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The 9M113 Konkurs (NATO Codename: AT-5 Spandrel) is a soviet anti-tank missile. This is a remote-controlled

9M113 Konkurs

long-range anti-tank weapon, with a strong resemblance to the previous AT-4 Spigot. Also, it has a direct equivalence with the missile HOT, "elder brother" of MILAN missile.

The system is designed to engage moving and stationary armoured targets provided with explosive reactive armour (ERA) protection. The KONKURS-M system can be carried by armored wheeled and tracked wehicles. The 9P135M1 launcher can be provided with a thermal imager for night or poor visibility conditions. When fitted with the thermal imager, which weighs 9.6 kg, it allows engagements at ranges up to 2500m. The launcher is designed to launch the 9M111, 9M111M, 9M113, and 9M113M missiles.

The 9M113M missile has a tandem warhead with an extended nose probe to defeat explosive reactive armour before the main warhead initiates to penetrate 750 to 800 mm of main armour. Missile has a semiautomatic control system with command transmission by wires. Missiles are supplied in sealed containers placed directly on the launcher.

Operators[edit | edit source]

  • Armenia
  • Egypt - mounted on Fahd Armoured Personnel Carriers purchased in 1990s
  • Bulgaria
  • Commonwealth of Independent States
  • Cuba - Not confirmed.

    Russian 9P148, a variant of the BRDM-2 made to fire the 9M113

  • Czechoslovakia - produced in licence
  • Czech Republic
  • Finland - known as PstOhj 82M fired from 9P135M-1 launchers (Withdrawn from service)
  • Georgia
  • Hungary
  • Indonesia
  • India - 15,000 Konkurs-M, ordered in 2008 worth 295 million USD
  • Iran - manufactures its own version, upgraded and high explosion named Towsan-1
  • Morocco
  • Moldova - used on BRDM-2
  • Turkish Occupied Forces in Cyprus
  • Peru
  • Poland
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Soviet Union
  • Turkey
  • Syria
  • Ukraine
  • United States - training only

Specifications[edit | edit source]

  • Type: [[Anti-Tank missile|Anti-Tank missile

    9M113 Konkurs launching rails on the top of 9P148 vehicle

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  • Guidance System: SACLOS
  • Weight: 14.6 kg
  • Length: 1.150 m
  • Width: 468mm
  • Diameter: 135mm
  • Range: 70 m (230 ft) to 4 km (2.5 mi)
  • Maximum Speed: 200 m/s

See also[edit | edit source]

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