Youve heard a lot about Javelins for sure, weve all been bombarded with pro-Javelin propaganda.
But have you sat and wondered how such a missile system would work in an urban environment, which is where a majority of combat is taking place in the Ukraine?
If you havent thought about that, then youve probably never seen a video of the way one of these missiles works.
The fire-and-forget guidance system is definitely cool no one could disagree with that.
But the amount of airspace needed for a missile of a size that is capable of taking out a tank to get off the ground and begin the homing process makes it obviously impossible to use anywhere other than an open area. I have no idea why the US military would even tell the Ukrainians to use these in urban environments.
Frankly, they would be better off using old-fashioned RPGs.
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