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  • Fighters used wire-guided antitank missiles to destroy heavily fortified concrete pillboxes at Israeli and South Lebanon Army positions.

    A Privilege to Die

  • The Shkval was designed to give Soviet subs with less capable sonar the ability to kill U.S. submarines before U.S. wire-guided anti-sub torpedoes could reach their target.

    Obama’s new policy on nukes: I guess he wants to earn that Nobel ex post facto

  • He qualified Expert in everything from bayonets to Dragons (wire-guided missiles).

    Mark M. Hancock biography

  • Of course the 300-ship Navy could still, in the words of Robert O. Work, vice president for strategic studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessment, in Washington, “pound the snot” out of primitive challengers like Iraq, Iran, and North Korea, because the precision revolution in weaponry enabled, for instance, a single wire-guided missile from a U.S. destroyer to accomplish what in Vietnam had required wave after wave of carrier-based planes.

    America’s Elegant Decline

  • The vehicle-mounted TOW (tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missile), which is the main antitank surface weapon, leaves the "gunner hanging out to fry," as one old sergeant explained.

    'We'll Win, But...'

  • Hezbolla have even been pressing into service Russian-made "Sagger" wire-guided missiles – which caused such great slaughter of Israeli tanks during the Yom Kippur war – and even captured (or purchased) US TOW missiles.

    The wrong kind of war

  • Potent infantry-borne anti-armor weapons have plagued the Israelis since the 1973 Ramadan War, when Russian-made wire-guided Sagger missiles were fired in barrages at Israeli tanks by Egyptian forces crossing the Suez Canal.

    26 « April « 2008 « Niqnaq

  • He qualified Expert in everything from bayonets to Dragons wire-guided missiles.

    Archive 2007-12-01

  • These wire-guided Russian antitank weapons had reached the militia six months earlier, via ship, from Iran.

    The Secret War with Iran

  • A $10,000 wire-guided missile fired from a Toyota pickup can take out a $30 million plane and its crew–as can a 50-year old 12.7mm machine gun mounted in the same pickup.

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