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Anti-tank missile system "Sturm-SM"

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At the end of 2012, the state tests of the self-propelled anti-tank missile complex "Sturm-SM", created by the Kolomna engineering design bureau, were completed. According to some information, preparations are currently being completed for adopting a new system for the armament of the army. The construction and supply of new equipment with guided missile weapons to the troops will increase the potential of the ground forces. New anti-tank complexes "Sturm-SM" will give the opportunity to deal with armored vehicles and fortifications with greater efficiency.


Anti-tank missile system "Sturm-SM"


The project of a new anti-tank missile system was developed by Kolomna designers to equip the armed forces with a modern system capable of effectively destroying various types of targets. The ATCM "Sturm-SM" uses an updated complex of electronic equipment, providing the ability to use weapons at any time of the day and in any weather conditions, as well as a new rocket with two control systems. In addition, the upgraded anti-tank complex can be mounted on various platforms, from self-propelled tracked chassis to a boat or a ship.

The main objective of the modernization, the result of which was the new ATGM of the Sturm family, was to ensure that the systems could be used regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. For this purpose, a surveillance and sighting system with a television and thermal imaging channel was introduced into the complex of radio-electronic equipment made on the basis of the Shturm-S ATGM equipment. Using this system, the operator of the complex can monitor the situation and direct the missile at the target.

The second major innovation in the anti-tank complex "Sturm-SM" was the updated missile control equipment. To use the missile system on various platforms, the ammunition received an additional control system. The 9М120-1 Attack missile uses radio-command and laser-beam control systems, depending on the situation.

All units of the self-propelled anti-tank missile system “Sturm-SM” are mounted on the chassis of the MT-LB multi-purpose tracked vehicle. On the site of the commander of the machine is mounted a set of equipment necessary to control all systems. On the frontal part of the base machine, in front of the commander's workplace, a rotary unit with optoelectronic equipment is installed, designed to search for targets and missile guidance. Equipment for work with rockets is installed in the cargo compartment of the MT-LB vehicle. Automatics is responsible for supplying ammunition to the launcher and raising the latter to the combat position. On the launcher there are attachments for the rocket transport and launch container. For the supply of ammunition used drum with 12 cells for transport and launch containers with missiles.



According to official information, the modernized Sturm-SM anti-tank systems can destroy various targets at ranges up to 6 km. The 9М120-1 guided missile is equipped with a solid-fuel engine and is capable of flying at speeds of the order of 400 m / s. Control of the rocket in flight is carried out by radio or by means of a laser-beam system. Receivers of radio and laser radiation are located in the tail of the rocket.

When creating a new rocket, the need to effectively destroy various types of targets was taken into account. For this reason, the “Attack” guided missile of a new modification can be equipped with three types of combat units. A tandem cumulative warhead is designed to destroy enemy armored vehicles; for the defeat of manpower is proposed to use fragmentation; and for attacking low-speed low-altitude air targets, a core warhead was created.

From their predecessors ATGM "Sturm-SM" took over a few positive features. The original automatic supply of ammunition to the launcher in combination with the high speed of the missile allows an experienced gunner to make up to 3-4 launches per minute. The use of a narrow radio beam control provides high noise immunity of the complex. The semi-automatic guidance system allows the operator of the complex to control the rocket until it hits the target, although it imposes certain restrictions on the use of the system in real combat conditions.

The use of old developments in combination with new ideas allowed Kolomna designers to ensure the superiority of the Shturm-SM anti-tank systems on previous systems of the family. Due to the use of a dual missile control system and through the use of an optical-electronic surveillance and guidance system, greater flexibility of use is achieved in comparison with the previous Sturms. In addition, it is possible to use not only the self-propelled land chassis, but also on other platforms.

Anti-tank missile system "Sturm-SM" has not yet been adopted. Nevertheless, it has already passed state tests for quite a long time and, therefore, is likely to be put into service as soon as possible.

