Meet The AT4: The ‘Old’ Tank-Killer Missile Hitting Russian Armor In Ukraine

The AT4 is a Swedish 84 mm unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon developed by Saab Bofors Dynamics. Saab has had considerable sales success with the AT4, making it one of the most extensively used light anti-tank weapons in the world. The AT4 is designed to allow infantry troops a means to destroy or disable armoured vehicles and fortifications.

Although it is generally ineffective against current modern main battle tanks (MBTs), especially those with reactive armour. The name AT4 is a word play on the 84 mm caliber of the weapon, 'eighty-four' being a homophone of 'A-T-4'. The name also doubles as an alpha-phonetic word play on the weapon's role due to "AT" being a common military abbreviation for "Anti-Tank". It was also created for export purposes as the nickname "eighty-four" already was a common English nickname for the Carl Gustaf 8.4cm recoilless rifle after its caliber.

Meet The AT4: The ‘Old’ Tank-Killer Missile Hitting Russian Armor In Ukraine

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