Blowpipe

Notes: The Blowpipe is an older, British, shoulder-fired antiaircraft missile, replaced in British service by the Javelin, but used by home defense and territorial units. It is also several other countries around the world. The Mujahedin guerillas in Afghanistan put them to perhaps their most unusual use; they used them more often against light armor instead of aircraft (they preferred the Stinger for that), with a large amount of success. The missile must be guided its entire flight. If a Blowpipe aiming unit is not available, a Javelin SAM aiming unit may be used instead. The sight uses a x5 telescopic sight and includes a lightweight passive IR night vision unit.

Twilight 2000 Notes: Canada and Oman were using the Blowpipe only for live-fire training by the time of the Twilight War, but the remaining units were put back into service by both countries less than two years into the war.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Blowpipe

(Aiming Unit) 6.2 kg, (Missile Unit) 14.5 kg

Difficult

Command

All Aspect

(Aiming Unit) $3290, (Missile) $667

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Blowpipe

2

1700

500

3500

C7 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

Javelin

Notes: The Javelin is a shoulder-fired MANPADS missile incorporating advanced guidance capability. Developed as a replacement for the Blowpipe, the Javelin is now the standard man-portable antiaircraft missile for the British and several NATO and Commonwealth nations. The missile is similar in appearance to the Blowpipe, but is more compact and uses a more advanced warhead and seeker. The sight has been upgraded to x6 and also has long-range TV camera. It is close to impossible to decoy the Javelin with flares, though smoke, clouds, or fog can sometimes obscure its view of the target and decoy it in that way.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Javelin

(Aiming Unit) 8.9 kg, (Missile Unit) 15.4 kg

Average

TV/Optical

All Aspect

(Aiming Unit) $3204, (Missile) $5430

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rang

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Javelin

1

1700

500

5500

C8 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

Javelin LML (Lightweight Multiple Launcher)

Notes: This is a three-round multiple launcher for the Javelin missile, employed by most countries using the Javelin. It is more often used as a vehicular launcher than a ground mount, but may also be used in the ground role. The Javelin LML is a simple tripod and frame for the three missiles, and the sight unit from one of the missiles' launchers is clipped to the LML to provide guidance. The LML includes a battery to power the sight unit and missiles, and has hydraulically-assisted traverse and elevation mechanisms.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Javelin LML

(Basic Unit) 32 kg, (With 3 Missiles) 77 kg

Average

TV/Optical

All Aspect

$7500

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Javelin LML

4

1700

500

5500

C8 B38

4C

FRAG-HE

Jernas

Notes: Jernas (an Arabic word for a falcon that has just reached maturity and is at the peak of itís predatory ability) is an advanced trailer-mounted launcher for Rapier missiles. It has the ability to conduct day and night intercepts with equal skill, and can intercept ground attack aircraft, helicopters, cruise missiles, UAVs, and ARMs. Jernas uses an 8-round launcher along with a radar unit and a control vehicle mounted in a modified Land Rover, APC, or truck. The Jernas can control Rapier 2A or 2B missiles. Two targets may be engaged at the same time, and 75 may be tracked. Targets may be engaged optically if there is a high-ECM environment.

Twilight 2000 Notes: The Jernas system is not available, though the missiles (Rapier 2s) are.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Jernas

(Launcher) 2400 kg, (1 Missile) 43 kg

Average

Radar

All-Aspect

(Launcher) $160300, (1 Missile) $15196

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Rapier 2

8

4670

500

8000

C26 B94

13C

FRAG-HE

Rapier

Notes: This is a towed version of the Rapier system of the Tracked Rapier found in the NATO Combat Vehicles Handbook. It is normally deployed with a radar target acquisition and tracking unit, separate from the launcher. It is a quadruple launcher with its own short-range radar unit. This weapon is often found in NATO service.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Rapier

(Launcher) 1227 kg; (1 Missile) 42.6 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

