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THE TOW MISSILE WORLD WIDE

 
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jackehammond



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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 10:33 pm    Post subject: THE TOW MISSILE WORLD WIDE Reply with quote



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With the possible exception of the Russian SAGGER antitank missile the TOW is most likely the worlds most widely used guided missile today in the world (ie various versions of the air to air Sidewinder/US and various versions of the surface to air SA-7/Russia being 3rd). The above photo shows the number of nations and different launch platforms of the TOW just before the 1991 Gulf War.


NOTE> If any members have photos of the TOW in use by their armed forces posting of them to this message thread would be greatly appreciated.

Jack E. Hammond/Moderator - Antiarmor and Antiair Systems
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 18, 2007 9:24 am    Post subject: Pakistan Army Orders TOW2B RF guidance update Reply with quote

Folks,

In what has to be a surprise to everyone, the US government has approved an order by Pakistan of the TOW2B with radio frequency guidance replacing the wire guidances. Not even the US Army has this version. While wire guidance allows the employment of the TOW missile in all-weather (the laser beam riding versions developed by Israel, China and South Africa can not operate in heavy rain, fog or snow) they are limited in maximum speed and range due to the wire trailing behind.

For more information see the link below.

Jack E. Hammond

http://www.defense-update.com/newscast/1206/news_101206.htm
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:37 pm    Post subject: STRYKER ATGM (TOW) VEHICLE Reply with quote

Folks,

Here are some photos and a link to the new TOW version of the STRYKER ATGM vehicle with its new unmanned under armor turret. Unlike the US Marines with their LAV-ATGM vehicle, the US Army decided to dump the older Emerson "Hammer Head" TOW turret which has major problems with its hydraulic controls, micro switches, etc. I talked to some members of the US Army who served in Germany with M113/TOW turret antitank units and they stated in a time of conflict their ideal concept would be to drive under a bridge and shear the turret off as the time it took to extend it and retract the turret made them extremely vulnerable. This new turret is reported to extend and retract very quickly.

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Click Thumbnail below for full size of new STYKER ATGM firing TOW




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SEE LINK BELOW FOR MORE PHOTOS OF STRYKER ATGW


WALK AROUND STRYKER ATGM - PHOTOS



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:05 pm    Post subject: TOW 2B Missile Reply with quote

Some pics about the TOW 2B missile
All of these pictures were taken during IDET 2007








Best regards

Gunman Very Happy
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jackehammond



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Gunman,

Thank You! I have also added thumbnails to other message threads on the TOW. The last two weeks I have been re-editing a lot of the threads and adding material.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jackehammond wrote:
Dear Gunman,

Thank You! I have also added thumbnails to other message threads on the TOW. The last two weeks I have been re-editing a lot of the threads and adding material.

Jack E. Hammond


You're welcome Jacke

Gunman Very Happy
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DanskPanser



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 7:58 pm    Post subject: TOW in the danish army Reply with quote

M113 G3 DK


Hummer


Fennec

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jackehammond



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dear Member,

Thanks for posting the photos of the TOW in Danish military.

Jack E. Hammond
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dan_inbox



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:12 am    Post subject: Tsahal's TOWs Reply with quote

The Israeli M113 TOW is locally called "Giref" - giraffe. Here in service with the Givati.



The hunter-killer jeep teams are now equiped with the "hamer-orev", a Hummer with a TOW launcher.



(an especially interesting sample: this is an instructors' machine, with an all-female crew. Nice! Very Happy )
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MBT_TAM



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What adds up the 2B variant?

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote





TOW launcher on Iranian made Jeep type vehicle

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