It seems that the Ukrainian military liked the idea of mounting their anti-tank missile launchers on fast, small vehicles. We reported earlier on a combination buggy and Stugna kits. Today we have photos of equipment in a very similar tone but totally different. What makes this Ukrainian buggy so unique for destroying Russian tanks?
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Let’s begin by stating that the equipment doesn’t belong to the Ukrainian Army, but rather to volunteers fighting for Ukraine’s freedom. It was announced by the organization of the presenter Serhiy Prytuła, who independently created this type of “anti-tank buggies”. It’s a fast, all-terrain vehicle that is simple and has a unique appearance. On it was the equipment to place the tripod of the missile launcher and booms on the missile boxes.
This launcher is not just any launcher, but the RK-3 Korsarz system developed and produced in Ukraine by the Kiev Design Bureau Łucz. While it is a bit older and less advanced than its predecessor, the pirate-like weapon still shares the same (laser guided) system.
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The Korsarz launcher has the ability to fire RK-3K as well as RK-3OF rockets. They have a maximum diameter of 107mm. With laser guidance, they can hit targets between 100 and 2500 meters away. This includes both low-flying helicopters as well the tanks. Their effectiveness is limited by the fact that only 550mm of armor can be penetrated behind the ERA module. This is an example HEAT missile with a tandem weapon, while the second missile is better against targets that are less armored and have a high-explosive high explosive warhead.
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How are these buggies to be used at front? Contrary to popular belief, the equipment requires two people: the driver and the shooter. The shooter must also aim towards the target with a laser, which is integrated into the launchers. This will determine the missile’s trajectory.