laatste update:zaterdag 19 januari 2008
|M47 Dragon |
- Kaliber: 120 mm.
- patrooncapaciteit: 1
- Lengte: 1155 mm
- Gewicht: 12.39 kg
|Warhead||High Explosive Anti-tank|
|Warhead diameter:||ca 140 mm|
|Launch unit weight:||6.9 kg|
|Launching Platforms||Manpack (crew of 2)|
|Missile weight:||10.07 kg|
|Warhead weight||5.4 kg|
|Missile length:||852 mm|
|Max. effective range:||1000-1500 meters|
|Range||75 meters (minimum)|
|Max. velocity:||ca 200 m/sec|
|Penetration of armor:||400+ / 500 mm|
|Manufacturer:||McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, USA|
|US Military Weapons: M-47 Dragon |
|M-47 Dragon |
Unofficial names/slang: n/a
Function: Anti-armor weapon system
Date deployed: unavailable
Contractor: McDonnell Douglas Aerospace and Missile Systems and Raytheon
Unit cost: $13,000 (standard), $51,000 (w/ night tracker system)
Length (Launcher): 45.4"
Length (Missile): 33.3"
Weight at launch: 33.9 lbs (standard), 48.7 lbs (w/ night tracker system)
Guidance: Visual or thermal (night)
Range: approx. 3280 ft. (1000m)
Engine: Solid fuel rocket
Warhead: 25.29 lb HEAT (High Explosive Anti Tank)
|Mission: Primary: To engage and destroy armor and light armored vehicles. Secondary: defeat hard targets such as bunkers and field fortifications. |
Features: The warhead power of Dragon makes it possible for a single Marine or soldier to defeat armored vehicles, fortified bunkers, concrete gun emplacements, or other hard targets. The launcher consists of a smoothbore fiberglass tube, breech/gas generator, tracker and support, bipod, battery, sling, and forward and aft shock absorbers. Non-integral day and night sights are required to utilize the Dragon. The complete system consists of the launcher, the tracker and the missile, which is installed in the launcher during final assembly and received by the military in a ready to fire condition. The launch tube serves as the storage and carrying case for the missile. The night tracker operates in the thermal energy range.
Background: The first-generation Dragon, a 1000-meter system requiring 11.2 seconds flight-to-target time, was developed for the US Army and fielded in 1970. A product improvement program (PIP) was initiated by the Marine Corps in 1985 and managed by NSWC Dahlgren. The PIP, designated Dragon II, was designed to increase warhead penetration effectiveness by 85%. The Dragon II missile is actually a retrofit of warheads to the first generation missiles already in the Marine Corps inventory.