particularly difficult obstacle.

      That is, in fact, the units equipped with such machines cannot perform their tasks.
      Let me remind you, even under the USSR, the cross-country BRDM and other "wheels" were considered insufficient, replacing them with MT-LB

      Well, perhaps to force the military to buy indecency.
      1. rocket757 4 February 2020 11: 05 New
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        Quote: Spade
        Well, perhaps to force the military to buy nepot ......

        There, where everything is as flat as a table and there is no special dirt.
        Only there is a lot of THERE, they are no longer waiting for us. Moreover, if the PU installation still finds its consumer, then platforms are preferred by other manufacturers.
        To produce only for yourself, in limited quantities .... it is not economical for any indicators and under any government will receive the answer "there is no money and you ...."
  3. san4es 4 February 2020 08: 25 New
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    ... ATGM “Cornet-EM” on any chassis - “Tiger” or “Typhoon” of two types - can deal with a wide range of targets within a radius of several kilometers ..... soldier

  4. marmalade 4 February 2020 09: 06 New
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    excellent and necessary thing - you can send at least 4 tanks for consumption and cheap
  5. Yrec 4 February 2020 09: 17 New
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    In the “Military Acceptance”, a statement was made that the “Typhoon” was created to replace the “Tiger” and eventually displace it from the troops. "Tiger" according to the results of operation was not enough.
    1. Genry 4 February 2020 10: 10 New
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      Quote: Yrec
      a statement was made that the "Typhoon" was created to replace the "Tiger" and eventually displace it from the troops.

      Actually, the replacement for the tiger is predicted by the Athlete (aka Tiger-2). "Athlete" has an enhanced reservation and carrying capacity. At the same time, its mass increased, and the maximum speed decreased.
      Quote: Yrec
      "Tiger" by the results of operation was not enough.

      His bottom is not designed for mines - and therefore refused.
      1. Yrec 4 February 2020 10: 13 New
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        Precisely, with the "Athlete" confused.
  6. Ros 56 4 February 2020 10: 21 New
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    And how much does it cost to store a BMP-1, is there infa? I understand the manufacturer Typhoons will do everything possible to promote his equipment for profit, but to hell with the state spending extra money if you can upgrade the old one, add new PUs and you get a completely different device. How many pieces do we need for the army? Does anyone know 100, 500 1000, 2000 in general, and how much can be sold over the hill in case of emergency? Where are these fucking menagers, do they even know anything? And you can write articles and raise questions, only answers request .
    1. LastPS 28 March 2020 16: 24 New
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      There is nothing worthwhile to be done with the BMP-1,2 mine resistance; a solution based on the MPI is better.
  7. garri-lin 4 February 2020 11: 11 New
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    Extremely controversial concept. Moreover, that the chassis that the PU look illogical. Cheap, massive tracked chassis. The idea with BMP1 is good. You can also upgrade. Chassis and armor add lightly. But PU need to do a new one. It is surprising why the guidance equipment is below the missiles. A very strange decision. Sticks out of cover more and less overview. Illogical. In general, PU must be done on a telescopic mast with a height of 2-2,5 meters from the roof of the machine. Also self-leveling. Top optics and guidance devices. Lower missiles. 4-6 missiles on the mast. It will be much better. And as for the Typhoon, it is being actively shoved into the airborne forces. There, for unification, it can and can. Although there is a BMD for the chassis.
    1. Private-K 5 February 2020 10: 37 New
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      At the expense of the fact that the "eyes" should be located above the "long arm" - I agree with you. This is a design jamb or it was just so simpler to do.

      BMP-1 is too outdated platform. And I want a car for the long term.
      Forever capital BMP-1 - a dead end decision. And completely stop the design idea. You will recall with what difficulties and through what snot Russian industrialists went through to produce something different from the old Soviet achievements. But you must!

      This PU is retractable! In the stowed position, it is located inside the machine body.

      In any case, the Typhoon-Airborne Forces in the SPTRK version can be delivered no more than a few dozen - from 60 to 100 vehicles. No more. This follows directly from the states of the Airborne Forces. So why bother with a maximum of a hundred cars?

      The Russian Airborne Forces are, in fact, the Russian expeditionary forces, or their forward detachment. BMD-4M and BMD in general are simply superfluous, unprofitable, have not the same performance characteristics that are needed in a number of standard alleged situations. Therefore, it grew. Airborne want wheeled MPAP-BTR.
      1. garri-lin 5 February 2020 12: 22 New
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        The most offensive is that the Expeditionary Force is one thing and the Airborne Forces are completely different. But they were confused and confused. By the way, Cornet on a caterpillar chassis will be a cheap addition to the Chrysanthemum. Not only in the Airborne Forces useful but also in ordinary parts.
  8. Cympak 5 February 2020 01: 12 New
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    Tanks are hit from a distance of 5-8 km, and other targets - up to 10 km when using cash missiles. A promising "nameless" missile will increase the area of ​​responsibility of self-propelled anti-tank systems and accordingly increase the shock capabilities of troops.

    That's just for shooting, “Cornet” you need direct visibility to the target. And where will they get such a direct line of sight at 10+ km? Mountains, desert terrain with hills? And if the target, while the subsonic “Cornet” is flying (at a distance of 10+ km it will be more than 10 seconds), dives into some hole or hits an obstacle?
    In general, they "suck out from the finger" entities that are unnecessary for this ATGM. Give someone these Occamizer razors.
    It would be better to reduce the smoke of the Kornet engine to the level of TOU-2, make a remote control for remote control of the launcher, like the Ukrainian Stugny, or start developing a cheap portable ATGM “shoot and forget” with a range of 2-3 km.
    Ah, yes, in the same place in the KBP leadership they continue to rave that the Cornet has the ability to "shoot and forget." That's just what they will do in the army with the expectation that the PU will “forget” ...
  9. Diverter 18 February 2020 19: 45 New
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    definitely wheeled vehicles needed. but modern military wheeled vehicles have lost the most important quality - the ability to overcome water barriers. any officer knows, for a 100 km march at least 1 rivulet 100 meters wide.
    The ideal vehicle wheeled vehicle for the anti-tank system is a modernized mess. Belarusians washed down a very interesting modernization, and that’s what it would be necessary to put on it. and swim and speed and armor a bit there.