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Britain is about to deliver a series of armored vehicles ‘shock soldiers’ to Ukraine

“The combination of the Alvis Stormer armored vehicle and the Starstreak air defense missile, the Stormer HVM, will further enhance the combat capabilities of the Ukrainian army,” said Colonel Richard Kemp, former British commander in the field. Afghanistan commented.

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Stormer HVM. Photo: Military Today

The Stormer HVM ‘shock soldier’ ​​is an armored vehicle fitted with an air defense system built by Alvis Vickers Defense Group, now BAE Systems Land & Armaments, and has been in service with the British Army since 1997. has a volume of 13.5 tons; 5.6m long; 2.8m wide; 3.4m high. The crew operated 3 people, including the driver, the driver and the gunner to control the Starstreak anti-aircraft missile.

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The Stormer HVM fires a Starstreak missile. Photo: Military Today

The vehicle is equipped with a Perkins T6 3544 engine with a capacity of 250 horsepower, so the Stormer HVM can travel at a speed of 80 km / h on flat terrain, with a range of up to 600 km.

The strength of the Stormer HVM lies in the Starstreak anti-aircraft missile, with a launcher installed at the rear of the vehicle with a maximum base of 20. Starstreak has a weight of 14kg; 1.39m in length; The wing is located near the tail of the rocket with a diameter of 0.27m.

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Starstreak rocket. Photo: Military Wiki

The warhead of the Starstreak missile contains 3 darts made of tungsten alloy, each weighing 0.9kg containing the control chip, explosives… After being launched, the darts will use the kinetic energy gained during the flight. fly to jump at the target and then explode. Starstreak’s maximum speed when flying reaches Mach 3.5, which is nearly 1.2 km/s; Maximum range is 5.5km.

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Starstreak comparison table with some other types of anti-aircraft missiles

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