In 2010, the Belarusian state-owned SRPC company started the development of the Shershen anti-tank missile. This missile is based on the Ukrainian Skif missile, with which it shares the majority of components and capabilities. In turn, both missiles are similar to the Russian Kornet anti-tank missile, although they are not interchangeable. The Shershen missile can be installed on vehicles, (Shershen Q variant), or can be used by a 2 people team. This weapon is very effective to ambush vehicles, because it can be remotely fired by wire or by radio signals. The missile has been designed to beat vehicles equipped with explosive reactive armor (ERA), for which it has a tandem HEAT warhead. Shershen missile can carry a HE fragmentation warhead against bunkers and light armoured vehicles. Its range is between 5 and 7.5 km, although its effectiveness is greater within 3 and 3.5 km distance, since its speed is one of its weak points.

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Anti-tank guided missile

Entered service


Missile/bomb dimensions, (length x diameter)

1.36 x 0.130 or 0.152 meters

Missile/bomb weight

RK-2: 29.5 kg (container) – P-2B: 39.0 kg (container)

Missile speed

750 km/h

Missile range

RK-2: 5.5 km – P-2B: 7.5 km

Guidance system

SACLOS laser-guided

Warhead, (explosive charge)

Weight: 8 kg – Type: HE fragmentation (RK-20F)
Weight: 8 kg – Type: HEAT tandem charge (RK-2S)