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Old 06-28-2009, 01:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Ramjam
The main reason the Russians used the gun-launched AT missile is that their chance of hitting a target at long range were so small that NATO tank gunners had such a huge advantage over them and they need something to try to level the playing field.
Although I don't disagree that by most accounts NATO tank gunnery was superior, I believe the rationale behind the Soviet's gun-launched missile is that it can flat-out outrange tank guns, giving the user, in theory, a first shot/kill ability. I think that the Soviets also intended for the missile to have a secondary role- anti-helicopter weapon.

I'm not a fan, per se, but it would be nice to have the missile option.
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