Beware The Backblast Area:

Beware The Backblast Area:

The FGM-148 Javelin is an American man-portable fire-and-forget anti-tank missile fielded to replace the M47 Dragon anti-tank missile in US service.[12] It uses an automatic infrared guidance that allows the user to seek cover immediately after launch, as opposed to wired guided systems, like the Dragon, where the user has to actively guide the weapon throughout the engagement. The Javelin’s HEAT warhead is capable of defeating modern tanks by attacking them from above, and is also useful against fortifications in a direct attack flight

Type Anti-tank missile
Place of origin United States
Service history
In service 1996–present
Used by See Operators
Wars Iraq War[1][2]
War in Afghanistan[3][4][5]
Operation Enduring Freedom(2001–2014)
Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation New Dawn (20 March 2003 – 15 December 2011)[6]
Syrian Civil War[7][8]
Production history
Designer Texas Instruments and Martin Marietta
(now Raytheon and Lockheed Martin)
Designed June 1989
Manufacturer Raytheon and Lockheed Martin
Unit cost US$246,000 (FY2014)(FGM-148F)
Produced 1996–present
No. built 40,000
Specifications
Weight 22.3 kg (49.2 lb) (carry weight)
Detachable CLU: 6.4 kg (14.1 lb)
Length Missile: 1.1 m (43 in)
Launch tube: 1.2 m (47 in)
Diameter Missile: 127 mm (5.0 in)
Launch tube: 142 mm (5.6 in)
Crew 2

Effective firing range original: 2,500 m (1.6 mi)
current: 4,750 m (2.95 mi)
Warhead Tandem shaped charge HEAT
Penetration 600-800 mm RHA[15]
Warhead weight 8.4 kg (18.5 lb)
Detonation
mechanism
Impact force

Engine Solid fuel rocket
Guidance
system
infrared homing
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