Heard reports that Pentagon is cutting down the procurement of Javelins. According to Orcs it´s to heavy, clumsy and needs to much time to set up.
Could have told them that.
I've yet to see UA use Javelin effectively, perhaps I missed something.
All I've seen of those is hundreds ending up in LDNR hands, together with the CLUs. Much the same with Rb 56/NLAW, AT4, Panzerfaust 3, etc. Even Finnish LAWs now.
All they've managed to do with these are few successful attacks, many more failed ditto, and then leaving entire stores of them as they retreat, providing Russia with western AT weapons in such numbers that the Russians at this stage aren't even interested and just hand them over to the LDNR.
You just can not hand people an weapon system and say "good luck".
I have a lot of experience with the panzerfaust 3 myself.
It was my little big headed friend i'd send to say hi to Taliban in fortifications sometimes....
Anyway.... flashback over.....back O.T.
It can come with an Dynarange ballistic computer. Awesome on paper, pretty dead weight in real life.
Yes, ...you can use it to get an firing solution on relatively fast vehicles like tanks on full speed or even slow flying helicopters.
Downside?. you shortly laze the target. revealing your position to either the tanks warning system or Helicopter.
So lesson 101 AT in airborne school. forget the shiny paperweight. learn to aim and fight with the (passive) basic system.
Also you need to extend the AT-standoff tube out of the warhead before you can execute in shaped charge (AT) attack.
Basically you take the rubber cap of its nose, then you need to pull out the standoff tube and screw it tight so the shaped charge triggers when it hits the target.
Otherwise you only give the Tank crew some pain in the ears and just piss them off as the shaped charge does not detonate, but instead its "explosive" mode meanth for anti personell shrapnell.
How many Nazi dummy's you think did the above all wrong?. just with the PZF-3?.
They never seen this weapon?. what do you think they do?.
I think the NLAW used well within minimum arming range firing at the T-72 is an good indication of the Nazi monkey levels of professionalism.
Also there is how you use AT weapons. its not as simple as pointing your rocket launcher at an tank and squeeze the trigger.
Optimal AT angle and knowing the weak spots of your target, and anticipating where it will be when your rocket arrives is crucial.
The more the angle is off of the 90 degree angle, the more armor the shaped charge needs to penetrate.
And some AT weapons just might bounce off or fail to trigger the standoff detonator if the angle is too much.