Nice vid of the Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon being tested




 
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February 23rd, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 

Topic: Nice vid of the Javelin Anti-Tank Weapon being tested


Sweet!!!! takes out a T-72, nothing left. (Listen to the guys in the background). I've seen it before in a U.S. Army vid it says that the T-72 is full of fuel and is running.

http://www.yashi.com/?video&vid=108593
February 25th, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
They packed it with explosives
February 28th, 2006  
tomtom22
 
 
Wow!
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March 11th, 2006  
FO Seaman
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Koz
They packed it with explosives
Nope.
March 12th, 2006  
Kozzy Mozzy
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cadet Seaman
Nope.
Yeah, they did.

The effect of the ammo brewing up might produce the same effect though.
March 15th, 2006  
jackehammond
 
Folks,

I have done articles on the Javelin and I fired the first simulator at the US Army Association convention in Washington DC in 1986. I also have talked to the first US soldier to use the Javelin in combat in northern Iraq (ie the claim of first combat use of the Javelin I think goes to the Aussies in the Western Iraqi deserts in 2003). Without a shadow of a doubt the Javelin is the best manportable antitank weapon in the world.

BUT it is so-SO very expensive. The expenses has sucked dry some other US Army budgets for example training. A weapon can become so expensive that it a negative effect (ie the US Army realized that with the MBT-70 tank and the Cheyenne attack helicopter). The better more cost effective solution would have been the Hughes Missile FOG-M AAWS-M candidate. By placing most of the guidance electronics at the gunners firing unit (so it could be used over and over) the price could have been cut in half or more. But the US Army insisted on the BEST. And as they say, Best is the enemy of good enough.

Finally, because the Javelin is so expensive, the Israelis with their Spike and GILL have been making a killing in export sales.

Jack E. Hammond