Antitank missile system 9K115-2 Metis-M

Antitank missile system 9K115-2 'Metis-M'

Portable anti-tank missile complex 9K115-2 'Metis-M "is designed to defeat modern and promising armored vehicles, curb explosive reactive armor, fortifications of the enemy, at any time of the day, in adverse weather conditions.

Created on the basis of ATRA "Mixed." The concept of modernization was the greatest continuity with ground aids and providing the ability to implement complex as the standard missile "Metis" 9M115, and the latest upgraded — 9M131. Given the growth prospects of security tanks designers strongly increment dimension of the warhead by clicking on the caliber of 93mm to 130mm caliber. Significant improvement in the tactical and technical characteristics was achieved by increasing the weight and dimensions ATGM.

Complex "Metis-M" was developed in the Instrument Design Bureau (Tula) and adopted in 1992.

It is intended to substitute a prior complexes of the second-generation "Metis"" Bassoon "," Competition ". The west complex received the designation AT-13 "Saxhorn".

The complex includes:

Antitank missile system 9K115-2 'Metis-M'

— launcher installation 9P151 with an eye — pointing device, drive mechanism for guidance and launch rockets;

— thermal sight 1PN86BVI "mulatto-115";

— 9M131 missiles placed in transport-launch containers.

— test equipment and 9V12M 9V81M;

9M131 missile wings are made of thin sheets of steel and disclosed after the start under its own elastic forces. Just as in the 9M115 missile "Metis", adopted technical solutions, namely the placement of the tracer at the ending of one of the 3 of the wings, have allowed to abandon the use of gyroscopic devices, on-board batteries and electrical units. During the flight of the rocket tracer moves in spirals, ground equipment receives information about the angular position of the anti-tank and adjusts the commands issued via a wired connection to the band controls the rocket.

Antitank missile system 9K115-2 'Metis-M'

1 — pre-charge tandem battle parts;
2 — Air-dynamic drive semi-open;
3 — aerodynamic control surfaces;
4 — engine;
5 — channel for the cumulative jet;
6 — the main charge tandem battle parts;
7 — wings;
8 — tracer;
9 — spool of wire;
10 — starting the engine;

Bimbo powerful tandem shaped-charge warhead anti-tank complex is capable of hitting all of the modern and promising enemy tanks, including suspension and equipped and integrated ERA, lightly armored vehicles, fortifications. This high level of pressure developed at a penetration in the axial and in the circumferential direction, resulting in crushing of the concrete passage cumulative jet breaking the barrier and backsheet, as sledstvvie, highest zapregradnomu action. So makarom ensured the defeat of the manpower, located behind the objects of concrete monoliths or in buildings of reinforced concrete walls with a width of 3 meters.

Antitank missile system 9K115-2 'Metis-M'

In order to expand the range of combat introduce a series of "Metis-M" missiles 9M131F fitted with a thermobaric warhead weighing 4.95kg with explosive action at mnogokalibernogo artillery shell, especially effective when shooting in engineering and fortifications. With the explosion of such warheads appear more extended in time and space than conventional explosives, the shock wave. This wave propagates in all directions, numb for obstacles, trenches, through the loopholes, etc., affecting manpower, even the protected shelter. In the area of detonation of reincarnations thermobaric consistency is a complete burning of oxygen and develops the temperature is above 800 ° C.

Placed on a tripod launcher can be equipped with a thermal imager 1PN86-VI "mulatto-115" weighing 5.5kg, providing detection of targets at a distance of 3.2 km and their identification at a distance of 1.6 km, which provided the launch of rockets in the night to the highest criteria range. Dimensions imager 387 * 203 * 90mm. Field of view: 2.4 ° * 4.6 °. While the act of battery life — 2 hours. Temperature range introduction of -40 ° C to +50 ° C. In order to increase efficiency in the sight balloon cooling system is used to provide access to treatment for 8-10s.

The launch is carried out by means of starting the engine, then start solid propellant sustainer

Calculation of the complex consists of 2 persons, one of whom carries a mass of 25.1kg pack N1 with a launcher and a container with a rocket pack and the other N2 with 2 containers with a rocket weighing 28 kg (instead of 3 for ATGM "Mixed "). With the substitution of TPK with a rocket on the imager weight pack drops to 18.5kg. Implementing in the firing position is the 10-20s, military rate achieves 3 shots per minute.

Antitank missile system 9K115-2 'Metis-M'

Along with the main purpose — use as wearable complex, "Metis-M" can also be used to arm the BMD and BMP.

Shooting can be conducted with prepared and unprepared positions in the prone position, standing up out of the trench, as the shoulder. Chance of shooting and of the buildings (the latter requires about 2 meters of free space for the launcher).

The main properties

• Range of fire — 80-1500
• Weight missiles kg — 13.8
• The average flight speed, m / s — 200
• The caliber rockets, mm — 130
• The length of the WPK, mm — 980
• PU Weight, kg — 10
• Temperature range combat implementation — from -30 ° C to +50 ° C
• Transfer time from marching into the firing position, s — 10-20
• Penetration, mm — 900
• Combat crew — 2

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