Argentina – Mathogo Missile

Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:49 pm

In the 1970s, an Argentinian company developed the Mathogo missile for the Argentinian army.

The Mathogo missile has a first generation guidance system. This means that the operator uses a manual control to steer the missile. An operator can control up to four Mathogo missiles from 55 yards (50m) away.

The Mathogo missile can be carried by a soldier, but the missile may also be easily adapted so that it can be launched from an armored vehicle. It can also be launched from a helicopter, although is accuracy will be reduced.

A standard High Explosive Anti Tank Round (HEAT round), which  will penetrate up  to 15.7 inches (400mm) of armor, is used as the Mathogo missile’s warhead.

One version of the Mathogo missile has a standard target range of up to 2,190yards (2000m).  A second version has a range up to 3,280yards (3000m).

The Mathogo missile has a relatively slow velocity of 295feet/s (90m/s).