Alcotán-100

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Alcotán-100
Alcotán 100.JPG
Type Anti-tank
Place of origin Spain
Service history
Used by See Users
Production history
Manufacturer Instalaza SA
Produced since 1998
Specifications
Maximum firing range 600 meters

Alcotán-100 is a recoilless, one-man portable, single-use anti-tank rocket launcher used by infantry, manufactured by Instalaza.[1] It is in service with the Spanish Military, where it is gradually replacing the C-90.

History[edit]

Production of the Alcotán-100 began in 1998.[2]

Description[edit]

The Alcotán-100 fires a 3.94-inch (100mm) caliber HEAT charge, in addition to HE/FRAG and HEDP (dual-purpose) rounds, and the weapon can be fired from confined spaces. The weapon also has a laser range finder and a ballistic computer; this firing control unit must be turned on before the weapon can be operated.[2]

VOSEL Fire System[edit]

The VOSEL fire system gives the Alcotán-100 a high hit probability. It incorporates night vision that allows the operator to identify a target up to 1,200 metres in the night, a laser rangefinder with a range up to 2,000 metres and a ballistic computer.[1]

The VOSEL fire system can be used separately from the launcher tube as a night surveillance telemetric device.[1]

Specifications[edit]

  • Calibre: 100 mm
  • Length: 1.15 m
  • Weight: 14 kg
    • Launcher with projectile: 9.5 kg
    • Fire system: 4.5 kg
  • Range: 30 m to 600 m (max range 656 yards)
  • Engine: Solid-fuel rocket

Operators[edit]

Map with Alcotan-100 operators in blue

Current operators[edit]

  •  Spain: Spanish military
  •  Peru: Used by special forces,[3][4] cavalry, and mountain infantry units. 74 launchers with 660 rockets.[5]
  •  Pakistan: Pakistan Army procured 158 Systems and 1430 Missiles in 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "ALCOTAN-100" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 January 2011. Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  2. ^ a b Malory, Marcia. "Spain - Alcotán-100 Weapon System - Anti Tank Weapons". tanks.net. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Future of Alcotan-100 Hangs on Spanish Army Procurement". Retrieved 2010-07-12. 
  4. ^ http://defensa.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4753:lanzacohetes-instalaza-para-la-1ra-brigada-de-fuerzas-especiales-de-peru&catid=55:latinoamerica&Itemid=163[dead link]
  5. ^ Peru receives, displays new anti-tank weapons - Janes.com, 4 August 2013