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TOW

     The name is an acronym for "Tube-launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided" missile. This anti-tank missile actually unravelled spools of wire which stayed connected to the gunner's sight until the missile hit the target. Directional guidance commands were sent over the wires. U.S. Army

  • Length: 48 inches
  • Diameter: 6 inches
  • Weight: 42 pounds
  • Range: 10,000 feet
  • Propellant: Solid
  • First Firing: 1967