|Place of origin||Belarus|
JSC "Peleng" — Guidance device
"Luch" Design Bureau — Anti-tank missile
|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.
|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.
|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|
|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|
|- vertical||-5° ... +25°|
|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.|
- "Shershen" — base version.
- "Shershen-L" — light version (maximum range up to 2.5 km.)
- "Shershen-D" — version with two firing channels.
- "Shershen-Q" — version with two firing channels and auto lifting system (or without auto lift) for installation on a vehicle.
- ATGM "Shershen" on position
- ATGM "Shershen-D
- ATGM "Shershen-Q"
- ATGM "Shershen" remote control
- ATGM "Shershen" in hot conditions
- ATGM "Shershen" on the protection of the coastline
- ATGM "Shershen" production site
- ATGM "Shershen-DM" on Streit Group Spartan APC
- "ATGM "Shershen" video presentation" on YouTube
- "ATGM "Shershen" launches" on YouTube
- "ATGM "Shershen" (Updated "Skif") on TV" on YouTube
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- ATGM "Shershen" in blogs