Military Bulletin 01/2016 – Russia’s anti-tank multicopter concept.
Russia has revealed a new concept in anti-tank warfare, using a multicopter unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
The multicopter can be seen here carrying a probable RPG-26 Aglen light anti-tank weapon. In this instance, it has been positioned for a vertical shot, aiming for the top cover of an armoured vehicle.
The concept was demonstrated in a video at the Russian Armed Forces Robotics conference, near Moscow. It was demonstrated engaging a number of simulated armoured targets. Although a number of firings were shown, it is only a one-shot solution and obviously needs to land after each firing to be reloaded.
The RPG-26 fires the 72.5mm armed with a HEAT warhead. It has an effective range of 250m and can penetrate 400mm of rolled homogenous armour. It is naturally still undergoing testing.
Post copyrighted to Harvey Black
Very scary what can be done.