Javelin Top-Down Strike On Russian Tank Recorded In Thermal

Footage recorded by a Ukrainian drone's thermal camera captures an incident in which a Russian tank is hit and destroyed by an FGM-148 "Javelin" missile indicated by its infamous top-down attack method.


Interestingly, the missile's thermal signature can be seen throughout its flight to the target. The missile was designed to strike from the top where the vehicle's armor is the weakest.


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Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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Footage recorded by a Ukrainian drone's thermal camera captures an incident in which a Russian tank is hit and destroyed by an FGM-148 "Javelin" missile indicated by its infamous top-down attack method.


Interestingly, the missile's thermal signature can be seen throughout its flight to the target. The missile was designed to strike from the top where the vehicle's armor is the weakest.


About the Author

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Will Killmore

Will Killmore is a US Army combat infantry veteran and Purple Heart recipient. He has deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade. Following his time in service, he successfully pursued a certificate of journalism and has been a blogger for Funker530 since 2014. Follow Will’s bad takes on Twitter

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