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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:40 PM
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How much does a TOW missile cost?
We used two of them to kill "Saddam's sons" and I'm just wondering what the price tag was on the toe tags.
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Superfly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:41 PM
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1. Look it up in www.fas.org
Federation of American Scientists
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Brian Sweat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:44 PM
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2. I don't know how much a TOW missile cost,
Edited on Wed Jul-23-03 05:46 PM by Brian Sweat
but I remember that back in the 80's similar weapons cost tens of thousands of dollars. With inflation, my guess is around $50 large.

On Edit: I looked it up. It's about $180,000.
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LoneStarLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:50 PM
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3. Try $180K
Unit replacement costs listed as $180,000 but I figure that is for the man-portable launcher and a single TOW round.

<http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/land/tow.htm >
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 05:56 PM
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4. Did you try Ebay? :)
n/t
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leanings Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-03 07:28 PM
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5. 16-18k per,
depending on the variant.
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