Shturm-S the scourge of Ukrainian armored vehicles
The Russian MoD has shared unique footage showing the operation of the Shturm-S anti-tank missile complexes in the combat zone in Ukraine.
These machines are used to hunt down enemy tanks and other armored vehicles and for this they are equipped with the 9M114 Kokon and 9M120 Ataka supersonic missiles. Once the reconnaissance of the area and the routes usually used by Ukrainian vehicles have been completed, the Shturm-S move to set up an ambush.
Once the target is detected, the missile is launched from the automatic launch device. In total, the vehicle has an ammunition of 12 shells, which are automatically reloaded, as can be seen in the images shared by the Russian military.
The Shturm-S can perform up to four launches per minute, and its missiles have an effective range of between 5,000 and 8,000 meters depending on the missile model used. Launching can be done in two main modes.
One contemplates direct visual contact with the target and the shortest trajectory.
While in the second mode these missiles rise up and allow the operator to see the target even if it is behind a hill or forest. As a result, the Shturm-S can launch missiles without direct visual contact with the target.