The Copperhead Missile

This high explosive anti-tank projectile is fired from a standard 155mm howitzer. Once fired it homed in on reflected laser light which is beamed onto the target by a forward observer. Development testing was done at White Sands.

U.S. Army

Length: 54 inches
Diameter: 6 inches
Weight: 138 pounds
Propellant: Standard Artillery Chanres
First Firing: 1972

Updated: 5-25-2008

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