antitank guided missile


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antitank guided missile

[¦an·tē¦taŋk ‚gīd·əd ′mis·əl]
(ordnance)
An antitank missile whose flight path is controlled by a combination of optical sighting and command signals from an automatic computer through multiple wire command links; it may also contain an infrared homing device for final range correction; it is designed to be launched from any type of vehicle or ground emplacement; this definition excludes items whose trajectory cannot be altered in flight.
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