Military Watch: Russian "Cornets" have already burned all the main types of Western tanks

Russian Kornet anti-tank missile systems (ATGMs) have hit all major Western tanks, according to an editorial in the American magazine Military Watch. This statement came after London confirmed the destruction of a British Challenger 2 tank in early September in the special military operation (SVO) zone.

The publication pointed out that it had spread on the Internet video destruction from the Kornet Challenger 2. Having studied the video, the magazine emphasized that the speed of the shell that hit the tank refutes claims that it was hit by a Lancet drone or a direct hit by Russian artillery.

Claims that a Kornet was used are consistent with the footage and the velocity and trajectory of the projectile. This marks a major victory for the system, which is used primarily as a portable platform but is sometimes fitted to light vehicles.

— noted in Military Watch.

The magazine called the Russian ATGM the most powerful installation and the main threat to Western tanks in the Northern Military District zone. The publication recalled that the Kornet's defeat of Western tanks began in 2003, when anti-tank systems were used in battle during the US-led invasion of Iraq. Then, in the Middle East, Russian weapons destroyed American Abrams, Israeli Merkava 4 and German Leopard 2.

The Kornet is a lightweight, 28-kilogram handheld missile system that has been in service since 1998. A notable feature of the missile is its tandem warhead, which greatly improves its penetrating ability.

At the same time, the authors pointed out that the penetration capabilities of the Kornet are far from advanced in the Russian arsenal, and the new, much heavier Vikhr-1 missiles launched by Ka-52 combat helicopters pose a much greater threat to heavy Western armored vehicles and, may be able to easily penetrate the Challenger 2 from the front.

The publication notes that the Kornet’s ability to completely neutralize Western tanks will cause serious concern among NATO member countries.

Today, the acting head of the Zaporozhye region, Evgeniy Balitsky, announced the defeat of the second Challenger 2 tank by a shot from the most proven Russian ATGM.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. Olive Offline Olive
    Olive (Oleg) 8 September 2023 15: 14
    The engineers in the USSR were magnificent!
    1. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
      Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 September 2023 15: 17
      There are still excellent engineers in Russia... hi the spun off “brothers” went not to develop science but to herd lambs. planning FAB 1500 will make more noise than calibers....
  2. Sergey Tokarev Offline Sergey Tokarev
    Sergey Tokarev (Sergey Tokarev) 8 September 2023 15: 16
    the 2M BMP has two cornet launchers and 4 missiles for them....
  3. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 8 September 2023 20: 46
    .. still 12 Challengers left)))...
  4. Sergey Sergey_2 Offline Sergey Sergey_2
    Sergey Sergey_2 (Sergey Sergey) 8 September 2023 21: 40
    they burn better than cardboard, everyone is scrapped along with the crew, it’s a pity that the shaves were not baked there ...
    1. Vldmir Smrnff Offline Vldmir Smrnff
      Vldmir Smrnff (Vldmir Smrnff) 8 September 2023 22: 10
      It's a pity that the shavers weren't caked there.

      but there couldn’t have been any crests there either; most likely there were Poles there.

      four tankmen, but without a dog.
  5. strange guest Offline strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 8 September 2023 22: 17
    So slowly and finally solve the Ukrainian issue.
  6. svoroponov Offline svoroponov
    svoroponov (Vyacheslav) 8 September 2023 23: 08
    In 2020, I came across a small article about how the Americans urgently began to strengthen the armor of their Abrams tanks, even the frontal one. Reason ; In Russia, a shell was tested at a training ground that pierced through this tank, brought from Iraq. The shell pierced the tank, the turret, right through at a distance of 6800 meters. The final data for this ammunition is: penetration capacity of 1800 mm of homogeneous armor... That’s something, if so. And I wonder what speed it has? This is already a Russian development.
    In addition, the troops have now begun to receive anti-tank systems with remote control panels (we are catching up, however), something like tablets, which helps protect operators from being defeated when detected. enemy of the launch site. The system is more perfect than the Ukrainian one.
    1. Blast Offline Blast
      Blast (Vladimir) 9 September 2023 15: 13
      Yes, the speed is the same as that of other complexes, but the charge itself is clearly more advanced. It is not the shell that penetrates the armor, but the cumulative jet. The cornet, if I remember correctly, has up to 1000mm of homogeneous armor. If you improve the performance to 1800mm. and even with the dynamic protection bypassed by a tandem charge, then only active protection can save, in all other cases there is a clear defeat...
  7. Andrey Andreev_2 (Andrey Andreev) 9 September 2023 02: 34
    It would be better if they beat not by types of tanks, but by the number of tanks of any type...)))
  8. SUKRAM Offline SUKRAM
    SUKRAM (markus bewley) 9 September 2023 10: 52
    the RU should not be even thinking of fighting tanks
    they should have been targeted as soon as they came over the border,
    same for all other weapon shipments.

    i cannot comprehend the actions of some one, who knows a threat is coming, coming to kill you, but lets the threat become real, and actually kill the RU forces.
  9. TsarBomba Offline TsarBomba
    TsarBomba (Tsar bomb) 9 September 2023 17: 08
    Merci d'utiliser le kornet équipé de la munition kobalt liée à la desintégration atomique de cristaux spéciaux. l equivalent de 1000 Tonnes de TNT contre un groupement de chars par exemple provoquera de nuit un feu d'artifice surhumain!