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  1. Nasty
    Nasty April 1 2014 09: 01
    +22
    the Germans in the "panther" came up with a retractable platform. shoot from behind hills, houses, fences ...
    putting the "heavily armored" MTLB on direct fire is not a good idea ...
    1. serega.fedotov
      serega.fedotov April 1 2014 09: 10
      +5
      Yes, it’s better not to put the materiel under fire, if only he arrived, he shot up a gun and put a bolt on the hump! But even MTLB is not a fountain!
      1. wanderer_032
        wanderer_032 April 1 2014 09: 29
        +17
        What is easier to modernize (within reasonable limits) of the bar of this complex (so that you could fire from high shelters).
        And the chassis is the tenth thing, but MT-LB is not so bad for that either. (IMHO)
        Just the technology in battle, you must be able to use it effectively knowing its capabilities and shortcomings. Then any task can be done.
        And give the "oak" and club-handed man at least super-modern technology.
        The sense will be zero anyway.
      2. cosmos111
        cosmos111 April 1 2014 09: 37
        +7
        Quote: serega.fedotov
        MTLB is not a fountain!

        MTLB, morally and physically outdated, only on the BMP-3 chassis (((

        when undermining, a double simulated charge under MT-LB, pierced the bottom and the mechanical water .. almost, did not tear off the leg (multiple open fractures of the bones of the right lower leg), saved the leg, remained disabled (((((

        and even a motor-league (MT-LB) was, with an 30 mm gun, in the BMP variant, quite oh ......
        1. Dimon-chik-79
          Dimon-chik-79 April 1 2014 09: 50
          +26
          Warriors uevy! Morons! They don’t have a place in the army, when they get rid of such freaks and imbicycles. Out of the blue, the kid was fucked up for life
        2. Dezinto
          Dezinto April 1 2014 10: 59
          +3
          Damn what kind of nonsense? Is this the way the teachings go? How do I consider this back !!!!!?
        3. wanderer_032
          wanderer_032 April 1 2014 12: 33
          +14
          Quote: cosmos111
          MTLB, morally and physically out of date

          Why for? One of the main tracked tractor transporters.
          Quite not expensive in production and operation (for equipment of a similar class) because ICE is automobile (YaMZ-238).
          Easy to operate and very passable.
          So since when did it become obsolete and unusable?
          And for fun, try to find its NATO counterparts and compare their characteristics.
          And share your research with the audience. wink laughing
      3. nikcris
        nikcris April 1 2014 16: 20
        +3
        Well, they took it. Not a moron, but a blunt.
    2. cosmos111
      cosmos111 April 1 2014 09: 22
      +3
      modernized ATGM "Shturm-SM", this is a modernized but still ATGM of the 2nd generation (((
      we need new anti-tank systems of the 3rd, generation "fire and forget", with a warhead attacking into the upper hemisphere of an armored personnel carrier tank and horizontally, fortified ... bunkers ((((

      Swedish ATGM, 3-th generation NLAW(of course, for effect, punk stuffed with explosives)
      but, the ammunition attacked the upper hemisphere of the tower, the tank from the trench ((((
      explain now, on ... you need a low force, tank BTR / BMP ????

      1. Nayhas
        Nayhas April 1 2014 09: 51
        +2
        Quote: cosmos111
        Swedish ATGM, 3-th generation NLAW

        NLAW is not an ATGM, it's an RPG.
        1. cosmos111
          cosmos111 April 1 2014 10: 37
          +3
          Quote: Nayhas
          NLAW is not an ATGM, it's an RPG.

          no anti-tank systems (((
          from here:
          http://vpk-news.ru/articles/13974
          "Group Thales S. Ireland and the Swedish company Saab Bofors Dynamics have developed a lightweight short-range ATGM (600 meters) RB-57 NLAW with inertial guidance system .."

          RB-57 NLAW light ATGM 3-th generation, ranging from 20 to 600-hundred met .. ((((

          weight - 12 kg, the time of transfer from traveling to combat position 3 - 5 seconds .. ((((
      2. w2000
        w2000 April 1 2014 15: 02
        +2
        Shot-forgot + attack from above - this is certainly good, but expensive. Javelin costs 140 thousand dollars + 80 thousand each rocket, while retaining all the disadvantages of laser beam guidance.
        1. cdrt
          cdrt April 1 2014 20: 51
          +1
          Quote: w2000
          Shot-forgot + attack from above - this is certainly good, but expensive. Javelin costs 140 thousand dollars + 80 thousand each rocket, while retaining all the disadvantages of laser beam guidance.


