Khrizantema (AT-15 Springer) Anti-Tank Missile Carrier

The Khrizantema (Chrysanthemum) is the most recent Russian long-range supersonic enemy of tank rocket framework. It’s NATO assignment is the AT-15 Springer. It has been intended to manage the most recent and future fundamental fight tanks. Improvement of this rocket framework started in the last part of the 1980s and it was uncovered in 1996. It was expected to supplant the maturing Shturm (AT-6 Spiral) hostile to tank rocket framework. It is accounted for, that the Khrizantema was acknowledged to support with the Russian Army in 2004, but it is obscure the number of it’s units are handled. It is viewed as perhaps of the most remarkable framework on the planet in it’s group.

Engineers of this rocket framework guarantee, that appearance of the Khrizantema might actually change strategies of tank battle, as a .450 bushmaster ammo gathering of 3 or 4 of these enemy of tank rocket launchers can fundamentally change the result of the fight. It is asserted, that 3 launcher vehicles are fit for connecting with 14 fundamental fight tanks and obliterating something like 60% of them.

The Khrizantema dispatches supersonic rockets with a scope of 400 – 6 000 meters. Normal speed of flight is 400 m/s. Rockets are moved by a strong fuel rocket engine. The Khrizantema is expected to be worked constantly and in every atmospheric condition, likewise in different regular and man-made countermeasures conditions. Rockets of the Khrizantema can be directed in two free modes, either by laser (self-loader) or radar (completely programmed). This double direction framework guarantees insurance against electronic countermeasures. A few rockets are accessible for this framework. The 9M123 and 9M123-2 are the standard rockets with a couple HEAT warheads, utilized against defensively covered vehicles. The main contrast between these rockets is the laser direction, utilized on the 9M123 and radar direction, utilized on the 9M123-2. Engineers guarantee, that the couple HEAT rockets are equipped for entrance of 1 100 – 1 200 mm of protective layer behind hazardous responsive shield. It is adequate to overcome MBTs of the most recent age, like the M1A2 Abrams and Leopard 2A6.

Likewise there are 9M123F and 9M123F-2 rockets with thermobaric warheads, utilized against building, strongholds, gently defensively covered vehicles and dug in work force. In a similar way the 9M123F has a laser direction and the 9M123F-2 has radar direction.

Two rockets are carried on the send off rails in battle request. The Khrizantema can send off 2 rockets against 2 targets all the while. This rocket framework can likewise target low-flying helicopters. It conveys 15 rockets inside the structure, and can connect up to 15 focuses in few minutes or less. Launcher rails are reloaded naturally from a magazine, situated inside the body. Anyway in the event of crisis rockets can be reloaded physically from beyond the vehicle. In voyaging request the two rockets and radar are collapsed to the put away position.

The Khrizantema hostile to tank rocket framework depends on a changed BMP-3 IFV suspension and elements high portability and mobility. Vehicle is controlled by UTD-29 V10 turbocharged diesel motor, creating 500 hp. It has a hydropneumatic suspension framework, which can be acclimated to suit the sort of landscape being crossed. Vehicle is completely land and/or water capable. On water it is pushed by two waterjets. Land and/or water capable speed on water is around 10 km/h.

The Khrizantema ATGM framework can be likewise mounted on other wheeled or followed undercarriage with comparative payload limit.

This rocket framework is worked by a team of two, including leader and jumper. Security of this vehicle is like that of the BMP-3. It is likewise furnished with a NBC assurance and programmed fire concealment frameworks.