An anti-tank guided missile is a guided missile primarily designed to hit and destroy heavily armored military vehicles.
FGM-148 Javelin anti-tank missile of the United States Army. (Source: courtesy.)
ATGMs range in size from shoulder launched weapons, which can be transported by a single soldier, to larger tripod-mounted weapons, which require a squad or team to transport and fire, to vehicles and aircraft mounted missile systems.
The 9M133 kornet tripod-mounted ATGM of the Russian Ground Forces. (Source: courtesy.)
Today, military analyst Anatoly Vlasov posted a video showing a Russian Ka-52 attack helicopter destroying old tanks using the 9K121 Vikhr anti-tank missile. The video was followed by a short statement that read, "Attack helicopter Ka-52 alligator fires a 9K121 anti-tank missile. The 9K121 is an explosive mixture that sweeps away everything with its firepower. The missiles are being used by the Russian Aerospace Forces."
The 9K121 missile can also be launched from warships, ka-52 helicopters and and Su-25T aircraft. Below are the screenshots from the video by Anatoly Valsov showing the missile destroying the tanks. If you look carefully at the photos the missile can actually be seen just before it hits the tanks.
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