In a news bulletin, a Ukrainian news agency reported that its anti-tank missile system ATGM Stugna-P struck a military transport truck of Russian separatists. It also uploaded a video of the hit on YouTube.
The video shows Ukrainian volunteer Oleksandr Karpyuk showing the moment when the military transport truck allegedly ferrying Russian separatists was struck by the anti-tank missile.
From the video it is not clear as to the date when this incident occurred. The Ukrainian media also did not elaborate on it.
According to Oleksandr Karpyuk, the Ukrainian military hit the pro-Russian target at a distance of 5.6 km.
“Javelins are not the only ones. Meet Stugna-P (Ukrainian anti-tank missile system). In the video, two objects are worth noting, Stugna-P and the Ural truck” said Oleksandr Karpyuk while adding, “When the Russian Federation still decides to roll out its iron on the horizon, its meeting will be enchanting.”
About the Stugna-P ATGM
The Stugna-P is a Ukrainian anti-tank missile system developed by produced by state-owned Luch. Its characteristics allow it to successfully target armored vehicles, including tanks.
A Ukrainian source boasts that Stugna-P can successfully hit the most modern of armored vehicles, even those that are equipped with active anti-tank protection.
The Stugna-P can launch 130mm and 152mm missiles, the most common of which are the RK-2S, RK-2OF, RK-2M-K, and RK-2M-OF guided missiles. These can be equipped with various warheads including thermobaric, tandem cumulative, or high-explosive fragmentation.
While the Stugna-P has a laser beam guidance system, but unlike more modern anti-tank missile systems, it is semi-automatic.
The Stugna-P is equipped with remote control and video guidance systems, providing the operator an added safety.
The anti-tank version is equipped with a launcher and a tripod, a missile container, a device for semi-automatic laser guidance, as well as a remote control.