(Launcher) $83055, (1 Missile) $15184

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Rapier 1

8

3250

500

7000

C23 B68

13C

FRAG-HE

Rapier 2000

Notes: The Rapier 2000 launching system (also known as Rapier Field Standard C or FS C) is a product-improved Rapier 1 launcher with upgraded fire control and detection systems. One of the main improvements is the ability to fire the upgraded Rapier 2 missiles as well as Rapier 1 missiles. The Rapier 2000 launcher is also more resistant to ECM (one level harder), and has improved detection abilities to allow it to find small targets like UAVs and cruise missiles more easily. The Rapier 2000 is also EMP-hardened and also resistant to corrosive chemical agents (and ordinary corrosion). The system can be integrated with the Blindfire radar, which allows some limited automatic target engagement as well as better functioning in bad weather. The system has an optical engagement capability for backup (if optical engagement is used, intercepts are two levels more difficult). Original British military requirements were for 205 launchers, but by 2000, only a little over one-quarter of that total had been funded.

Twilight 2000 Notes: British Rapier 1 launchers had been almost completely replaced by Rapier 2000 by the time of the Twilight War, but the Rapier 1 launchers were eventually fielded as well.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Rapier 2000

(Launcher) 2400 kg; (One Rapier 1 Missile) 42.6 kg; (One Rapier 2 Missile) 43 kg

Average

Radar

All Aspect

(Launcher) $160300, (Rapier 1 Missile) $15184, (Rapier 2 Missile) $15196

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Rapier 1

8

3250

500

7000

C23 B68

13C

FRAG-HE

Rapier 2

8

4670

500

8000

C26 B94

13C

FRAG-HE

Starburst

Notes: Starburst is an advanced British MANPADS SAM used by British and other countries' armies. It is a high accuracy system incorporating a laser sight to give a good first shot kill probability. They were used since they were a better system than Javelin and of lower cost than Starstreak, and since they were introduced before Starstreak, they are more available. Starburst was first used in combat in the 1991 Gulf War. The sight is similar to that of the Javelin.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Starburst

(Sight Unit) 8.5 kg, (Missile Unit) 15.2 kg

Easy

TV/Optical

All Aspect

(Sight Unit) $5804, (Missile) $3406

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Starburst

1

1870

400

6000

C9 B44

4C

FRAG-HE

Starburst LML (Lightweight Multiple Launcher)

Notes: This is a three-round launching platform for the Starburst missile. The sight adds night vision (Passive IR), and IFF capabilities to the Starburst, while allowing quick follow-up shots or multiple launches against a single target. The Starburst comes with a battery to power the missiles, sight unit, and the power-assisted elevation and traverse.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Starburst LML

(Basic Unit) 30.3 kg, (With 3 Missiles) 75.9 kg

Easy

TV/Optical

All Aspect

$8169

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Starburst LML

4

1870

400

6000

C9 B44

4C

FRAG-HE

Starstreak

Notes: This is an advanced British ADATS missile, primarily employed from vehicle mounts, but also available in a shoulder launcher. It is laser guided, with a triple warhead, making hitting easier. It is a hypervelocity missile, using three subcaliber high-speed kinetic energy penetrators (KEP) with a fragmentation warhead to enhance results. The individual penetrators are very small, but extremely fast and highly maneuverable. When firing a Starstreak, the player (or GM) should make three individual hit rolls, one for each penetrator. The damage and penetration figures below are per penetrator, not for the entire missile.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Starburst

(Sight Unit) 6 kg, (Missile Unit) 16.82 kg

Easy

TV/Optical

All Aspect

(Sight Unit) $6348, (Missile) $10820

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Starstreak

2

6820

50

7000

C2 B25

41C

KEP/FRAG-HE

Starstreak LML (Lightweight Multiple Launcher)

Notes: This triple launcher for the Starstreak may be ground or vehicle mounted. The LML is a basic mount carrying three Starstreak missile tubes, a tripod, and a power source for the missiles and launcher.

Weapon

Weight

Accuracy

Guidance

Sensing

Price

Starstreak LML

(Basic Unit) 15 kg, (With 3 Missiles) 51 kg

Easy

TV/Optical

All Aspect

$6675

Weapon

Reload

Speed

Min Rng

Max Rng

Damage

Pen

Type

Starstreak LML

7

6820

50

7000

C2 B25

41C

KEP/FRAG-HE