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Posted: 10/2/2005 9:38:11 AM EDT
I posted this picture on another thread, got me wondering about it.

My unit found about 50 of these buried next to a mosque in Iraq, all of them still packed in these crates. From the writing on them, I would guess that they are Russian. They are aome type of missle. Anyone know what they are?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:42:23 AM EDT
looks like a sagger antitank missle.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:45:46 AM EDT
AT-2 SWATTER Antitank Guided Missile

The 3K11 Falanga (AT-2 SWATTER) is a radio-guided ATGM with a HEAT warhead. The missile exists in three versions, designated A, B, and C. The A and B versions differ in weight They both use manual command-to-line-of-sight (MCLOS) guidance. However, the AT-2c SWATTER C has semiautomatic command-to-line-of-sight (SACLOS) guidance. The SWATTER is mounted on BRDM/BRDM-2 scout vehicles with four launch rails on a traversable mount. When the launcher is raised for firing, armor plates on the BRDM move to the sides, while the launcher on the BRDM-2 attaches to the underside of a flat, retractable, armored cover. The Mi-8T/HIP E can mount two SWATTERs above each of its two external weapons racks. The Mi-24/HIND A and D mount two SWATTERs on wingtip launch rails on each of their two stub wings. The SWATTER A can engage targets at ranges between 500 and 2,500 meters. SWATTER B and C have maximum ranges of 3,500 and 4,000 meters, respectively. Armor penetration capability is over 500 millimeters, and the probability of first-round hit is 67 percent for SWATTER A and B and over 90 percent for the SWATTER C.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:47:11 AM EDT
Pack it up and bring it home! Good weekend fun!
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:49:00 AM EDT
yea thats a swatterlink with pics, you know syria uses those
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 9:54:55 AM EDT
What's with the forward assist on it
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 10:43:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By falaholic1:
What's with the forward assist on it

Gotta make sure the missile is seated all the way in the chamber .
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:46:15 AM EDT
That would sure make a hell of an interrogation tool. Put the old practice of lighting off a couple of .45s to shame.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 11:47:12 AM EDT
You're telling me you didn't test em out?
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:00:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 12:01:35 PM EDT by putneyswope]
Ah, yes... another token from the "religion of peace"...

editted b/c I can't spell.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 12:51:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By falaholic1:
What's with the forward assist on it

That is a rocket not a tube .
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:07:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MuRDoC:
yea thats a swatterlink with pics, you know syria uses those

Yea...freshly imported too. This really is a surrogate war with Syria and Iran.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:11:15 PM EDT
4 minutes to first guess (would have been my guess too), although incorrect, but still in right ballpark, 7 minutes to correct ID of a foreign ATGM.

Wow. This site really is something sometimes.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 1:56:36 PM EDT
If you like 'em, there's more over the Syrian border.
Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:09:01 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/2/2005 2:11:49 PM EDT by SgtWhiting]

Arnold Swarzenegger in "True Lies"
[Salim Abu Aziz reveals a nuclear weapon]
Salim Abu Aziz: Do you know what this is?
Harry: I know what this is...
[Salim smiles]
Harry: This is an espresso machine.
[Salim frowns]
Harry: No, no wait. It's a snow cone maker.
[Salim approaches Harry]
Harry: Is it a water heater?

Link Posted: 10/2/2005 2:50:58 PM EDT
Iraq used them on BMPs. Not sure if they ever had a stand alone launcher.
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