Sunday, May 5, 2013

AT-13 Saxhorn-2

Army and Weapons | AT-13 Saxhorn-2 | AT-13 Saxhorn-2, Czech CZ vz. 24 bolt-action service rifle in 1924 proved itself through many 20th-century conflicts AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is an anti-tank missile system is man-portable Russian origin and is a modern form of the original AT-7 "Saxhorn". The main difference between the two systems is a new AT-13s missiles which sport larger dimensions, increased operational range and internal modern technology. It is produced by the KBP Instrument Design Bureau and entered service with the Russian Army in 1992 to serve with mechanical armored units.
KBP has a long history after their founding in 1927 in Tula and the company has gone on to produce a variety of anti-tank, anti-aircraft and anti-infantryweapon systems for Soviet military / Russia. Some countries Soviet / Russian-allied procurement has also moved a relatively new weapon systems to help modernize the power of anti-tank and including Croatia, South Korea, Iran and Syria. The Saxhorn-2 allows for on-the-spot, the point-defense against all types of armored vehicle when he was made to be very portable with thought given to the ease and effectiveness of use.
The Saxhorn-2 system consists of three main components which consist of 9M131F missile, launch tube and 1PBN86 9P151-VI thermal imaging sight. Standard operating crew of three personnel who are well shot action and facilitate transport of Saxhorn-2 system as a whole. Setup of Saxhorn-2 is about 15 seconds for a team of firefighters trained (transported with missile launch tube in place ready to fire) but missiles can only be fired from the standing or prone position.
Because reusable launcher, fire team can actually provide a semi-consistent rate-of-fire three missiles per minute. At least five missiles each team assigned Saxhorn-2 to facilitate reloading launcher fire. Because one of the missiles already in the launch tube with the major carriers, four other re-divided as between the two couples and the remaining personnel is done in addition to their personal weapons. The Saxhorn-2 system measures in at 980mm by 130mm diameter. Weighs about 13.8 pounds. Such as anti-tank missile system other than this class, Saxhorn-2 can also be fixed to fire on vehicles of various types, making for anti-tank weapons platform moves when needed.
The 9M131F missile engine features solid-fuel rocket booster that supplies the operational range between 0.08 and 1.5 kilometers (0.049 to 0.93 miles) - for the safety of the crew, weapons like these generally have a minimum operating range. Speed ​​at the height of the post-launch phase is about 656 meters per second (200 meters per second). Missiles were directed to the target via a wire link (wire-guided) who take orders and corrections have to provide pin-point accuracy relative.

The missile base is limited to the HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank) warhead designed to penetrate armor face. When equipped as such, 2-Saxhorn fire team can also launch missiles thermobaric warhead based on the personnel or structure. Thermobaric weapons blast wave expands traditional for adverse effects greater use of oxygen available nearby (as in a fuel-air bomb).
Army Israeli Merkava main battle tanks reportedly met Saxhorn-2s when fighting Hezbollah forces in Lebanon War in 2006. While Russia denies missile system sales to the group, this is believed to be obtained through its own connection Syrian anti-tank systems acquired from Russia. Russia was officially appointed as the 9K115 Saxhorn-2-2 'Metis-M'. AT-13 "Saxhorn-2" is the name of NATO.