Self-propelled anti-tank missile system 9P162 "Cornet-T"
According to the publication "Vestnik Mordovii", during the exhibition the first display of the latest combat vehicle 9P163-2, armed with anti-tank missiles, took place. It is alleged that an armored vehicle based on the BMP-3 chassis is capable of destroying any modern Tanks and enemy combat vehicles.
It should be noted that an error has crept into the publication of the “Messenger of Mordovia”. As follows from freely available data, the GRAU 9P163-2 index was assigned to the Quartet launcher, designed to use Cornet missiles. This launcher allows up to four guided missiles to be transported in ready-to-use form and can be mounted on different chassis. However, the Quartet installation is not directly related to the combat vehicle shown in Alabino. As far as is known, the self-propelled anti-tank complex based on the BMP-3 is called 9P162 "Cornet-T".
The 9P162 armored vehicle is a BMP-3 with a dismantled combat module and an installed set of special equipment designed to use guided missiles. In the fighting compartment of the machine is installed automatic loader and two lifting launchers. Before firing, launchers with transport-launch containers (TPC) of Kornet missiles mounted on them are raised to a vertical position, after which coarse aiming at the target is carried out. The design of launchers allows horizontal guidance in any direction. Vertical guidance is limited to a sector from -15 ° to + 60 ° from the horizontal plane.
Ammunition of the Cornet-T combat vehicle consists of 16 guided missiles in the TPC. 12 missiles are located on the two drums of automatic loaders, another 4 are placed in the piling and can be placed on the launcher manually. Before the shot, the launcher captures the container with the rocket from the cradle and rises to the vertical position. After the launch of the missile, the TPK is reset and the launcher is lowered to capture the new container. By the principle of operation, the automatic charging of the 9P162 complex is similar to the systems used on the 9P149 “Sturm-S” combat vehicle. The difference lies in the size and capacity of the drum, as well as in the division of ammunition into two parts for use with two launchers.
The 9P162 combat vehicle is built on the BMP-3 chassis, which allows it to operate in the same combat formations with motorized rifle and tank units, and also to some extent facilitates operation and maintenance. With a combat mass of less than 18 tons, the Kornet-T vehicle is capable of driving on a highway at speeds up to 70 km / h. Water barriers are overcome by swimming at speeds up to 10 km / h, for which the machine is equipped with a jet propulsion unit. The body of the machine is made of aluminum alloys with steel reinforcement elements that protects the crew and units from small arms bullets weapons and shell fragments.
Self-propelled complex 9P162 "Cornet-T" is able to use all the existing missiles of the 9М133 family. Depending on the situation, the crew of the complex may use a rocket with a tandem shaped cumulative (9М133 and 9М133-1) or thermobaric (9М133Ф and 9М133Ф-1) warhead. Missiles with a cumulative warhead are capable of penetrating up to 1200 mm of homogeneous armor for hinged dynamic defense. The thermobaric warhead of the 9M133F and 9M133F-1 missiles has a power equivalent to 152-mm artillery shells or 10 kg of trotyl.
Missiles with different warheads have the same powerplant, which allows them to fly to a distance of 5,5 km. When using rockets at night, the maximum launch range is reduced to 3-3,5 km due to the limitations imposed by the sighting equipment. For guidance missiles used semi-automatic laser system. The operator of the complex keeps a mark on the target, and the automation takes over all the basic operations to guide the missile. Automation directs the laser beam to the target and the onboard control system keeps the rocket in the beam.
Self-propelled anti-tank complex 9P162 receives a block of sighting equipment mounted on the roof of the hull and protected by an armor cover. At the workplace of the gunner-operator a set of equipment is installed to control the missile complex. All basic operations in preparation for firing and launching rockets are carried out using the available control panels.
At the end of last year, there were reports that the self-propelled anti-tank missile system 9P162 "Cornet-T" began to be supplied to the troops. This technique complements the existing combat vehicles with anti-tank missiles, such as “Sturm-S”, “Chrysanthemum”, etc.
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- Ryabov Kirill
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