Now I am confused.
We were talking about very long range use of gun fired missiles and someone said the ballistics computer wont handle targets more than 5km away, so I mentioned that the ballistics computer already dealt with targets 11km away when firing HE rounds.
Not sure what you are talking about, but I can say what I am talking about
I was answering to lancelot, who spotted the range difference for GLATMS and modern missiles like Kornet-D.
It is a size limitation.
Russian existing tanks are limited to approx. 1m long round, combining the projectile and propeller charge.
In 125 mm cal.
While Kornet is 152 mm cal, first of all.
And if one insists - I mean there will be a goal like that to achieve - it can be 1.5m long container.
Is it possible to increase the range of existing Russian GLATMs?
Yet you are still limited not only with dimensions, but with the construction of a missile and propeller charge.
This piston is there because works as an exhaust gas deflector to cover and protect laser beam receiver. Russkie ain't stupid, so if they have constructed something like that - it means it was needed.
All existing missiles are laser beam riding, with build in laser beam emitter assigned with the tank FCS.
That means, all are limited to the line of sight, and cant operate against invisible targets.
So here is a serious question : why do you need a 5km+ missile, if there are hardly any places in let's say Europe where the LoS is more than 2500m?
Yes, I know, Kornet reached 10 km - but they didn't have to make any sacrifices there, just put more energetic/slow burning propellant and the case is solved.
So long story short, your idea is constructing a brand new missile, that can be used without an existing guidance channel.
Possible? But of course.
But as you are to construct a new missile anyway, why insist it to be a missile rather than a normal artillery round, with GLONASS or laser guidance? It will cost 1/3rd of the price, right? The thing is already resolved at technical ground, constructed, works. You just need to make a 125mm Kitolov/Krasnopol.
Or you are to make a combo, like RAP equivalent of Krasnopol, with let's say radar terminal guidance. Thing already resolved, radar will stand g-load and barrel pressures.
TI guided? Well ... possible, harder to achieve but possible.
You are making a new weapon system anyway, correct?
lyle6, so they split the penetrator and placed half of it in the propeller charge, figuring some mechanism to click them together while loading?