Here are the top 10 military traditions that need a lot of explaining to your civilian family members.
Wire Guided Antitank Missile
A wire-guided missile is a missile (or torpedo) that is guided by signals sent to it via thin wires connected to both the missile and its guidance mechanism, which is located somewhere near the launch site. As the missile flies, the wires are reeled out behind it. This guidance system is most commonly used in anti-tank missiles, where its ability to be used in areas of limited line-of-sight make it useful, while the range limit imposed by the length of the wire is not a serious concern.