There are a variety of rocket launchers capable of destroying a heavily armored combat vehicle for a reasonable price.
The Javelin is a manportable fire-and-forget infantry anti-tank munition designed to penetrate the armor of today's heavily armored Main Battle Tanks. The Javelin has replaced the Dragon system in US Army and Marine Corps service.
The Stinger is a man-portable, shoulder-fired anti-aircraft guided missile system designed to defeat low-altitude air targets. The system is a fire-and-forget missile with a passive infrared seeker and IFF (Identification-Friend-or-Foe) system. The latest versions have improved range, maneuverability and significant countermeasures immunity.
The Igla (in English: Needle) is a Russian, man-portable infrared homing surface-to-air missile weapon. This weapon is designated as "SA-18" in the US and its NATO reporting name is "Grouse". The Igla uses 9M39 missiles. This weapon is highly valued for its resistance to countermeasures. Because of its easy availability on the black market it has often been used in terrorist attacks on civilian aircraft over last 30 years, mostly in Africa.
The M136 is the successor of the M72 LAW in US Army service. The M136 is a recoilless weapon used primarily by infantry to defeat light armor. The 84mm High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead provides high penetration capability and lethal after-armor effects.
The M47 Dragon is an older American shoulder-fired, man-portable anti-tank missile system, replaced by FGM-148 Javelin some time ago. M47 used a wire-guidance system in concert with a high explosive anti-tank warhead, which can penetrate armor of earlier Soviet main battle tanks.
MAAWS Carl Gustav
The Carl Gustav (US designation MAAWS) is the common name for the 84mm man-portable multi-role recoilless rifle. This weapon was introduced in 1948 and for that time, it has greatly superior accuracy at longer ranges compared to similar anti-tank weapons. All other weapons of that era are long out of service, MAAWS is still used by many armies.
The RPG-7 is a recoilless, shoulder-fired, muzzle-loaded, reloadable anti-tank grenade launcher. The RPG-7V model can be fitted with a telescopic sight and both infrared and passive night sights. It can also fire the powerful PG-7VR 105mm tandem HEAT rocket grenade.
The RPG-18 Mukha (in English: Fly) is a short-range, disposable, light weight anti-tank rocket launcher made in Russia. The RPG-18 fires a 64 mm warhead mounted on small rocket with an effective range of 200 m. This weapon is able to penetrate up to 375mm of conventional armor and is not reloadable.
The 9K32 Strela-2 (NATO name SA-7 Grail) is a man-portable, shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile (SAM) with passive infrared homing guidance, similar to the US Army Stinger. The 9K32 is a tail-chase missile dependent on the operator's ability to lock it onto the heat source of low-flying jets and helicopters.
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