Russia deployed its newest tank destroyers to Belarus
Jan 28, 2022 By Dylan Malyasov
The modified vehicles, which were the anti-tank missile carrier variant of the BMP-3, were spotted in Gomel, on trains moving Russian troops and artillery to the country for a potential attack on Ukraine.
The new anti-tank missile carrier is called 9P162 Kornet-T and is designed to use against modern main battle tanks (MBTs), armored personal carriers (APCs), bunkers, cannons and artillery systems.
The anti-tank system is based on the BMP-3 infantry fighting vehicle chassis.
The Kornet-T is fitted with an automatic loader. A total of 16 Kornet missiles are carried by the vehicle. 12 missiles are stored in the autoloader and 4 more are stored inside the hull. This missile carrier has two launchers. Both missiles can be launched against the same target. Vehicle can also engage two targets simultaneously.
During movement, both launchers are retracted inside the hull.