Sweden to provide another batch of 5000 AT4 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine


According to information published by the "Hallands Nyheter" website on March 23, 2022, the Swedish Ministry of Defense Peter Hultqvist has announced the delivery of a second batch of 5,000 AT4 anti-tank weapons to Ukraine.
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The AT4 rockets are used by Ukrainian soldiers to destroy Russian combat vehicles by ambush tactics. (Source photo Twitter War Noir)


In February 202, Army Recognition reported that Sweden had approved the delivery of 5,000 anti-tank weapons. Citing a Tweet from Hugo Kaaman, the anti-tank weapons that will be delivered to Ukraine by Sweden would be AT4.

The spearhead of Russian troops on the Ukrainian territory are motorized troops and mechanized infantry equipped with tanks ad IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicles) tracked armored. To counter these threats, the Ukrainian army needs more anti-tank weapons. These weapons have already shown their effectiveness against Russian tanks and armored vehicles with several videos posted on social networks showing armored vehicles destroyed with Javelin, NLAW missiles which were provided by European countries and the United States.

The AT4 is an 84 mm unguided, man-portable, single-shot, disposable, recoilless smoothbore anti-tank weapon developed and manufactured by the Swedish company Saab. The weapon is designed to give infantry units a means to destroy light armored vehicles and fortifications.

The AT4 is a single-use weapon and is not reusable and cannot be reloaded. The AT4 requires little training and is quite simple to use, making it suitable for general issues. It can fire several types of 84mm ammunition including HEAT (High Explosive Anti-Tank), HEDP 502 (High Explosive Dual Purpose), HP (High Penetration), AST (Anti Structure Tandem-warheads), ER (Extended Range), and HE (High Explosive).

The AT-4 has a firing range from 300 to 500 m and can penetrate 420 mm of armor. It can be fitted with an optical night sight on a removable fixture. In US military use, the launcher can be fitted with the AN/PAQ-4C, AN/PEQ-2, or the AN/PAS-13 night sights.


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