          What does it mean?
          About the continuing disadvantages of laser beam guidance.
          1. Saburov
            Saburov April 1 2014 22: 10
            0
            Quote: cosmos111
            modernized ATGM "Shturm-SM", this is a modernized but still ATGM of the 2nd generation (((
            we need new anti-tank systems of the 3rd, generation "fire and forget", with a warhead attacking into the upper hemisphere of an armored personnel carrier tank and horizontally, fortified ... bunkers ((((

            Swedish ATGM, 3-th generation NLAW(of course, for effect, punk stuffed with explosives)
            but, the ammunition attacked the upper hemisphere of the tower, the tank from the trench ((((
            Now explain, on ... you need a low force, tank BTR / BMP ????


            Elementaryly, in conditions of military combat, aiming at the target, optical, thermal imaging, laser
            1. Saburov
              Saburov April 1 2014 23: 13
              +1
              Elementaryly, in conditions of military combat, aiming at the target, laser, optical, thermal imaging
              means, difficult, dust, smoke, flare, RE
              and so on, so how will you aim at the target NLAW or FGM-148 Javelin? You will need to go to direct line of sight or do you think the tank will stand in the sun and wait for you? No, the goal will be constantly maneuvering, there will be smoke and dirt around, like dur.ak shag, and a competent tank commander will try to work because of the shelters, shrubs, trees, hills, ravines,
              Household appliances, buildings, even a shed will do, and not a two-story building as with large dimensions. Therefore, a low silhouette and small dimensions are undoubtedly a plus, or do you think that the designers in the USSR were idiots? And about Javelin and NLAW, as follows from the above, in conditions of combined arms combat, it cannot be used, which was confirmed in 2003 in Iraq, very unflattering reviews from the US Army, especially since Javelin previously needs cooling of the infrared seeker system before launch 25-30 sec, during this time you can win the war, and the fact that it’s supposedly not protected by any means, no more than a PR move and its direct optoelectronic guidance is rather a minus, compared to our ATGMs of the 2 generation, as range, guidance and warhead, especially since in The USSR, and later in the Russian Federation, a very serious anti-tank system (if not the best) because our anti-tank systems take part in hostilities around the world, thereby, our developers gain tremendous experience in future developments. Moreover, already since 2005, the troops The Russian Federation successfully implements detection systems, optical and optoelectronic systems.
        2. SkiF_RnD
          SkiF_RnD April 1 2014 21: 45
          0
          Javelin doesn't have all the disadvantages of laser beam guidance. The difference is obvious - after the shot, the operator can immediately go somewhere, the operator of the "Cornet" cannot.
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    3. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich April 2 2014 07: 49
      +1
      Quote: Nadyt
      the Germans in the "panther" came up with a retractable platform. shoot from behind hills, houses, fences ...
      putting the "heavily armored" MTLB on direct fire is not a good idea ...

      in which case we have a lot of aerial platforms! laughing
    4. Corsair
      Corsair April 4 2014 04: 06
      +2
      Quote: Nadyt
      the Germans in the "panther" came up with a retractable platform. shoot from behind hills, houses, fences ...
      putting the "heavily armored" MTLB on direct fire is not a good idea ...
      Maybe MTLB is on "direct fire" and "not a fountain", but it would be interesting to see HOW nemchura on his "panther", but with an extended platform EXTREMELY (due to a drastic change in the operational situation, or the threat of destruction of the machine, WILL CHANGE POSITION ...
  2. slavik_gross
    slavik_gross April 1 2014 09: 35
    +6
    We are waiting for the Sturm-SM anti-tank system for the armament of the Russian army !!!
    1. cosmos111
      cosmos111 April 1 2014 10: 26
      +2
      Quote: slavik_gross
      We are waiting for the Sturm-SM anti-tank system for the armament of the Russian army !!!

