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The MIM146 missile (the launch tube, missile with fins folded, and deployed missile are shown; scale is approximate)

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Vehicles equipped with this weapon

General info

In-game stats
  • Caliber: 152 mm
  • Guidance system type: Semi-automatic (SACLOS)
  • Explosive type: Composition B
  • Explosive mass: 6 kg
  • Arming distance: 300 m
  • Trigger radius: 6 m
Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
MIM146 ATGM 900 900 900 900 900 900
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
Fuse sensitivity
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
0% 50% 100%
MIM146 ATGM 1,027 10,000 51 0 0.1 7,860 80° 82° 90°
Other stats
  • Length: 2.05 m
  • Ceiling: 7 km
  • Propulsion: Hercules low-smoke solid-fuel rocket
  • Guidance: Digitally coded laser beam-riding

Effective damage

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Comparison with analogues

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Usage in battles

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Pros and cons

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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.[1]

The ADATS firing a MIM-146 missile during US testings.

In 1986, the Canadian Forces accepted the missile as part of their LLAD program.[1][2] The first deliveries begun in 1988 with a total of 36 ADATS weapons procured by 1994.[1][3][4] The ADATS would serve in the Canadian military until 31 March 2011.[2]

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.[1] To fill in their role, the Bradley Stinger Fighting Vehicle was obtained, mounting FIM-92 Stinger missiles as their primary anti-aircraft weapon.[1][3]

Another user of the ADATS missile is the Royal Thai Air Force, who have linked them to their Skyguard fire control radar system[4]



See also

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External links

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Parsch 2002
  2. 2.0 2.1 Rheinmetall Canada Inc. "History"
  3. 3.0 3.1 Pike and Sherman 1999
  4. 4.0 4.1 Army Technology. "ADATS Short Range Air Defence System"
  • Army Technology. "ADATS Short Range Air Defence System." Army Technology, Verdict Media Limited, Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021.
  • Parsch, Andreas. "MIM-146." Directory of U.S. Military Rockets and Missiles, Designation-Systems.Net, 05 Nov. 2002, Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021.
  • 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.
  • Rheinmetall Canada Inc. "History." Rheinmetall Canada Inc., Website. Accessed 21 Mar. 2021.

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