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A Projectile which is propelled by a rocket and contains a Bomb.
Parents projectile A missile, bullet, etc. that is fired from a Weapon.
  self powered device SelfPoweredDevice is the subclass of Devices whose action is powered by some kind of on-board component or power source (not the user, which would be a UserPoweredVehicle).
Children air attack missileA missile that attacks targets in the air.
 air launched missileA missile launched from the air.
 anti-tank missileAn Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) or Anti-Tank Guided Weapon (ATGW) is a guided missile primarily designed to hit and destroy heavily armored tanks and other armoured fighting vehicles. ATGMs range in size from shoulder-launched weapons which can be transported by a single soldier, to larger tripod mounted weapons which require a squad or team to transport and fire, to vehicle and aircraft mounted missile systems. The introduction of smaller, man-portable ATGMs with larger warheads to the modern battlefield has given infantry the ability to defeat even heavily armored main battle tanks at great ranges, usually with the first shot. Earlier infantry anti-tank weapons such as anti-tank rifles, anti-tank rockets and magnetic anti-tank mines had limited armor-penetration abilities and/or required a soldier to approach the target closely. (from Wikipedia)
 ballistic missileA Missile which is guided for the first stage of its flight but then falls to its target for the second stage.
 Dragon anti-armor missilePrimary function: Anti-armor weapon system ManBuilder: McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and Missile Systems and Raytheon Length: Launcher: 45.4 inches (115.32 cm) Missile: 33.3 inches (84.58 centimeters) Weight: Ready to Fire: 33.9 lbs (Day Tracker) 48.7 lbs (Night Tracker) Day Tracker (Sights): 6.75 lbs Thermal Night Tracker (w/1 bottle and battery): 21.65 lbs Maximum effective range: 3281 feet (1000 meters) Time of flight: 11.2 seconds Armor penetration: Will defeat T-55, T-62, or T-72 w/o added armor Unit Replacement Cost: Night Tracker System: $51,000 Day Tracker System: $13,000 Mission: Primary: To engage and destroy armor and light armored vehicles. Secondary: defeat hard targets such as bunkers and field fortifications. Features: The warhead power of Dragon makes it possible for a single Marine to defeat armored vehicles, fortified bunkers, concrete gun emplacements, or other hard targets. The launcher consists of a smoothbore fiberglass tube, breech/gas generator, tracker and support, bipod, battery, sling, and forward and aft shock absorbers. Non-integral day and night sights are required to utilize the Dragon. The complete system consists of the launcher, the tracker and the missile, which is installed in the launcher during final assembly and received by the Marine Corps in a ready to fire condition. The launch tube serves as the storage and carrying case for the missile. The night tracker operates in the thermal energy range. (from
 ground attack missileA missile that attacks targets on the ground.
 ground launched missileA missile launched from the ground.
 guided missileMissiles that have the ability to maneuver through the air can be guided, and are known as guided missiles. These have three key system components: * tracking * guidance * flight A tracking system locates the missile's target. This can be either a human gunner aiming a sight on the target (remotely from the missile) or an automatic tracker. Automatic trackers use radiation emanating from the target or emitted from the launch platform and reflecting back to it from the target. Passive automatic trackers use the target's inherent radiation, usually heat or light, but missiles designed to attack Command & Control posts, aircraft or guided missiles may look for radio waves. Active automatic trackers rely on the target being illuminated by radiation. The target can be painted with light (sometimes infrared and/or laser) or radio waves (radar) which can be detected by the missile. The radiation for the painting can originate in the missile itself or may come from a remote station (for example, a hilltop gunner can illuminate a target with a laser device and this can be used to direct an air launched guided missile). A guidance system takes data from the missile's tracking system and flight system and computes a flight path for the missile designed to intercept the target. It produces commands for the flight system. The flight system causes the missile to maneuver. There are two main systems: vectored thrust (for missiles that are powered throughout the guidance phase of their flight) and aerodynamic maneuvering (wings, fins, canards, etc). There are some similarities between guided missiles and guided bombs. A guided bomb, dropped from an aircraft, is unpowered and uses aerodynamic fins for forward horizontal maneuvering while falling vertically. (from Wikipedia)
