Lock-Guided or Wire-Guided?
I saw a gameplay from Jackfrags where he use the mbt law and fire with it without lock a vehicle or something else.... Are we sure that the MBT-LAW is really a Lock weapon and not a wire guided weapon?
Or maybe it can be fire without a lock like a MK153 SMAW but i find it useless...
PS: i will try to find the gameplay
11:59, September 2, 2013 (UTC)
Fine. So the descrisption is wrong. It says "The MBT-LAW requires that the user maintain weapon lock throughout the flight of the missile" plus some stuff about IGLA and RPG7v2
But now, i have an other question. Which is the weapon that's using Targeting lock? The FGM-172 SRAW?
In the article "The Road to Battlefield 4: Tweaked to the Core", it says that the MBT LAW is a "Fire and Forget smart weapon". So it function like the javelin in BF3 with a lock on target and not like a TOW and is wired-guided style...
Now we need to know if it's an active radar weapon (javelin style) or a passive radar weapon (constant lock)...
PS: they don't speak about Javelin, are we sure that it will be in the game?
EDIT: i find it but i'm not sure of the credibility:
RPG-7V2 - Fires a heavy rocket specialized in doing as much damage as possible around anywhere is impacts. Can also lock-on to laser designated targets.
FGM-172 SRAW - (AT4) Fires a wire guided anti armour missile that will fly towards the point being aimed at. Can also lock on to laser designated targets
MBT LAW - (against land vehicles only) A guided homing missile weapon for taking out enemy land vehicles. Achieve and maintain lock-on until the missile reaches its target.
MK153 SWAM - Fires a rocket specialized in dealing direct damage to enemy vehicles. Its rocket can also lock onto laser designated targets.
RPG-7: Fires dumb fire rockets
SRAW: Fires wire guided, you have to aim the rocket with the crosshairs
LAW: Similar to the Javelin in BF3, need a lock to fire
SMAW: Similar to RPG-7
11:48, September 3, 2013 (UTC)
FGM-148 JAVELIN - A powerful surface-to-surface missile weapon which after lock-on is acquired will guide itself towards its target. Also has increased effectiveness against laser designated targets.
FM-92 STINGER - An anti-air missile with a focused targeting system for locking into and guiding the missile towards long range targets.
SA-18 IGLA - Has a targeting system that covers a bigger area in front of the weapon. Once a lock-on is achieved it needs to be maintained until the missile has reached its target. If the lock-on is lost it can be reacquired and the missile might still reach its target.