Ukrainians are walking like a storm. Another “military gold” fell into their hands

The offensive led by Ukrainians in the east of the country is bringing surprising results. Soldiers liberate more areas, and in places where the Russians were previously stationed, they find various, valuable loot. One of them is the guided missiles of the “Reflex-M” complex, discovered in a warehouse of the Russian occupation forces in the Kharkiv region.

The Armed Forces of Ukraine have recently acquired a lot of valuable Russian military equipment. Among the more interesting examples are, among others drone Orlan-10 with full hardware documentation, or anti-tank mine PTKM-1R – weapons that Russia revealed to the world in 2021. The missiles of the “Reflex-M” complex should be added to the group of these trophies.

A valuable trophy in the hands of the Ukrainians

As reported by the Militarnyj service, the missiles found are weapons used by the Russian 9K119 Refleks anti-tank guided missile system (in the NATO AT-11 Sniper code), mounted in the T-80, T-90 tanks, and sometimes also in the T-84. The system allows the destruction of enemy tanks and other armored vehicles, as well as shooting at small targets on the battlefield and low-flying aerial targets.

The 9M119M “Invar” and 9M119M1 “Invar-M” missiles were in the Russian warehouse in the Kharkiv region. The first one was introduced into service in 1992, and the second one at the end of the 1990s. The shells are fired from a 125 mm gun, weigh 17.2 kg and are approximately 70 cm long. They are equipped with special, retractable fins that help guide them to the target. Maximum range of these missiles is 5 km at a speed of 350 meters per second.

The Military History website reports that the shells allow tanks to hit targets from twice the distance of the conventional 125mm shells. Additionally, the tandem warhead used in them can penetrate armor up to 900 mm thick. This is not the first time that the Ukrainians have found the 9M119M “Invar” and 9M119M1 “Invar-M” missiles. As before, and now they will be used by the Ukrainian army to repel the attacks of the Russian occupier.

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Karolina Modzelewska, journalist of Wirtualna Polska

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