How do FGM-148 Javelin operators confirm the kill, if they’re supposed to “scoot” after shooting?

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How do FGM-148 Javelin operators confirm the kill, if they’re supposed to “scoot” after shooting?

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The smoke trail of a missile is more easily visible. So the operators want to scoot fast as fuck so a tank doesn’t just drop an anti personnel type shell on them (there are usually more than one in a group after all, so good chance of one of the them spotting them).

Meanwhile a spotter may be concealed at a different angle from where the javelin team were, just observing. It’s much easier to hide a periscope sticking up behind a rock or berm or a scope sticking through a bush. Especially when the javelin teams direction will attract all the attention.

Anonymous 0 Comments

Lately, by the T-72 turret majestically sailing over the sunset followed by a pillar of oily smoke. However, the textbook case is just somebody else watching (or a drone). AT missile crews aren’t alone – they need to hurry and fuck off from the dust cloud their launch made before they are shot at, but the rifle squad 250m to their side can stay.

Of course, if immediate confirmation is not needed, they can just wait until the enemies leave and see if they left behind a smoldering wreck.