To assess the power of the weapons by the force of the blast and brightness of the flame is not quite right. In real life fighting is not as spectacular as their present to us in the movies. Not everyone understands that many breathtaking scenes in the blockbuster created through computer graphics and tricks of the pyrotechnics. In reality on the battlefield may not be such a spectacle. However, this does not mean that a particular weapon in battles of the weak.
In peacetime the weapons to intimidate the enemy. Supposedly the world’s most powerful anti-tank systems, and even think to work the land fighting against our country. To demonstrate the power of technology need different kind of tests and exercises. They are removed on video, then spread in the media.
Of nature tempting some military chiefs and developers of military equipment to cheat. You can show your technique much more powerful than she really is. The enemy, on the idea of dishonest test equipment should just fall into a stupor of fear at the sight of the “slightly processed” video with testing equipment.
All this long prelude to the fact that the Americans decided to trick the whole world, showing videos of shooting from the legendary anti-tank systems “javelin”. They’re strong, but not for people familiar with military equipment in action.
If you haven’t watched the video shooting T-72 from “Javelina” that will remind you of its contents: “javelin” just destroys the nines T-72. Scraps from the powerful T-72 were scattered dozens of meters after the impact of hitting only one missile. There is clearly some kind of trick!
Multi-ton piece of “tank” thrown to tens of meters.
To check the veracity of the video is not that difficult. You can find some other movies with shooting from a “Javelina” for different purposes, to understand the scale of the destructive force of ATRA.
Immediately to mind came the thought to watch the program “future Weapons”, which was broadcast on the Discovery channel. There we see that as the goal for “Javelina” was used BMP-1. Her armor can only protect from bullets machine gun or a machine gun. The missile hit the BMP but in different directions lumps of metal do not fly. “Beha” got a break, but remained in a fighting position.
But in this video you can see a different picture hit “Javelina” in armored vehicles.
Watch another excerpt from this same transmission. Rocket “Javelina” it hits T-72, but nothing happens. Yes, he was damaged, but the spectacular expansion of the tower and tracks at opposite ends of the polygon, we do not see.
The frame of the TV. After the rocket hit the tank is not evaporated in a bright flash. Source: http://ursa-tm.ru/forum
Conclusion: the first video is staged. Most likely that the tank just stuffed with explosives, so the car smashed. Rocket “Javelina” powerful but not so, as demonstrated in the video.
BMP after being hit by anti-tank missiles.
Such a violent discussion of the piece of video test “Javelina” found a response from Lockheed Martin. The device “javelin” can not in reality inflict such devastating damage tanks of T-72. In the tests used explosives Packed with layout because of the tank of the armed forces of another country the company was not.
The moment of defeat infantry fighting vehicles anti-tank missiles.
Therefore, for experimental purposes a replica of the T-72 was filled with a radio-controlled explosive device with an explosive mass of about 40 kg.
Staged video from Hollywood
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