Attract customers with antique anti-tank missiles! This hotel in Vietnam is really domineering.

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Attract customers with antique anti-tank missiles! This hotel in Vietnam is really domineering.

2018-12-04 10:25:05 358 ℃

Recently, a Vietnamese hotel has successfully attracted the attention of netizens in the country on the Internet. The reason why it attracts people is not because of how luxurious the decoration or how good the service is, but because its store door is domineering. A special anti-tank missile. It is recognized from the photo that this is a 9M17P (NATO codename AT-2C) anti-tank missile developed by the former Soviet Union. It belongs to the world's first generation of anti-tank missiles, so honestly it is quite collectible. However, in Vietnam, this anti-tank missile has another collection significance, because it represents the aviation anti-tank force that the Vietnamese People's Army once had a brilliant time.

9M17P is a modified version of the 9M17M (AT-2B) that entered the Soviet service in 1968, from the guidance control method In fact, it should be classified as a generation of semi-anti-tank missiles. The 9M17M is the same as the famous 9M14 (that is, NATO titled AT-3). The visual aim is to manually control the anti-tank missile, but the difference between the two is that the 9M17M uses the radio transmission command, and the 9M14 missile's butt is behind the root command transmission line. . However, since these missiles are estimated by the shooter's eyes, and then the remote missiles fly, they are actually "human bullets." Like the 9M17M, even an experienced shooter can achieve a hit rate of 60% to 75%. Therefore, when improving to 9M17P, in order to improve the hit rate, the guidance method not only retains the function of manual control, but also increases the semi-automatic control mode of the line of sight. The shooter no longer controls the missile flight, and only needs to press the cross center of the aiming field to the target. The error measurement is given to the goniometer and the command transmission is still via radio.

The improved 9M17P has a 90% hit rate, and the guidance method is more suitable for aviation platforms such as helicopters. Therefore, this modification has been equipped with a large number of Soviet-style Mi-24 armed helicopters, ranging from the early Mi-24A to the classic Mi-24D, while the Soviet Mi-8 transport type is equipped with a pylon. It can also be used later. The massive entry of the 9M17P has greatly improved the Soviet aviation anti-tank capability. Its maximum range of 4,000 meters and the armor-killing power of more than 500mm are still very deterrent to the armored vehicles of the 1970s and 1980s. With the end of the 1970s, the Soviet Union began to assist the Mi-24 armed helicopters to Vietnam. The 9M17M and P also entered the Vietnam People's Army Air Force.

Vietnamese No. 7430 Meritorious Machine, 149 dispatches during combat service

The Soviets are mainly The aid to the Mi-24A and the coach Mi-24U to Vietnam, the number may be about 7 to 12, the Vietnamese Air Force used this aircraft to form its first armed helicopter squadron on November 1, 1980: 916 regiment The 304 squadron, and after three years, put it into the Cambodian battlefield for the reclamation of the Khmer Rouge. Beginning in October 1984, the Vietnam Army’s Mi-24 began to enter the Cambodian battlefield. On November 28, it participated in the ground attack for the first time. Later, in 1985, it cooperated with the armed group UH-1H and the 918 regiment of the 917 regiment. The 26 transport aircraft (which the Vietnamese used to convert into bombers) made a large-scale attack on the Khmer Rouge, and it was not until 1987 that the combat operations in Cambodia ended.

The Vietnam Army Mi-24A mounts 9M17M/P missiles and rocket launchers in combat

Compared with the Mi-24 of other countries, the Mi-24 of the Vietnamese People's Army is very unique in terms of weapon use. On the Cambodian battlefield, it is not based on the Soviet S-series aerial rockets, which were Vietnamese. There are a lot of Hydra 70mm rockets left by the US military in the warehouse, so instead of waiting for the rockets from the Soviet Union, it is better to take them locally. However, Vietnamese ground technicians did not use the US military's standard rocket to launch the nest, but creatively used multiple US U-17 reconnaissance rocket launch tubes (U-17 used to fire the smoke as an artillery and air fire target). The welding is bundled together and the earthen Hyundai rocket launching nest is used for the Mi-24A, which is considered to be very Vietnamese.

Vietnamese Mi-24A Using the earthy Hydra rocket to launch the nest

It can be said that the 9M17 missile and the Mi-24A gunship are also representative of the short-lived aviation anti-armor force of the Vietnamese People’s Army. The military equipped the duiker light-armed helicopters a little more than a few nights later, so the Vietnamese were so arrogant in the 1980s, mainly because there were really some good things in their hands. However, with the disintegration of the Soviet Union, these weapons quickly lost their support. The current Vietnam People’s Army air defense air force has no dedicated armed helicopters. The Mi-24s of the 916 regiment have long been sealed and not flying.