Hongjian-8 or HJ-8 ( Chinese ex. 红 箭 八号 , pinyin : hóngjiàn bā hào , pall .: Hongjian ba hao , literally: "Red Arrow-8") is a second-generation Chinese anti-tank missile system equipped with a semi-automatic command guidance system with the transmission of commands over the wire.
|Whale. 红 箭 八号|
Pakistani Bactar Shikan
|Years of development||1970|
|Manufacturer|| Norinco (Plant number 282, No. 5618)  |
Research Laboratory. Hana
|Years of operation||1984 - to present|
|Main technical characteristics|
Firing range - up to 4 km
Armor penetration - 1000 mm (220 mm at an angle of 68 °)
|↓ All specifications|
The layout of the rocket has a number of features inherent in the American ATGM TOW and Franco-German Milan .
The two-stage ATGM has a cumulative warhead, the solid propellant rocket motor, the control rotors are in the tail section. Rocket launch is made from the transport and launch container.
- Missile weight: 11 kg
- Firing range: up to 4 km
- Warhead: cumulative / tandem.
- Penetration: 1000 mm (220 at an angle of 68 °)
- Airspeed: 220 m / s
- HJ-8 - the basic version.
- HJ-8A - has a more powerful warhead, the firing range of up to 3 km.
- HJ-8C - ATGM equipped with a new tandem warhead, the range of up to 4 km. The contact fuse is equipped with a nose rod.
- HJ-8E - Digital guidance system, improved 90% accuracy.
- HJ-8L - armor penetration to 1000 mm.
- "Baktar-Shikan" - Pakistani version of the complex produced under license by the Research Laboratory. Khan (Kahuta) since the late 1990s 
- Pakistan licensed assembly called "Baktar-Shikan"
During the civil war in Syria, with the help of the HJ-8 anti-tank systems, two military transport helicopters MI-8 of the Syrian air force that were stationed at Neirab airport were destroyed  .
Also, there is information that Kurdish militants destroyed the M1A1 "Abrams" tank, missile HJ-8. The event occurred on October 20, 2017 in the province of Kirkuk (Iraq) 
- HJ-8 . Sino Defense (September 28, 2008). The appeal date is December 10, 2008. Archived September 12, 2012.
- Syrian Revolution
- United States was surprised by the destruction of their tank with a Chinese rocket . REN TV (October 26, 2017). The appeal date is November 8, 2017.
- Anti-tank missile system HJ-8 Information-news system "Rocket technology"