An aircraft, vehicle, or missile effective against tanks.
- Less successful was the Copperhead cannon-launched guided projectile, also intended as a tank killer.
- Infantry and reconnaissance, surveillance and target acquisition units of the Stryker brigade combat teams depend on Javelin as their principal tank killer.
- The RPG was the tank killer in Vietnam and lives on today in terrorist armies in Iraq because of its lethality and portability.
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