The US will send Zuni missiles to Ukraine, which have good recommendations
Pentagon included 4,000 air-to-ground missiles in the new aid package for Ukraine.
We tell you what Zuni is.
The model was developed in the USA back in the 50s, and in 2006 the missile was equipped with a laser guidance system. Field trials in 2009 showed that this was the right move. The missile successfully worked on both stationary and moving targets.
Zuni is launched from attack aircraft and helicopters, and Ukraine can adapt it to MiG-29 carriers. The missile is capable of hitting tanks, small ships, gun mounts, but is especially effective against infantry, as it covers large areas.
✔️Size and weight
Length – 2,790 mm, weight (depending on the warhead) from 46.3 to 61.6 kg.
The main trump card of Zuni. The missile can hit targets at a distance of up to 9 km. Russian competitor missiles C13 and C25 have half the range.
The missile is equipped with warheads of such types – high-explosive fragmentation, high-explosive, armor-piercing, lighting, smoke. A cumulative-fragmentation warhead pierces armor 500 mm thick.
Zuni flies at a speed of 725 m/s. This, as well as its small diameter and range, make it practically invulnerable to Russian air defense. Missiles are not available for portable air defense systems, and the Pantsir-S1 cannot hit targets that fly at a speed of more than 400 m / s.
Type LAU-10, with four missiles.
Zuni missiles are relatively simple, but powerful and reliable weapons that are able to inflict maximum damage on the enemy in a specific sector of the front.
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