The BGM-71C I-TOW is an American SACLOS-guided anti-tank missile. It was introduced in Update 1.73 "Vive la France".
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Vehicles equipped with this weapon|
|Attack helicopters||A-129 International (p) · A129CBT|
|AH-1F · Tzefa D/E · Tzefa B · ▅AH-1E · AH-1S|
|Utility helicopters||A.109EOA-2 · BO 105 CB-2 · Lynx AH.Mk.1 · UH-1C · UH-1C XM-30|
|Light tanks||Begleitpanzer 57 (Modification)|
|Tank destroyers||M113A1 (TOW) (Modification) · ␗M113A1 (TOW) (Modification) · M901|
|Maximum speed||296 m/s|
|Missile guidance time||25 secs|
|Firing range||3.75 km|
|Explosive mass||2.72 kg TNTeq|
|Armour penetration||630 mm|
The HEAT warhead does its signature straight line of damage upon penetration, with slight and unreliable spalling damage from the 6 pounds of TNT equivalent against armour. Lightly-armoured vehicles such as the BMPs will be annihilated by the overpressure damage.
Comparison with analogues
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Usage in battles
Helicopters can readily use this missile against tanks with excellent results and nearly guaranteed penetration of ground targets.
Ground vehicles such as the M901 are limited more by the design of the vehicle than the round it fires unless in a perfect hull down position.
Pros and cons
- Long range and nimble missile for tanks
- Excellent penetration even at odd angles (315 mm at 60 degrees)
- Decent post-penetration effects for a HEAT warhead
- Excellent tracking for manoeuvring ground targets
- Ground vehicles can readily shoot down hovering helicopters
- For helicopters, the nose must be continuously facing the target
- Negligible usage against air targets in helicopters
- Will be within SPAA range before it gets in range, use the terrain to stay under the radar
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