      ATGM "Shturm-S"

      missile complex 9М120-1 "Attack", equipped with both armor-piercing, with a cumulative warhead, and high-explosive warhead (((
      ATGMs of the XNUMXrd, generations with an infrared homing system on a target - IIR and memorizing the contours of the target, which would implement the principle of "fire-forget" (((

      developed in the Tula KB "Instrument-making": third-generation ATGM "Autonomy" with an infrared homing system ((((
      but the series-troops of the Russian Federation did not go ((((
      1. sivuch
        sivuch April 1 2014 12: 36
        +1
        Well, the Autonomy seeker recognizes and remembers the target circuit such as a tank / infantry fighting vehicle / truck, and if you need to destroy an UAV with its not too large IR signature?
        1. terrible
          terrible April 1 2014 13: 25
          +4
          ) or a tachanka. well that one with a horse in front) or motsyk) or a pillbox?
          1. PSih2097
            PSih2097 April 1 2014 13: 41
            +2
            Quote: formidable
            bunker?

            for pillboxes with there is RPO "Bumblebee" or RPG 7 with TBG-7V, or RSHG 1 and 2 ...
            1. terrible
              terrible April 1 2014 19: 54
              0
              ) fall into the embrasure from 1-4 km from a bumblebee)))
    2. Argon
      Argon April 1 2014 10: 27
      +2
      Unfortunately, we are skidding with third-generation anti-tank systems (without unmasking radiation, in the function "I fired, I forgot"), and it is not the "assault", not the "whirlwind", not even the "cornet" does not "save us." we'll see.
      1. sub307
        sub307 April 1 2014 11: 06
        +2
        Here, here - "hope dies last", as they say. I would like to see the 3rd generation.
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  3. serega.fedotov
    serega.fedotov April 1 2014 09: 36
    +1
    In general, the idea of ​​self-propelled anti-tank systems is at least controversial, the Soviet / Russian flamethrower tank is much more effective in my opinion! Although the ability to fill up the tank is needed by ALL army equipment
  4. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 1 2014 10: 29
    +5
    Not bad, not bad! But rightly people are asking: why are there still no homing missiles (VISA: fired-and-forgotten)? To all one answer: "expensive"; "the thermal imager will not see the old bunker", etc., etc. .p.But better let there be "crayfish and 3 rubles, and 5 rubles"! And on maneuvers and in possible military engagements, it will become clear how much. It would be nice to combine laser-beam control with a radio beam in one missile on the Chrysanthemum, and develop a hypersonic kinetic "muzzle" to the enemy. Then the Chrysanthemum will serve for a long time.
    1. terrible
      terrible April 1 2014 13: 29
      +1
      ) but because it’s cheaper and more universal. ) a simple example is a pillbox in a house
  5. KOSMOS
    KOSMOS April 1 2014 10: 32
    +2
    Quote: wanderer_032
    What is easier to modernize (within reasonable limits) of the bar of this complex (so that you could fire from high shelters).
    And the chassis is the tenth thing, but MT-LB is not so bad for that either. (IMHO)
    Just the technology in battle, you must be able to use it effectively knowing its capabilities and shortcomings. Then any task can be done.
    And give the "oak" and club-handed man at least super-modern technology.
    The sense will be zero anyway.

    MT-LB is not a tank, of course, but the "long arm" principle is fully implemented on this complex. At 6 km it is quite possible to destroy the enemy without entering the engagement zone of his weapon.
    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 April 1 2014 12: 25
      +1
      Quote: KOSMOS
      At 6 km, it is quite possible to destroy the enemy without entering the zone of destruction of his guns.

      Unfortunately, it is not always possible to work at a long distance, being outside the zone of destruction of anti-tank or fire-fighting systems of the enemy.
      But there is the possibility of action from various shelters.
      For example, due to the rather deep folds of the terrain. And the bar with ATGM need to be done so that it rises above the meter machine by 1,5-2 and rotates horizontally by 360 degrees, vertically ~ +/- 30 degrees ..
      There is no sense in doing a very long one. Then the ATGM will not be able to quickly change position.
      By the way, on the ATGM "Chrysanthemum" it is about the same.
      1. terrible
        terrible April 1 2014 20: 03
        +4
        2m is not enough! meters 5 at least and you can make launches because of reverse slopes, houses, etc. ) Japanese "thieves" very quickly change position) 5min turned around, stole and left)
      2. cosmos111
        cosmos111 April 1 2014 20: 27
        +3
        Quote: wanderer_032
        But there is the possibility of action from various shelters.

