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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

UKRAINE’S ONE-SHOT WONDER WEAPON: THE AT4 | The Armory Life

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The Swedish AT4, an unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon, has earned its time in the spotlight.

It has been employed to great effect with the British- and American-made FGM-148 Javelin. The greatest of the Kremlin’s offerings have been targeted and eliminated by Ukrainians using it, much like they did with the Javelin and NLAW. The AT4 is currently one of the light anti-tank weapons in use that is employed the most frequently worldwide. Its name in U.S. military duty is M136 AT4. Its name actually rhymes with the weapon’s caliber, which is 84mm (3.31 inches), as in “A-T-4.” The AT4 is unique in that it was created by a country that hasn’t participated in actual combat since the Napoleonic Wars, with the exception of sending peacekeeping troops throughout the Cold War, especially to the Congo in the 1960s, and more recently as a coalition member in Afghanistan.

Source: https://www.thearmorylife.com/ukraines-one-shot-wonder-weapon-the-swedish-at4/

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