Can Stingers be used against ground targets?

Can Stingers be used against ground targets?

The FIM-92 Stinger is a man-portable air-defense system (MANPADS) that operates as an infrared homing surface-to-air missile (SAM). It can be adapted to fire from a wide variety of ground vehicles and helicopters (Air to Air Stinger).

Is Stinger missile fire and forget?

It is a “fire-and-forget” weapon, meaning it requires no input from the gunner once it’s fired. This allows them to take cover, move to another position or engage a new target.

How effective are Stinger missiles?

According to reports, at least 280 Russian armoured vehicles have been destroyed with the American Javelin missile, out of 300 shots fired. Stinger missiles is a 93 per cent kill rate.

How far can a Stinger missile go?

The development introduces new possibilities for both the Stinger and the launcher, given that when firing the Javelin the LWCLU actually doubles the range from 2.5km to 4.5km and increases ground mobility restraints for soldiers because it is 30 percent lighter than its predecessor.

What is the best anti tank weapon?

Currently the FGM-148 Javelin is one of the most advanced man-portable anti-tank guide missile system in the world. It can destroyed any current main battle tank. It can also target low flying helicopters. Only some existing anti-tank missiles, such as Israeli Spike can compare with the Javelin.

What does FIM stand for Stinger?

In 1971, the U.S. Army selected Redeye II for development as the future MANPADS, and assigned the designation FIM-92. In March 1972, the Redeye II was renamed as Stinger.

How far can a Stinger shoot?

4 – 8 km
Man-portable air defense missile system

Country of origin United States
Warhead weight 3 kg
Warhead type High explosive annular blast fragmentation
Range of fire (depending on the version) 4 – 8 km
Altitude of fire (depending on the version) 3.5 – 3.8 km

What can Stingers shoot down?

They are considered anti-aircraft, surface-to-air missiles shot right off the shoulder and they’re heat-seeking. So a combatant just aims, fires and forgets it while the missile seeks out its target. The high-speed Stingers are very accurate and are used to shoot down helicopters and other aircraft.