ANTITANK ROCKET MISSILES
FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
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The pamphlet gives a popular treatment of the problems of design and combat application of antitank guided missiles ATGM IITYPC. It relates the reasons that prompted the development of these missiles and the classification of ATGMs according to the most important criteria. After an acquaintance with the general concept of an ATGM, a more detailed account is given of the basic principles of designing the individual components of the ATGM rocket engines, airframes, and so forth. For an understanding of the principles of action of the individual ATGM components, brief information is given from aerodynamics, the theory of gyroscopes, and electronics. The pamphlet discusses the methods of firing antitank guided missiles and the procedures of firing instruction. Problems concerning the combat application of ATGM for various types of troops and for the most important forms of combat are outlined. Brief performance characteristics of contemporary ATGMs are given and the means for their further development are discussed. Furthermore, a brief description of contemporary unguided antitank rocket weapons is presented.
- Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
- Surface-Launched Guided Missiles
- Ammunition and Explosives