Definition/Scope: (FM 3-23.24) The Dragon is a surface-attack, wire-guided, manportable, shoulder-fired, medium antitank weapon system. It can defeat armored vehicles, fortified bunkers, concrete gun emplacements, and other hardened targets. The individual soldier or a two-man team can operate this weapon. Mechanized infantry gunners can use the Dragon with the M175 guided missile launcher mount. This mount provides a stable platform on either the M113 APC or on the M3 or M122 machine gun tripod. The Dragon can engage targets in daylight (with the daysight) and in limited visibility conditions, such as smoke, fog, or darkness (with the nightsight).
Used For:Dragon (antitank missile)
Broader Terms:antitank missile
Related Terms:AT4 light antitank weapon