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Sunday, April 10, 2011

More details about the anti-tank missile used on Thursday

Here are some more details from the IDF about the anti-tank missile that was shot at an Israeli school bus on Thursday (that's the front of the bus in the picture).

The missile was a 9M133 Kornet rocket.

During the day, it uses optical and CCD sighting mechanism.

During the night it uses thermal imaging.

It's laser guided; once shot, it always hits its target.

It has a range of 5.5 kilometers, and a payload of 5-10 kilo of high energy explosives.

It takes weeks of training to use it.

They are made in Russia...and are the most deadly penetrative weapon in the region, capable of going through a meter of steel.

And yes, the IDF says that the 'Palestinians' knew it was a school bus. They were hoping it was full.

By the way, at a 'press conference' about the 'aggression on Gaza,' Hamas tried to suggest that the bus was actually a disguised tank.
Al-Qassam Brigades' operations during the last Forty-Eight hours:

First: Targeting a bus was traveling between the Zionist military sites on the strip border, east of Gaza City, at around three o'clock on Thursday, 07.04.2011, ‚Äč‚Äčnear the so-called "Kfar Saad," the bus was passing in the way of tanks and artillery.
But the IDF says that the bus was clearly labeled (you can see the picture above yourself and decide for yourself whether there's any way that bus could have been mistaken for a tank. I don't think so).

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3 Comments:

At 6:21 AM, Blogger What is "Occupation" said...

I know I am a dreamer...

But would it not be funnier than anything if Israel grew some balls and actually PUNISHED Hamas by hitting them really, really hard...

all this tit for tat nonsense is bullcrap.

Hamas shoots 24 grads and 50 rockets and all we get is limited?

Take out the gaza strip's power station.

Do something actually painful

 
At 6:38 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

They wanted to kill Jews. Saying it was a "mistake" doesn't change the fact Hamas hoped to perpetrate a massacre.

And they still don't understand why targeting a schoolbus was wrong, period.

 
At 6:47 AM, Blogger Ashan said...

"Hamas tried to suggest that the bus was actually a disguised tank."

Never heard of a bright yellow tank.

Truly ludicrous excuse.

 

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