Saturday, August 4, 2012


This is coolbert:

The Israeli Trophy/Windbreaker active protection system [APS] now field tested and successfully so recently and once prior [more than once?] also it should be noted has an antidote.

"infantry anti-tank system specifically designed to overcome active defence systems (ADS) for MBTs and other AFVs which are now entering service among major armies."

The solution [Trophy/Windbreaker] to the armor defeating rocket-propelled grenade [RPG] or the armor defeating anti-tank-guided-missile [ATGM] ITSELF can now be compromised.

That antidote to the antidote is the Russian RPG-30 single-shot and disposable RPG that possess the wherewithal to defeat any known APS!

"a man-portable, disposable anti-tank rocket launcher with a single shot capacity."

Designed as such and is a modified version of earlier RPG models all possessing the ability to defeat armor, reactive armor, and now APS.

"The RPG-30 . . . a modern anti-tank grenade launcher designed to address the threat of reactive armor and active protection systems (APS) on tanks."

The infantryman, the man-a-foot has the capability to defeat even the most robust armor of any nation, given training and a lot of guts and determination.

[these RPG are NOT long range stand off weapons, you need to get close to make an accurate and killing shot and MAY need to make repeat shots on the same target if you survive.]

The RPG-30 firing not only that tandem dual warhead, an explosive and HEAT warhead but what is called a precursor round as well. That precursor round a decoy "spoofing" and "fooling" the APS, allowing the main RPG warhead to escape detection and destruction unscathed.

"a smaller diameter precursor round in addition to the main round. This precursor acts as a false target, tricking the target's active protection system into engaging it, allowing the main round a clear path to the target"

Back in my day many decades ago now the only RPG available to Soviet and Soviet aligned military forces was the RPG-2 [called the B-40 by the VC/NVA] and the RPG-7. NOW the various RPG exist in staggering types and versions, RPG-26, RPG-29, RPG-30, RPG-32, etc. There was for a while talk of a RPG round with a penetrator rod of some sort, uranium or other dense metal able to also compromise the thickest armor of the heaviest tank!

APS today, RPG tomorrow. But tomorrow is NOW also!


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