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Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Also Known As: 9M133, 9P163M, AT-14, Kornet-E and Kvartet
Parent System: Kornet
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 1998
Total Production: ?
Description: The Kornet is a long range anti-tank missile featuring a laser beam riding with Semi-Automatic Command to Line-Of-Sight (SACLOS) guidance. It was designed to engage ERA-protected (Explosive Reactive Armor) Main Battle Tanks (MBT) and fortifications replacing the Konkurs anti-tank weapon system in the Russian Army. It is less vulnerable to countermeasures than previous anti-tank weapon systems fielded in the Soviet Union. The Kornet long range anti-tank missile was deployed with the Russian Army replacing the Konkurs as well as other ATGM systems beginning in 1994. It is available for export under the Kornet-E designation.
The Kornet long range anti-tank weapon system has been designed to be installed on ground vehicles. It also can be operated by dismounted infantry. The Kornet launch unit with a thermal sight weighs approximately 37 (26+11) kg while the Kornet wooden round weighs 29 kg. Its impressive tandem hollow charge warhead is able to destroy any existing MBT independently of the angle of approach. An optional thermobaric warhead can effectively destroy fortifications, soft-skinned targets, and missile launchers.
Kornet items 2005-2010 Chart includes Kornet (2,392)
Diameter: 152 millimeter (5.98 inch)
Length: 1,200 millimeter (47 inch)
Max Range: 5,500 meter (2.97 nautical mile)
Min Range: 100 meter
Piercing in Armor: 1,100 millimeter
Launch Unit Weight: 19 kilogram (42 pound)
Warhead: 10 kilogram (22.0 pound)
Weight: 27 kilogram (60 pound)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Pound (lb) Kilogram (kg) kN (KiloNewton) Ton (t)
Meters per Second (mps) Kilometers per Hour (kph) Knot (kt) Miles per Hour (mph)
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