Infantry Anti-tank Weapons - Page 2




View Poll Results :Most effective infantry anti-tank weapon?
Grenade 0 0%
Satchel charge 1 4.76%
Bazooka 0 0%
RPG 3 14.29%
LAW 8 38.10%
Dragon 9 42.86%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

 
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June 14th, 2005  
sleepyscout
 
 
The RPG-7 is may have a decent charge and the new rounds might be some what effective, its the cost that makes the rpg soo effective i have seen several bounce of bradlys and abrams there not acurate and not that effective on armor. However if the enemy shoots a 100 one is bound do hit some thing. In nov of 03 the street value of a rpg was less then 30$ american in Ar ramadi, its over 200$ now but only because smuggling could be bad for thy health.

The At-4 was not even mentioned there not acurate past 300meters but they make a big boom.
The javelin is by far the most superior infantry carried anti tank weapon.
The top attack option will penetrate any armored vehicle in the world and with a range of 2500 meters nothing comes close.
June 14th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
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The javelin is by far the most superior infantry carried anti tank weapon.
The top attack option will penetrate any armored vehicle in the world and with a range of 2500 meters nothing comes close.
That is a slight overstatment....Alot of things come close and even match. Look at this:
http://israeli-weapons.com/weapons/m...GillSpike.html
June 14th, 2005  
Kilgore
 
I doubt most of those weapons though could destroy an M1abram though. I seen those babies cop all types of fire and the crew is still safe. Crews from iraq however tell me they fear mostly satchel charges that are placed under roads.

I would say a satchel charge, if you can lure modern tanks into one.
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June 15th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
well, sure , if you have a 300-500 kg bomb go off under the tank... Israel lost 2 or 3 Merkavas ti that type of attack...
June 15th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
It depends on the armor of the vehicle. LAW is a very versatile, mobile AT Weapon although a Dragon can almost take out any kind of tank at a longer distance.

How about a AT Mine?
June 15th, 2005  
AussieNick
 
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The javelin is by far the most superior infantry carried anti tank weapon.
The top attack option will penetrate any armored vehicle in the world and with a range of 2500 meters nothing comes close.
I agree with you 100%. The Aussie SAS used them devestatingly in the first days of the second gulf war against an Iraqi army tank battalion... bearing in mind these are 4 man patrols on foot or land rover, they absolutley decimated the Iraqi armour with them, and the above armour explosion is a fantastic way of defeating modern (even reactive or caged) armour.

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LAW is a very versatile, mobile AT Weapon
No it isn't. You wouldn't even think about firing one at a modern MBT. We carry the 66 for the purpose of engaging light/soft skinned vehicles and engaging bunker/dug in positions. Nobody in my regiment would be deluded enough to think a 66 would even bother modern tankies.
June 15th, 2005  
CABAL
 
 
As I have posted before "It depends on the armor of the vehicle"

I do agree that the LAW is not effective against Modern MBT although you can't entered the Battlefield without one. It is considered versatile because it is light to carry and gives you decent amount of firepower against soft/lighter targets though not very great as a AT Weapon.
June 15th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
Just FYI, in the American military at least, the Dragon has been replaced by the Javelin.
http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/i...armor/M47.html

Also, the M72 LAW has been replaced by the M136 AT4 Anti-Tank Weapon.
http://www.olive-drab.com/od_infweap...ssiles_at4.php

While we're at it, the Bazooka was replaced by the Super Bazooka which in turn was replaced by the M72 LAW.
http://www.designation-systems.net/d...m28rocket.html
June 15th, 2005  
SHERMAN
 
 
By the way, there is actually another LAW, the LAW 80, which is a much more effective weapon...
June 15th, 2005  
DTop
 
 
I'm not familiar with that one Sherman. Maybe the poll needs to be a bit more specific about exactly which weapons are being compared?