Men of the Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment with a Milan anti-tank missile, 1980 (c)
Photograph, 1980 (c).
The Milan was adopted by the British Army in the 1970s and gradually replaced the various recoilless anti-tank rifles then in use. It allowed operators to guide a missile to its target via signals sent on a long wire. It remained in service until 2005.
One of 236 photographs of the British Army, 1970 (c)-1980 (c).
NAM Accession Number
National Army Museum, Study collection