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AT-1 Snapper

Country of Origin: Russia


The AT-1 Snapper is a first-generation wire-guided anti-tank missile. It can be mounted on GAZ-69 trucks or BRDM-1 reconnaissance vehicles.

The missile has a conical nose, cylindrical body and broad, cropped-delta wings in a cruciform layout with vibrating trailing-edge spoilers.

Former Yugoslavian Snappers were mounted on BOV-1 armored personnel carriers.

The Russian designation was PUR-61 and the Russian name was Shmel (Bumblebee). The Russian industrial designation was 3M6.


In service in declining numbers.

The missile is no longer in production. Initial operational capability (IOC) was attained in 1960. Series production took place from 1961 to 1966.

The weapon is considered obsolete and is no longer in service with Russian or Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) forces.

Former users include Mongolia.


 State factories of the former Soviet Union

users platforms


   Combat                  49.1 lb (22.25 kg)
   Warhead                 11.6 lb ( 5.25 kg)

   Length                  3 ft 8 in (1.13 m)
   Diameter                0 ft 6 in (140 mm)
   Wingspan                2 ft 7 in (0.78 m)

   Engine                  1 x solid-fuel rocket

   Speed                   344 ft/sec (105 m/sec)
      minimum range        405 yd (  370 m)
      maximum range        2,950 yd (2,700 m)

   Warhead                 high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT)
   Penetration             14-15 in (356-380 mm)

   Guidance                command-to-line-of-sight (CLOS);
                              operator may be 50 m from launcher

operational notes

This missile was used in the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.

variants alternative

2K15 (Russian system designator) Shmel,++,2M2 (Russian missile designator) ,++,3M6 (PUR-61) (Russian missile designator)

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