Contest-M anti-tank missile system

ПТРК "Конкурс-М"

The Contest-M airborne antitank missile system is designed to engage modern armoured vehicles equipped with dynamic protection, fortified firing points, mobile and stationary small-size ground and afloat targets, low-flying helicopters, etc. at any time of day and in difficult weather conditions.

The "Contest-M" complex was developed in the Instrumentation Design Bureau, Tula.

It was adopted for service in 1991.

Iran began mass production of the Russian anti-tank missile 9M13 "Contest". The license to manufacture the "Contest" missile was sold to Iran in the mid 90s.



The complex consists of a 9P148 combat vehicle (carrier) with a 9P135M1 type launcher (PU) placed on it, and a 9M113M guided missile set (see diagram). If necessary, the booster and ammunition can be quickly removed and removed from the combat vehicle for autonomous firing. The missile control system is semi-automatic, with commands transferred via a wire communication line. Battle plan - 2 persons.

The PU is equipped with a 9Sh119M1 vizir and a 1PN65 or 1PN86-1 "Mulat" thermal imaging device.

To control the PU, rocket and thermal imager in the process of storage and operation used test equipment 9B812M-1, 9B811M, 9B974, one with a complex "Fagot". The missile is stored in an airtight transport and launch container (TLC) in constant readiness.

Fagot" (9M111, 9M111M) and "Contest" (9M113) anti-tank missiles can be used as ammunition. The operator's actions do not change when the missile type is changed.

Armoured wheeled and tracked combat vehicles are also used as carriers: BMP-1, BMP-2, BMD, BTRD, BRDM-2, MT-LB, Jeep, motorcycle and other carriers.

The Tender-M complex is the basis of anti-tank defense. It is adapted for landing on parachute landing platforms. When the carriers of water obstacles are overcome, they can be fired afloat.


Range of fire, m
- afternoon 75-4000
- at night 75-2500
Overall dimensions,mm
- container length 1263
- rocket length 1260
- rocket gauge 135
- wingspan 468
Weight, kg
- 9M113M rockets 16.5
- missiles in the TIC 26.5
Fighting unit
- type tandem cumulative
- armor permeability,mm 800
- armour permeability at 60° C to normal, mm 300
- dynamic protection overcoming is provided by
Temperature range,°C ±50
Technical rate of fire, gunshot/min. 3
Rocket caliber, mm 135
Average rocket speed, m/sec. 206
Range of fire, m 75-4000
Type of combat unit tandem, cumulative
Average armor penetration of homogeneous armor equipped and not equipped with a hinged dynamic protection, with a frequency of at least 750
The length of the container with the rocket,mm 1263
Package 9M113M.00.00.090 for one missile:  
dimensions (length, width, height),mm 1380×312×353
rocket mass 49,4
Launching machine 9P135M1
Pointing angles
- over the horizon 360°
- vertically +20° , -8°
PTSD coordinate range, m 4000
Increase in sighting device 9Sh119M1 10 х
Field of view of direction finding channel 1:
 - vignetting diaphragm 6
- with an introductory replacement aperture 2,5
Field of view of direction finding channel 2:
- vignetting diaphragm 30 minutes of angular time
- with an introductory replacement aperture 10 angular minutes
Periscopic, mm 300
PU weight in the bag, kg 22,5
Technical resource:

- 1000 operating switches, including at least 100 switches without setting and adjustment;

- 350 switching operations for maintenance during the warranty period;

- 1500 actuations of the starter mechanism;

- 1500 joints with PTUR.

Warranty period of operation 10 years, of which 3 years of field storage
Guarantee kilometer, km 15000
1PN86-1 "Mulat"
Maintenance of 9K111M4 complex at night, m 2500
Field of view in "Target search" mode 3,6° х7,2°
Field of view in "Recognition" mode 1,8° х3,6°
Visible increase 1± 0.03 times
Parallelism of optical axes of visual and receiving channels 60 angular seconds
Frame rate, Hz. 25±5
Time to enter the mode after connecting the cooling system cylinder, min. 2
Continuous operation time using a single wearable set of MIS in the temperature range from 20 ° C to -20 ° C, h 4,5
Continuous operating time without changing the cooling system cylinder and the battery, h:
- within a temperature range of 20°C to -20°C 2
- in the temperature range from 40°C to -40°C 1
Current Consumption, A. 0,5
Technical resource, h:
- time off 250
- life cycle until overhaul 1600


The first combat use of the S-200 SAM system took place in 1982 in Syria, where at a distance of 190 km the E-2C "Hawkeye" DRLO was shot down, after which the American aircraft carrier fleet withdrew from the Lebanese coast.  The Libyan S-200 complexes took part in repulsing an attack by American FB-111 bombers and possibly shot down one bomber.

On the basis of the 5B28 anti-aircraft missile of the S-200B complex a hypersonic flying laboratory "Cold" has been created to test hypersonic direct-flow air jet engines. The choice of this missile was based on the fact that the parameters of its flight path were close to those required for flight tests of the Hyper-Sonic Propulsion System. It was also considered important that the missile had been decommissioned and its cost was low. The missile's combat unit was replaced by the head compartments of the GLL "Kholod", which housed the flight control system, a liquid hydrogen tank with displacement system, a hydrogen flow control system with measuring devices and, finally, the experimental HPVRD E-57 of axially symmetric configuration.


  1. Конструкторское бюро приборостроения
  2. Противотанковый комплекс 9К111М4 | Экспонаты | ВТТВ-Омск-99
  3. Р.Д.Ангельский "Отечественные противотанковые комплексы" -М: ООО "Издательство Астрель", 2002,-192с
  4. Рекламный листок. Противотанковая управляемая ракета 9М113М комплекса "Конкурс-М". ОАО "ТУЛЬСКИЙ ОРУЖЕЙНЫЙ ЗАВОД" и ОАО "НПО"ВЫСОКОТОЧНЫЕ КОМПЛЕКСЫ". Распространялся на Выставке вооружений "Оборонэкспо 2014" в рамках Форума "Технологии в машиностроении", прошедшей с 13 по 17 августа 2014 года на территории Лётно-испытательного полигона имени М.М.Громова (Россия, Московская область, г.Жуковский).

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Control sys.:
4 km.