Taiwanese army exercises, BGM-71 TOW ATGM review. The Taiwanese army conducted an exercise using the BGM-71E ATGM. The American TOW-2A ATGM was put into service in 1987 and is one of the most popular ATGMs in the world; ATGM missiles are constantly being upgraded. The TOW-2A missile has a tandem warhead and can hit targets at ranges up to 3750 meters, the missile is controlled by wire. When the missile hits the target, the charge forms a cumulative jet, which triggers the dynamic protection of the attacked object, after which the cumulative jet of the main charge that fires after it pierces up to 900 mm of homogeneous armor. ATGM is considered simple and reliable, has good reviews for use in conflicts in the Persian Gulf. The mass of the main ATGM charge is 5.9 kg, the auxiliary charge weighs 300 grams. ATGM TOW-2 It is in service with 40 countries.