Alcotan C-100
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Alcotán-100
Alcotán-100.png
TypeAnti-tank
Place of originSpain
Service history
Used bySee Users
Production history
ManufacturerInstalaza SA
Producedsince 1998
Specifications
Mass14 kg
Length1.15 m

Caliber100 mm
Maximum firing range600 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

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

Description

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

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

Cutaway model of the Alcotán-100
  • 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

Map with Alcotan-100 operators in blue

Current operators

  •  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 rockets in 2016, another lot of 359 systems arrived in 2018.
  •  Bahrain: Bahrain Defence Force.

References

  1. ^ a b c "ALCOTAN-100" (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 9 January 2011. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b Malory, Marcia. "Spain - Alcotán-100 Weapon System - Anti Tank Weapons". tanks.net. Archived from the original on 31 March 2014. Retrieved 2013.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  3. ^ "Future of Alcotan-100 Hangs on Spanish Army Procurement". Retrieved 2010.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 30 January 2018. Retrieved 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Peru receives, displays new anti-tank weapons - Janes.com, 4 August 2013


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