AirShow China 2018: All-Terrain Vehicle with TL-4 missile launcher
Among other examples of platform integration, the TL-4 anti-tank missile launcher was also shown at Airshow China 2018 mounted on a Polaris-type all-terrain vehicle.
TL-4 anti-tank missile launcher was also shown at Airshow China 2018 mounted on a Polaris-type all-terrain vehicle. (Picture source Army Recognition)
The ATV-based TL-4 consists of a missile launcher, an ATV and a man-portable control system. The platform can be quickly airlifted on the battlefield by airdrop, slingload or aircraft landing. Once on move, the missile is dismounted, stored in its canister and loaded at the front of the vehicle.
The base vehicle is a classical four-wheel drive vehicle with an estimated maximum speed of up to approximately 70 mph (110 km/h). It has the ability to haul small loads on attached racks or small dump beds. They may also tow small trailers.
The TL-4 was designed and developed to offer a new generation of anti-tank missile for infantry unit. The development of the TL-4 was started in 2014 and according to the manufacturer, the TL-4 has already passed all the firing and qualifying trial tests. It was developed to be used against tanks, armored vehicles, bunkers and fortifications.
The TL-4 missile weapon system can be ready to fire in 9 seconds, after a missile firing, it takes only 30 seconds to leave the position. The whole system has a total weight of 30 kg. The missile can be fire from 100 to 6,000 m against static and moving targets.
Close view of TL-4 anti-tank missile launcher mounted at the rear of a 4x4 ATV All-Terrain Vehicle (Picture Source Army Recognition)