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Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile weapon system
 
 
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Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile weapon system technical data sheet specifications description pictures information intelligence photos images video identification Pakistan Pakistani army defence industry military technology
 
Description
Baktar Shikan is a second-generation of anti-tank missile weapon system which pursues the principle of optical aiming, IR tracking, remotely controlled and wire transmitted guidance signals. This anti-tank weapon system is designed and manufactured in Pakistan at the Institute of Industrial Control Systems. The Baktar Shikan is a variant of the Chinese-made HJ-8 anti-tank weapon system that has been manufactured under license by Pakistan since the late 1990s and had a successful first test in July 1997. Its long range, penetration power and a powerful anti-jamming capability form a potent defence against armored targets. Some Baktar Shika missiles were handed over to the Bosnian Muslim forces against Serbia Army in the early 1990s. The combat results showed that the missile had no difficulty in penetrating the front armour of the Serbia’s M-84 main battle tank.
 
Main Variants
The Baktar Shikan launcher unit can also be mounted on Cobra attack helicopters and Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs).
Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile weapon system technical data sheet specifications description pictures information intelligence photos images video identification Pakistan Pakistani army defence industry military technology The Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile weapon system can be mounted on light tactical vehicle.
 
Technical Data
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Launcher system
The Baktar Shikan anti-tank weapon system can quickly is composed four sub-units, encased missile, tripod, goniometer and control box each weighing not more than 25 kg thus making the system man-portable. In the man-portable version, the missile launcher tube and fire-control sight mechanism are supported by a tripod. An optional laser aiming device is also being developed and produced to increase accuracy at longer ranges.
Missile
The missile of the Baktar Shikan anti-tank weapon system can used two types of warhead, the standard and the tandem warhead. Tandem warhead is effective against most of the explosive reactive and spaced armors presently being used. Addition of a smaller warhead ensures destruction of protective Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA) and thus effective penetration of armor of the tank by main warhead.
 
Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile weapon system technical data sheet specifications description pictures information intelligence photos images video identification Pakistan Pakistani army defence industry military technology Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile with Tandem Warhead
Operations
The Baktar Shikan anti-tank weapon system aims the target through the Goniometer sight, all that the firer has to do is to press the firing trigger and keep the cross hair on the target. The rest is done by the system itself, which automatically guides the missile to fly along the line of sight till it hits the target. The missile has a short, round body with a half-ball nose and foldable stabilising fins at missile’s tail. The missile has a maximum range of 3,000 m. The missile can penetrate armours of 500 mm with standard warhead, while the tandem warheads are claimed to be able of penetrating armours of over 600 mm.
Combat use
The Baktar Shikan anti-tank weapon system is designed primarily to engage tanks and armoured vehicles in all-weather conditions, day/night. It is a command to line of sight, semi-active homing, wire-guided missile launched from a tube launcher. The Baktar Shikan missile can be fired by infantrymen using a tripod, as well as from vehicles and helicopter. The Baktar Shikan man-packed variant has to be operated by two men and is actually to heavy to be carried by soldiers over a long distance.
 
Specifications
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Type
Anti-tank guided missile
Country users
Bangladesh, Malaysia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Syria,
Designer Country
Pakistan
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Accessories
Laser aiming device, IR Goniometer
Crew
2 - 3 soldiers
Missile Weight
11.2 kg
Launcher Weight
25 kg
Armour penetration
- 500 mm standard warhead
- 600 mm tandem warhead
Firing Range
3,000 m
Warhead
Standard and Tandem warheads
 
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Baktar Shikan anti-tank guided missile weapon system technical data sheet specifications description pictures information intelligence photos images video identification Pakistan Pakistani army defence industry military technology
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