Top attack

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A top attack weapon is designed to attack armoured vehicles from above as a form of plunging fire, as the armour is usually thinnest at the top.wikipedia
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FGM-148 Javelin

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The Javelin's HEAT warhead is capable of defeating modern tanks by attacking them from above where their armor is thinnest (see top-attack), and is also useful against fortifications in a direct attack flight.

KSTAM

The Korean Smart Top-Attack Munition (KSTAM) is a smart munition intended to be launched from the gun of a main battle tank, namely the South Korean K2 Black Panther.

PARS 3 LR

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The missile can be applied in direct attack or top-attack modes.

Spike (ATGM)

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As well as engaging and destroying targets within the line-of-sight of the launcher ("fire-and-forget"), some variants of the missile are capable of making a top attack profile through a "fire, observe and update" guidance method (essentially lock-on after launch (LOAL)); the operator tracking the target, or switching to another target, optically through the trailing fiber-optic wire (or RF link in the case of the vehicle-mounted, long-range NLOS variant) while the missile is climbing to altitude after launch.

Anti-tank guided missile

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The device may be delivered (often as a submunition) by a missile, mortar or artillery shell, ATGM, or even an emplaced munition.
Top-attack weapons such as the U.S. Javelin, and the Swedish Bill are designed to strike vehicles from above, where their armor is usually much weaker.

SMArt 155

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SMArt 155 is a German 155 mm artillery round, designed for a long range, indirect fire top attack role against armoured vehicles.

MPATGM

Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile (MPATGM)
The missile has top attack capability.

RBS 56B BILL 2

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The RBS 56B BILL 2 Anti-Tank Guided Weapon is a man-portable or vehicle-mounted guided anti-tank missile using the overfly top attack method to attack the weaker parts of an armoured vehicle.

Griffin LGB

Griffin laser-guided bombs
The resulting guided munition features "trajectory shaping", which allows the bomb to fall along a variety of trajectories – from a shallow angle to a vertical top attack profile.

M93 Hornet mine

When the target is detected the submunition triggers a Misznay Schardin effect warhead that projects a 450 gram tantalum slug, along with a number of smaller fragments downwards towards the target in a top attack.

Krasnopol (weapon system)

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The laser target designator is then used to illuminate the target and the in-flight projectile detects the radiant laser energy reflected by the target and the navigation system steers the shell towards the point of greatest incident energy—the designated target with top attack pattern.

Sense and Destroy ARMor

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When the submunition detects a target, its 1.5 kg LX-14 explosive charge is detonated, to project an explosively formed penetrator that has enough energy to penetrate the thin top armor of most main battle tanks up to a range of around 152 m. If the submunition reaches the ground before it finds a target it self-destructs.

AT-1K Raybolt

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The Raybolt has a top attack and direct attack modes.

Kitolov-2M

Kitolov-2M is a Russian laser-guided 120mm mortar and 122mm artillery shell with Malakhit automated artillery fire control system able to attack stationary and moving targets with top attack pattern.

KM-8 Gran

KM-8 Gran is a Russian 120mm guided mortar weapon system with Malakhit fire control system using semi-active laser guidance to perform a top attack and able to attack moving and stationary targets.

Vehicle armour

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A top attack weapon is designed to attack armoured vehicles from above as a form of plunging fire, as the armour is usually thinnest at the top.

Plunging fire

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A top attack weapon is designed to attack armoured vehicles from above as a form of plunging fire, as the armour is usually thinnest at the top.

Armour

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A top attack weapon is designed to attack armoured vehicles from above as a form of plunging fire, as the armour is usually thinnest at the top.

Perpendicular

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Ideally, it will penetrate perpendicular to the attacked surface.

Cluster munition

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The device may be delivered (often as a submunition) by a missile, mortar or artillery shell, ATGM, or even an emplaced munition.

Missile

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The device may be delivered (often as a submunition) by a missile, mortar or artillery shell, ATGM, or even an emplaced munition.

Mortar (weapon)

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The device may be delivered (often as a submunition) by a missile, mortar or artillery shell, ATGM, or even an emplaced munition.