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NOTE: This article is about the static TOW launcher featured in ArmA: Armed Assault/ArmA 2. For other similarly named articles, you may wish to use the following links instead:


« The BGM-71 TOW is an American anti-tank guided missile. TOW stands for "Tube-launched Optically-tracked Wire-to-command-Link." The TOW is able to penetrate up to 1m of armor, with an effective range of 3.750m.
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TOW
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Faction Icon-side-blufor.png USMC
Icon-side-blufor.png U.S. Army
Type Static Anti-Tank Missile Launcher
Diameter 152 mm
Magazine
capacity
1
Variants None
Games
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The TOW is an anti-tank missile launcher used by both the U.S. Marines and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.

Overview

The TOW is a defensive, anti-tank turret that can launch missiles via infrared or wire-guidance.

It can launch BGM-71E TOW missiles at a rate of one every 8 seconds (~ 7 rounds per minute). The launcher's sight has variable zoom optics and can toggle either normal day or a black-hot/white-hot thermal vision mode.

All TOW launchers come pre-loaded with one missile and have access to a further five spares (for a combined total of six TOWs).

The missile seekers can be set to autonomous guidance or wire-guidance; in the case of the latter, missiles can be controlled up to a maximum distance of 3,750 metres. However for autonomous guidance, they are capable of locking onto targets at a maximum of 4,000 metres instead.

Munitions

Static TOW launchers can only fire one type of ordnance:

Damage type Base damage value
High-Explosive / Kinetic 850

TOW missiles are launched with an initial velocity of 55.16 m/s and take a further 1.45 seconds to reach a top in-flight speed of 329 m/s. The missiles utilise a high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead that has a blast radius of 2 metres.

Trivia

  • The TOW initially lacked the ability to use thermal optics and was only granted this capability after the release of the Operation Arrowhead expansion pack.
  • For unknown reasons, in-game TOW missiles are depicted with the ability to lock-on via infrared. In reality, the BGM-71 (not even the in-game "E" model) is exclusively wire-guided.
  • Although static TOW launchers were actually featured first in Armed Assault, they were not available outside of the Warfare game mode and could only be placed via the mission editor.

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See also

Static weapons of comparable role and configuration

Weapons of ArmA 2
Handguns CZ 75 9 mmG17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mmMakarov 9 mmRevolver .45
Submachine guns CZ Scorpion Evo 3 A1 9 mmMP5 9 mmPDW 9 mmPP-19 Bizon 9 mmSa-61 Scorpion 7.65 mm
Shotguns M1014Saiga 12KAA-12
Carbines AKS-74U 5.45 mm* • G36 series* (G36C*, G36K*) • M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203, M4A3, M4A3 M203) • Mk16 CQC 5.56 mmXM8 Compact 5.56 mm
Assault rifles AK-107 5.45 mm (AK-107 GP-25) • AK-74 5.45 mm (AK-74 GP-25*, AKS-74*) • AKM 7.62 mmAKS 7.62 mm* • CZ 805 BREN A1 5.56 mm (CZ 805 A1 G1, CZ 805 BREN A2, CZ 805 B1 G1) • FN FAL 7.62 mmG36A 5.56 mm* • L85A2 5.56 mm (L85A2 UGL) • M16A2 5.56 mm* (M16A2 M203*) • M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203) • SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM) • Sa-58 7.62 mmXM8 series (XM8, XM8 M320)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmL86A2 LSW 5.56 mmM14 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mmVSS Vintorez 9 mmXM8 Sharpshooter 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles AS50 12.7 mmCZ 550 9.3 mmCZ 750 S1 M1 .308KSVK 12.7 mm* • Lee-Enfield .303LRR .338M107 .50* • M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm* (M40A3) • SVD Dragunov 7.62 mm*
Squad automatic weapons L110A1 5.56 mmM249 SAW 5.56 mm* • MG36 5.56 mm* • RPK-74 5.45 mmXM8 Automatic Rifle 5.56 mm
Machine guns L7A2 GPMG 7.62 mmMk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mm* • M240 7.62 mm* • M60E4 7.62 mmPKP 7.62 mmPKM 7.62 mmUK-59 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32M79Mk13
Launchers 9K32 Strela-29K38 Igla9K115-2 Metis-MFGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136M47 DragonMAAWSNLAWRPG-7VRPG-18SMAW
Static AGS-30D-30DShKMIgla AA PodKORDL111A1L134A1M119A1M2M252Mk19Metis AT-132B14 PodnosRBS-70SearchlightSPG-9StingerTOWZU-23
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
* indicates partial DLC dependency.
Operation Arrowhead | British Armed Forces | Private Military Company | Army of the Czech Republic
Arma2-factionicon-usmc.png USMC - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns M1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns MP5 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines M4A1 5.56 mm (M4A1 M203)
Assault rifles M16A4 5.56 mm (M16A4 M203)
Designated marksman rifles DMR 7.62 mmMk12 SPR 5.56 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M24 7.62 mm (M40A3)
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136SMAW
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Arma2-factionicon-usarmy.png U.S. Army - Armoury (ArmA 2)
Handguns G17 9 mmM1911 .45M9 9 mm
Submachine guns PDW 9 mm
Shotguns M1014
Carbines Mk16 CQC 5.56 mm
Assault rifles SCAR series (Mk16, Mk16 EGLM, Mk17, Mk17 EGLM)
Designated marksman rifles M14 7.62 mmMk17 Sniper 7.62 mm
Sniper rifles M107 .50M110 7.62 mmM24 7.62 mm
Squad automatic weapons M249 SAW 5.56 mm
Machineguns Mk 48 Mod 0 7.62 mmM240 7.62 mm
Grenade launchers M32Mk13
Launchers FGM-148 JavelinFIM-92F StingerM136MAAWS
Static M2M252Mk19M119A1SearchlightStingerTOW
(Parenthesis) denote variants.
Operation Arrowhead
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