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Saab Bofors AT4-CS Light Anti-Armor Weapon


Man-Portable Disposable Anti-Armor System [ 1985 ]



The AT4-CS represents a further development of the base AT4 antitank launcher series.



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The AT4-CS (Confined Space) system is a man-portable shoulder-launched disposable anti-tank missile system designed specifically to be fired from confined spaces (hence the "CS" in the designation and is a further development of the base AT4 antitank series. The system fires a single-shot high-velocity 84mm warhead and comes complete with a shoulder-strap, crew protection gear and sights that can fold up from the system.

The launcher casing itself is produced with fiberglass-reinforced construction and offers up a lethal dose of anti-armor protection for the standard infantryman. The "confined space" approach means that the system can be fired from openings of rooms without the fear of tremendous and deadly "backsplash" occurring to the firer or the occupants around the firer. The system is also designed to be recoilless and thusly is resistant to forms of self-degrading damage that make the weapon more reliable than previous weapons of this type. The launcher container is fully watertight.

The munition itself free once fired from the launcher and is stabilized in flight by folding fins. Warhead varieties consist of a High Penetration (HP) type and a Reduced Sensitivity (RS) type. The weapon weights in at just 7.5 kilograms.©MilitaryFactory.com
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March 2022 - The AT-4 is to be featured in the $800 million USD package the United States is sending to equip Ukrainian forces in their fight against Russia.

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Specifications



Service Year
1985

Origin
Sweden national flag graphic
Sweden

Classification


Man-Portable Disposable Anti-Armor System


Saab Bofors Dynamics - Sweden
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.


Overall Length
1,016 mm
40.00 in
Barrel Length
1,016 mm
40.00 in
Empty Wgt
14.77 lb
6.70 kg
Sights


Iron Sights; Night Vision


Action


Expendable Self-Contained Rocket Launcher

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


84mm

Rounds / Feed


1
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
984 ft
(300 m | 328 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
1
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
935 ft/sec
(285 m/sec)


AT4 - Initial Base Model.
AT4-CS - "Confined Space" Variant.


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