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FV438 Swingfire

Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Carrier Vehicle

FV438 Swingfire

Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM) Carrier Vehicle

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ARMAMENT
VARIANTS
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OVERVIEW



For a time in modern British military history, the FV438 Swingfire weapons carrier took up the mobile anti-tank role.
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ORIGIN: United Kingdom
YEAR: 1975
MANUFACTURER(S): State Factories - UK
PRODUCTION: 100
OPERATORS: United Kingdom
SPECIFICATIONS



Unless otherwise noted the presented statistics below pertain to the FV438 Swingfire model. Common measurements, and their respective conversions, are shown when possible.
CREW: 3
LENGTH: 16.73 feet (5.1 meters)
WIDTH: 9.84 feet (3 meters)
HEIGHT: 8.86 feet (2.7 meters)
WEIGHT: 18 Tons (16,200 kilograms; 35,715 pounds)
ENGINE: 1 x Rolls-Royce K60 multi-fuel engine developing 240 horsepower.
SPEED: 32 miles-per-hour (52 kilometers-per-hour)
RANGE: 298 miles (480 kilometers)




ARMAMENT



2 x "Swingfire" missile launchers.
1 x 7.62mm L7 General Purpose Machine Gun (GPMG).
2 x 3 Smoke Grenade Dischargers.

Ammunition:
14 x Swingfire missile reloads.
650 x 7.62mm ammunition.
6 x Smoke Grenades
NBC PROTECTION: Yes.
NIGHTVISION: Yes.
SMOKE GENERATION: Yes.
VARIANTS



Series Model Variants
• FV438 "Swingfire" - Base Series Designation.