        Now, all military units of NATO countries and not only have thermal imagers with a range of up to 5 cells + an integrated system, each unit of armored vehicles is integrated into a single network, the data comes from satellites, UAVs, reconnaissance (((

        so that folds, terrain, low silhouette, will not help (((

        Applicable, the Belarusian version, BRDM 2T "Stalker", with stealth technology !!!

        single output (((
  6. Master_Lviv
    Master_Lviv April 1 2014 10: 44
    +2
    I wonder how in "Sturm" the possibility of overcoming the KAZ is realized?
    1. Nasty
      Nasty April 1 2014 12: 33
      +1
      on the video at 2:41 a.m. it seems like two missiles fired simultaneously
      1. Nikolaevich I
        Nikolaevich I April 2 2014 05: 22
        +2
        Two missiles - good! And if the first-cluster warhead with several "electromagnetic-pulse" submunitions? "Cassette" is triggered without entering the enemy's missile defense zone (let the reconnaissance report exactly about the zone). EMP ammunition is triggered partly in front of / on the armor, partly "sticks" to the armor and is triggered when the KAZ radar system is "revived". Basis for the proposal: 1. EMP ammunition has been developed up to 40mm grenades (we have); the possibility of creating "sticky" ammunition (there are experiments); 2.There are electronics that are "slower" than semiconductor, but also less sensitive to EM radiation ("dielectric"; "micro-valve"). , and will not work (in this case, for the better), but for simpler laser-beam guidance systems for ATGMs, it may work.
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  7. black_falcon
    black_falcon April 1 2014 12: 03
    +3
    Yes, a range of 6 km is good, but to destroy a tank without entering its zone of fire, you probably need "greenhouse" conditions. And we do not seem to have a desert with its "dining" landscapes. And all the same, the complex cannot but rejoice!
  8. vostok68
    vostok68 April 1 2014 13: 05
    +4
    A little off topic, but about MT-LB!
  9. black_falcon
    black_falcon April 1 2014 13: 19
    +2
    Yes, a range of 6 km is good, but to destroy a tank without entering its zone of fire, you probably need "greenhouse" conditions. And we do not seem to have a desert with its "dining" landscapes. And all the same, the complex cannot but rejoice!
  10. wanderer_032
    wanderer_032 April 1 2014 13: 24
    +2
    For those interested in more detail, a link to an article about ATGM "Shturm-S" on VO:
    http://topwar.ru/32206-shturm-s-protivotankovyy-schit-suhoputnyh-chastey.html

    And also a video on the driving characteristics of MT-LB:

    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 April 1 2014 13: 44
      +3
      And also a little about ATGM.




  11. Leshka
    Leshka April 1 2014 14: 50
    +3
    hastily supplied
    1. vostok68
      vostok68 April 1 2014 15: 02
      +3
      Yes, there just grunted greenbacks!
  12. Student
    Student April 1 2014 18: 52
    +1
    It seems to me, or is the 6km range really small?
    1. wanderer_032
      wanderer_032 April 1 2014 18: 55
      +1
      Quote: Student
      It seems to me, or is the 6km range really small?

