The Javelin missile was designed in the late 1980s and early '90s to be the standard U.S. medium-range anti-tank missile. Javelin was meant to replace the awful Cold War-era Dragon anti-tank missile, which was heavy, unreliable and generally despised by American troops. Javelin, on the other hand, has been a tremendous success and is one of the most widely used anti-tank missiles of the post-Cold War era.I've seen the idea questioned whether missiles exist. First off I think a giveaway that this missile is faked is the name they give it, Javelin. Just sounds laughable. After reading this article I have to question the above picture from the article because it looks manipulated and taking a picture of a missile launching at the speed they tell us doesn't seem feasible. This missile just happens to fire up to a range of 2,733 masonic miles too, LOL! Also the video below from the article looks like CGI is involved with the missile not the army personnel doing the firing of the missile. I can also see where these guys are firing some sort of prop projectile but not a missile and CGI is being added.
Javelin is a two-part system comprised of a reusable Command Launch Unit (CLU) and disposable missile canister. The CLU attaches to the missile canister and provides a 4x day viewer and a magnified thermal imager. Once the gunner identifies an enemy tank, the gunner locks onto the target and launches the missile. The missile can hit tanks, armored vehicles, fortifications, and even helicopters at ranges of up to 2,733 yards.
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