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Russian Helicopters Use Advanced Vikhr Long Range Missiles Against Terrorists In Syria (Photo)

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Russian Helicopters Use Advanced Vikhr Long Range Missiles Against Terrorists In Syria (Photo)

A Russian-made Ka-52 Alligator attack helicopter has been spotted with the Vikhr-1 laser guided anti-tank missile in Syria.

The missile has the maxiumum range of 8-10 km (8 km from – helicopter; 10 km – from fixed-wing aircraft) and can be launched from ships, Ka-50, Ka-52 helicopters, Su-25T and Su-39 aircraft.

The missile has a tandem High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead and can defeat Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). It is reported that the Vikhr-1 penetrates up to 1 000 mm of armor behind ERA.

The Vikhr-1 missile is a part of the Vikhr-M system. The system also includes an automatic sight and a depressible launcher.

Russian Helicopters Use Advanced Vikhr Long Range Missiles Against Terrorists In Syria (Photo)

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Brad Isherwood

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2016/11/26/russia-hermes-atgm-arrived-syria-weapon-terrorists-should-fear.html

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