      It seems.
  13. Fedor
    Fedor April 1 2014 19: 37
    +1
    And why is this complex better, more perfect than the "Chrysanthemum" complex? Or is it a development of this complex?
    1. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I April 2 2014 04: 42
      +2
      Rather, "Chrysanthemum" is a "development" of "Sturm-S", for it "appeared" later.
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  14. Sledgehammer
    Sledgehammer April 1 2014 19: 51
    +1
    A good complex, inexpensive and effective, but he would have a rocket with greater speed.
  15. Gray 43
    Gray 43 April 1 2014 20: 34
    0
    The complex is interesting, I agree with the opinion about the missile, which does not require operator control after the shot, at least in the version against technology, regarding the chassis-carrier-modular modular complex should be mounted on any equipment suitable in size for placement, for example, promising Armored KamAZ and Ural
  16. PSih2097
    PSih2097 April 1 2014 22: 11
    0
    Poland introduced the invisible tank PL-01
    1. Starover_Z
      Starover_Z April 1 2014 23: 42
      +1
      Yes, there was a theme with a representation of the layout, even sort of full-sized and ....
      Reagan once frightened the Politburo with cartoons about "Star Wars".
      This is from the same series, only a new cartoon about the technique of "Star Wars" on Earth.
      "They drew on paper, but forgot about the ravines, but walk on them!"
      Let them show something real from the project,
      cartoon on a computer to draw now and the student can!
    2. Tank720
      Tank720 April 3 2014 11: 05
      0
      This is also like our Armata ... a miracle yudo ....
  17. Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I April 2 2014 04: 39
    +4
    As for the "mast with missiles": why not use an unmanned helicopter with a guidance system and missiles? The drone is placed on the body of an armored vehicle such as a tower and has application options: 1. It can "work" as a tower-combat module (without taking off anywhere); 2.Can take off at least 2m, even 10m. In this version, the "drone-tower" is connected to the armored vehicle by a cable-cable, through which electricity is supplied to the "supporting" electric motors and a two-way telecommunication channel is built in. Of course, you need an effective microcomputer and software Also on the combat module "drone-tower" there are: a video camera, a thermal imager, a laser rangefinder-target designator (mini-radar is possible) and, of course, missiles. Most of the missiles are in the body of an armored vehicle.
    1. Yurgens
      Yurgens April 2 2014 13: 18
      +1
      Ptur is first and foremost a defensive means and as a rule they shoot from the trenches, if they attack from a maximum distance and from good positions. towers with birds is utopia.
  18. Yurgens
    Yurgens April 2 2014 13: 16
    0
    there are a lot of nuances in the field, as cheapness and convenience always wins, the example of combat use is evident in local wars, competitive parts fly in all hot spots and do their job. I didn’t observe other birds except in Iraq. but this does not count)
  19. Tank720
    Tank720 April 3 2014 10: 44
    0
    All this crap is complete ..... There are no fools either .. until this miracle begins to work it five times to find and destroy it)))
  20. Tank720
    Tank720 April 3 2014 10: 51
    0
    And MT LB in general, by the sound just for ten kilometers you can hear how it rumbles and BHi too ..... It would be better to put on an armored troop-carrier and that would be more useful .. Although in real military operations it is unlikely to be serious ....
  21. Jager
    Jager April 3 2014 20: 58
    +1
    Honestly, the MT-LB base and the missile control system are very doubtful. MT-LB, although simple and cheap, is extremely poorly protected. The direct shot range does not play a role here - in our latitudes we still need to search for 6 km of line of sight. And the enemy is likely to detect the appearance of ATGM tanks in the direction of action.
    In my opinion, the best solution is a modular design with automatic "fire and forget" guidance. Interference immunity? For God's sake, let's also install a coil of wires, but then why all this, if you get "Baby"? The time for simple solutions is over.
    When they talk about simplicity, they immediately recall the T-34 - but this is far from simple, but in some places a technologically extremely complex machine. By the way.
    1. max702
      max702 7 May 2014 12: 17
      0
      I read that the T44 and T54 were much more technologically advanced and the most surprising is cheaper than the T34 ...
  22. petrT
    petrT April 4 2014 00: 10
    0
    Quote: Nadyt
    the Germans in the "panther" came up with a retractable platform. shoot from behind hills, houses, fences ...
    putting the "heavily armored" MTLB on direct fire is not a good idea ...

    While you put such a thing, deploy it and so on, but it takes speed, and the range allows you not to come into direct contact with BMP and BTR tanks.
  23. tchoni
    tchoni April 5 2014 12: 48
    0
    Aiming a missile horizontally introduces a little into a stupor. Why is it interesting that the developers did not use the vertical launch of the rocket, followed by a turn to the target in the air?
  24. Alex 1977
    Alex 1977 April 18 2014 21: 39
    +1
    Quote: cosmos111
    (MT-LB

    Strengthening the mine protection of the bottom is not particularly difficult, given the mass reserve.
    Do not drag the gun through the mud.
    Regarding a weak reservation -
    and. What do you think will be mainly fired at the anti-tank complex?
    The armor of the BMP-3 also somehow looks sour against the background of tank guns and missile attack helicopters.
    b. This is a second line car.
    She did not go on the attack with tanks, she shot accurately from the depths of their positions.
    Well, no matter how cruel it sounds, WWII and subsequent conflicts show that anti-tank weapons are alas, in any case, consumables.
    They should be cheap and there should be a lot of them.
    Otherwise, the meaning disappears.