Meet The AT4: The ‘Previous’ Tank-Killer Missile Hitting Russian Armor In Ukraine

The AT4 is a Swedish 84 mm unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics. Saab has had appreciable gross sales success with the AT4, making it one of the vital extensively used mild anti-tank weapons on the planet. The AT4 is designed to permit infantry troops a way to destroy or disable armoured automobiles and fortifications. Though it’s usually ineffective in opposition to present trendy predominant battle tanks (MBTs), particularly these with reactive armour. The identify AT4 is a phrase play on the 84 mm caliber of the weapon, ‘eighty-four’ being a homophone of ‘A-T-4’. The identify additionally doubles as an alpha-phonetic phrase play on the weapon’s function as a result of “AT” being a typical army abbreviation for “Anti-Tank”. It was additionally created for export functions because the nickname “eighty-four” already was a typical English nickname for the Carl Gustaf 8.4cm recoilless rifle after its caliber.

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