The expert spoke about the danger of the Russian ATGM "Kornet" for Western tanks

Russian anti-tank units will use Kornet anti-tank missile systems against Western-style combat vehicles. This was stated in a commentary to Newsweek magazine by military expert Guy McCardle. According to him, the Russian ATGM will massively burn Western armored vehicles.

Guy McCardle compared the Russian Kornet ATGM with the American Javelin anti-tank system and concluded that Russian weapons are much more effective. Their main advantage, according to the expert, is the firing range, which is twice as high for the Russian complex as for the American counterpart.

In this regard, the use of Kornet anti-tank systems does not bode well for Western-style tanks that NATO countries supply to Ukraine, nothing good.

Actually, McCardle did not say anything new. The effectiveness of the Russian anti-tank missile system "Kornet" has already been proven. As for the American Javelin systems, they are by no means always capable of hitting the Russian machinery.

In addition, the Russian army has one more weapon, the anti-tank effectiveness of which has been tested by time. We are talking about the RPG-7 grenade launcher. Despite the fact that he can rightly be called a pensioner, he still continues to effectively “shake the armor” of Western tanks.

Recall that a few days ago it became known about the formation of special anti-tank units in the Russian army.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Nikolaevich I Offline Nikolaevich I
    Nikolaevich I (Vladimir) April 11 2023 13: 22
    ATGM "Kornet" is a good anti-tank weapon! But it should not be considered an anti-tank "super-duper"! "Cornet" was created a long time ago, and during this time the development of "armor protection" did not stop! The "highest" indicators of armor penetration of "cornets" are determined by homogeneous steel with a "pendicular" hit! As a "counterweight" various versions of "composite" armor, remote sensing armor, differentiation of protection levels were created ... "Direct attack" anti-tank ammunition is no longer "in vogue"! I regret that the "ammunition" of the "Cornet" does not include ptura with a transverse arrangement of the SPS for hitting armored targets from the top, following the example of TOW-2B, BILL / BILL-2 ... as well as similarly modernized TOURs based on the "Reflex" ...

    It was also possible to create self-aiming projectiles (SPS) of the "Staff" ulu "Polynege" type ... It could be cheaper than homing missiles, shells ...

  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) April 11 2023 13: 33
    About nothing.
    Any ATGM, especially of a large caliber, does not bode well for everyone.
    But in fact - where you get, from such a distance then ..
    At a weak point - kapets. In a reinforced place - it will shake and nothing more.
  3. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) April 11 2023 21: 09
    In a modern battle with Bandera tanks, you can work with red field, lancets, hail, soltsepek, guided weapons from aircraft and S-8 NARs, but this is dangerous - air defense. I think Krasnopol and Lancet will do well. And ATGMs are all complicated, close and dangerous, it’s easier to carry all detection and target designation from a UAV.
    1. VolgaXXX Offline VolgaXXX
      VolgaXXX (Arthur) April 12 2023 09: 14
      Your words would be - yes, the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation in the ears ...
  4. Alexander Dutov Offline Alexander Dutov
    Alexander Dutov (Alexander Dutov) April 11 2023 23: 56
    I don’t know how against the Leopards, but the Abrams near Basra and Baghdad burned the Kornet at once ...
  5. Ignatov Oleg Georgievich (Oleg) April 12 2023 00: 25
    Our president said after all - Let's click! So it will be!
  6. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) April 12 2023 19: 49
    The article borders on lulling the present state of affairs. Cornet, this is a 2 generation ATGM, like the western ones are already 3 generations. In addition, they remembered the RPG-7, well, add a gun to the PTR, the same shoots at armored vehicles, maybe by chance which police armored personnel carrier will shoot. The main thing in the confrontation with armored vehicles is the shock Lancets and Cubas with sufficient warheads (increased cumulative), and it is possible to stop both Leopards and Challengers with strikes on the upper zone. It is many times more difficult to catch armored vehicles with ATGMs in the field
    1. hellman anton Offline hellman anton
      hellman anton (hellman anton) April 12 2023 20: 46
      well, yes, we still don’t have 3 generations, they don’t even make a remote control panel for anti-tank guns, even Ukraine guessed this. Israel made Spike cool, the Azerbaijanis just clicked everything they wanted.
      We don’t have 3rd generation ATGMs, we don’t have training centers with computer simulators for launcher operators, and so on. exploited. After all, to be afraid of stealing principles and devices from others, Western partners will not appreciate it.
      Although the same China generally completely copied the javelin
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