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I've decided it would be best to ditch the old Merkava thread for 2 reasons:
1)It does not feature any bunched up information in its main post, and valuable information is scattered across different posts on different pages.
2)Many AFVs that are not related to the Merkava, or related but are not it, appear in that thread with improper representation. There are other AFVs than the Merkava, and it would be better to refer to them in a general way.
As time will go by, I will arrange this thread into a sort of information center.
I will take up a few first comment spaces to make sure proper amount of information can be stacked up on the front page and for easier access for everyone.
[Reserved for future posts - Merkava]
This is general thread for all infantry-carried (or semi-infantry-carried) ATGMs. Here we will collect all the data on ATGMs and their combat use.
Short information on ATGMs - ATGM (Anti-Tank Guided Missile) is a type of precision weapon that can be used by vehicles, helicopters and infantry. Main difference between them are type of guidance, warhead, range, weight (important for infantry).
Konkurs-M ATGM and 9M113M missile for it.
Vehicle-based Konkurs ATGM system.
2 type of warheads are most common among ATGMs - HEAT and thermobaric. HEAT is anti-tank/anti-vehicle warhead, while thermobaric is anti-infantry/soft targets warhead.
There's 3 types of guidance systems that are used in ATGM systems in use by infantry - MCLOS, SACLOS and fire and forget. SACLOS is most common type of guidance, while fire and forget is most advanced that gained a lot in recent decade. MCLOS is almost non-existant today. Some systems like several models of Spike family use combined type of guidance (fire and forget or via operator using missile's warhead optics and controls on launching module to guide missile by himself). SACLOS and fire and forget are pretty accurate and reliable methods of missile control, which is a reason for popularity of them between different designs.
I don't think there is a need to explain RPGs.
Will begin combat use section with this - from Syrian, Lattakia province - close ATGM support (looks like Konkurs).
TOW-2A vs T-90 (early model)
Kurds with Javelin ("Fck you, Ukraine, no Javs for you!" lol)
We should have such thread as those weapons were used a lot in conflicts of last 2 years, and are used now.
New Best Korean 300mm MLRS, it was shown at a parade in Oct of 2015. I saw claims that it can reach 160-180 km.