The MIM146 is an American beam-riding surface-to-air missile. It was introduced in Update 1.89 "Imperial Navy".
Vehicles equipped with this weapon
|Maximum speed||1027 m/s|
|Maximum overload||20 G|
|Firing range||10 km|
|Missile guidance time||22 secs|
|Explosive mass||7.86 kg TNTeq|
|Fuze Sensitivity||0.1 mm|
|Arming distance||300 m|
|Trigger radius||6 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
|Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)|
|10 m||100 m||500 m||1,000 m||1,500 m||2,000 m|
|Ammunition|| Type of
| Fuse delay
| Fuse sensitivity
| Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
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Usage in battles
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In the 1970s, the Swiss company Oerlikon-Bührle company researched into the viability of a low-cost anti-aircraft missile that can also act in an anti-tank role. Designated under ADATS, Oerlikon partnered with the American company Martin Marietta in 1979 for the missile program. The first missile firing was conducted in June 1981.
In 1986, the Canadian Forces accepted the missile as part of their LLAD program. The first deliveries begun in 1988 with a total of 36 ADATS weapons procured by 1994. The ADATS would serve in the Canadian military until 31 March 2011.
In the United States, as the M247 DIVAD vehicle was cancelled in 1985, the search was still on for a FAAD (Forward-Area Air Defense) weapon to replace aging equipment such as the MIM-72 Chaparral. In 1989, the ADATS was evaluated as a LOS-F-H air defense system, with the missiles designated the MIM146. However, the MIM146 was found to have low reliability during testing of the equipment in combat conditions, and so the ADATS procurement was cancelled in 1992. To fill in their role, the Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle was obtained, mounting FIM-92 Stinger missiles as their primary anti-aircraft weapon.
Another user of the ADATS missile is the Royal Thai Air Force, who have linked them to their Skyguard fire control radar system
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- Army Technology. "ADATS Short Range Air Defence System." Army Technology, Verdict Media Limited, Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021 (Archive).
- Parsch, Andreas. "MIM-146." Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles, Designation-Systems.Net, 05 Nov. 2002, Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021 (Archive).
- Pike, John; Sherman, Robert. "Air Defense Anti-Tank System [ADATS]." Federation of American Scientists - Military Analysis Network, 02 Jul. 1999, Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021 (Archive).
- Rheinmetall Canada Inc. "History." Rheinmetall Canada Inc., Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021 (Archive).