 Javelin anti-tank missileThe Javelin is a manportable, fire-and-forget antitank missile employed by dismounted infantry to defeat current and future threat armored combat vehicles. Its range of about 1.5 miles is more than twice that of its predecessor, the Dragon. The Javelin has secondary capabilities against helicopters and ground-fighting positions. It is equipped with an imaging infrared system and a fire-and-forget guided missile. The Javelin's normal engagement mode is top-attack to penetrate the tank's most vulnerable armor. It also has a direct-attack capability to engage targets with overhead cover or in bunkers. Its soft launch allows employment from within buildings and enclosed fighting positions. The soft launch signature limits the gunner's exposure to the enemy, thus increasing survivability. The Javelin is credited with helping U.S. Special Forces and Kurdish troops repel an Iraqi attack in April 2003 in one of the biggest tank battles of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Traveling in eight trucks, the coalition troops were met by surprise attack from an Iraqi brigade. The Special Forces used 19 Javelins against the Iraqis, who had 12 tanks and 24 armored personnel carriers. The shoulder-held anti-tank weapons stopped two T-55 tanks, eight personnel carriers, and four troop trucks even though not one of the U.S. soldiers had ever fired the weapon before the engagement. The Javelin consists of a missile in a disposable launch tube and a reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) with a trigger mechanism and the integrated day/night sighting device for surveillance, and target acquisition and built-in test capabilities and associated electronics. The CLU, powered by a disposable battery, provides the capability for battlefield surveillance, target acquisition, missile launch and damage assessment. The round consists of a disposable launch tube assembly, battery coolant unit, and the missile. The 3.5-foot-long missile locks on to the target before launch using an infrared focal plane array and on-board processing, which also maintains target track and guides the missile to the target after launch. A full-up system weighs 49.5 pounds. The U.S. Army awarded the Javelin contract in 1989 to Raytheon and Lockheed Martin, the weapon was deployed some seven years later. Since then at least nine other countries have selected the weapon for their arsenals. The Javelin is one of about 1,400 weapon systems supported by Defense Supply Center Columbus, which supplies several of the missile's spare parts to the U.S. Marine Corps through the Performance Based Logistics arrangement. Three DSCC organizations manage these parts - the Land-based Weapon Systems Group, the Commodity-based Application Group and the Maritime Weapon Systems Group. (from
 Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault WeaponThe Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is a versatile, lightweight and lethal weapon system. SMAW, employed by the United States Marine Corps for more than twenty years, has proven performance in combat situations, easily demolishing bunkers, breaching fortifications, and defeating armored vehicles. The man-portable SMAW is exceedingly accurate and reliable, exhibiting an average hit probability greater than 90 percent on a 1 x 2 meter target at combat ranges. SMAW is perfectly suited for MOUT scenarios, enabling the gunner to defeat enemy fortifications while remaining under protective cover, greatly enhancing survivability. SMAW will feature even greater capability with a new Confined Space fire-from-enclosure version. Talley Defense Systems, in cooperation with the US Marine Corps, is perfecting a design which drastically reduces backblast and over-pressure, and virtually eliminates flash and smoke when firing the weapon. The SMAW is an 83mm man-portable weapon system consisting of the MK153 Mod 0 launcher, the MK 3 Mod 0 encased HEDP rocket, the MK 6 Mod 0 encased HEAA rocket, and the MK217 Mod 0 spotting rifle cartridge. The launcher consists of a fiberglass launch tube, a 9mm spotting rifle, an electro-mechanical firing mechanism, open battle sights, and a mount for the MK42 Mod 0 optical and AN/PVS-4 night sights. The SMAW MK153 Mod 0 launcher is based on the Israeli B-300 and consists of the launch tube, the spotting rifle, the firing mechanism, and mounting brackets. The launch tube is fiberglass/epoxy with a gel coat on the bore. The spotting rifle is a British design and is mounted on the right side of the launch tube. The firing mechanism mechanically fires the spotting rifle and uses a magneto to fire the rocket. The mounting brackets connect the components and provide the means for boresighting the weapon. The encased rockets are loaded at the rear of the launcher. The spotting cartridges are stored in a magazine in the cap of the encased rocket. The SMAW system (launcher, ammunition and logistics support) was fielded in 1984 as a Marine Corps unique system. At that time, the SMAW included the MK153 Mod 0 launcher, the MK3 Mod 0 HEDP encased rocket, the MK4 Mod 0 practice rocket and the MK217 Mod 0 9mm spotting cartridge. The MK6 Mod 0 encased HEAA rocket is being added to the inventory. The MOD 0 has demonstrated several shortcomings. A series of modifications is currently planned to address the deficiencies. They include a resleeving process for bubbled launch tubes, rewriting/drafting operator and technical manuals, a kit that will reduce environmental intrusion into the trigger mechanism, and an optical sight modification to allow the new HEAA rocket to be used effectively against moving armor targets. Recently fielded were new boresight bracket kits that, when installed, will solve the loss of boresight problem between launch tube and spotting rifle. (from

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