Place of origin Belarus
Production history
Designer CJSC "SRPC"
JSC "Peleng" — Guidance device
"Luch" Design Bureau — Anti-tank missile
Designed 2010
Manufacturer CJSC "SRPC"
Produced 2010 — present

The Shershen (Russian: Шершень; English: Hornet) is a Belarusian third generation anti-tank guided missile (ATGM), designed to defeat modern armored vehicles, protected objects (such as bunkers, pillboxes, earth-and-timber emplacements) and low-speed low-altitude targets (helicopters, UAVs). Being a logical extension of the ATGM "Skif", "Shershen" beats it in technologies level, as well as implements engineering solutions that are unique among the others.


The "Shershen" base version consists of a tripod, a universal combat module, an anti-tank guided missile, a guidance device (PN-S) and a remote control, which allows the control of the unit from up to 100 m (with a wire channel) and up to 300 m (with radio). The two-man crew's combat task is to assemble "Shershen", find the target and launch. The pre-launch procedures, which include missile installation, PN-S connection and unit switch-on, take less than 2 minutes to complete. Once the missile is fired, the operator controls the "Shershen" and corrects the aim, if necessary, using the joystick on the remote control.

All modern armored targets can be destroyed, irrespective of where the missile hits them, using the РК-2 (cal. 130 mm) and Б-2М (cal. 152 mm) guided missiles. The Р-2В missile (can be used with "Shershen-Q" and unificated with ATGM "Barier-B" ) extends the maximum range to 7,500m. The ability to use different types of missiles without any system modification, in addition to a wide spectrum of targets makes it possible to consider this system not only as an ATGM, but as a mobile defence-assault fire system for infantry support up to battalion level.


Common information
Number of firing channels 1 - "Shershen"
2 - "Shershen-D"
4 - "Shershen-Q"
Ammunition РК-2 missile, cal. 130 mm.
Б-2М missile, cal. 152 mm.
Р-2В missile
Maximum firing range
- moving target 5,000 m.
- stationary target 5,500 m.
- for Р-2В missile 7,500 m.
Missile flight time to maximum range 24 s. (for РК-2 and Б-2М missiles)
Warhead tandem, hollow charge
high-explosive fragmentation
thermobaric (optional)
Armor penetration behind ERA (angle of incidence is 60°)
- for cal. 130 mm. not less than 800 mm.
- for cal. 152 mm. not less than 1,100 mm.
Aiming TV channel detection (identification) range of the target
- at daytime, with the meteorological visibility up to 25 km. not less than 6.5 km.
- at nighttime, using thermal-imaging camera not less than 6 (4.5) km. respectively
Missile guidance during flight SACLOS laser beam riding
Universal combat module rotation angles
- horizontal ±85°
- vertical -5° ... +25°
Conditions of usage
External operating temperature from –30°С up to +65°С
Low atmospheric pressure 60 kPa (450 mm. of the mercury column)
Relative air humidity up to 98%
Direct optical visibility of the target:
on terrain with an altitude of up to 3000 m above sea level with any type of relief, soil and cover;
in conditions of active and passive radio-jamming as well as optical jamming;
in unfavorable meteorological conditions (fog, gauze, blaze, dust, 20 m/s wind blasts).
ATM in container 29.5 kg. for РК-2 missile
39 kg. for Б2-М missile
Guidance device 16 kg.
Remote control unit 12 kg.
Portable launching device
- one-channel, set on the ground 28 kg.
- two-channels, set on the ground 59 kg.
- two-channels, mounted on a vehicle 42 kg.
- four-channels, mounted on a vehicle 65 kg.
Connection cable on a spool
- 50 m. length 3 kg.
- 100 m. length 5.5 kg.


See also

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