The missile was a 9M133 Kornet rocket.
During the day, it uses optical and CCD sighting mechanism.
During the night it uses thermal imaging.
It's laser guided; once shot, it always hits its target.
It has a range of 5.5 kilometers, and a payload of 5-10 kilo of high energy explosives.
It takes weeks of training to use it.
They are made in Russia...and are the most deadly penetrative weapon in the region, capable of going through a meter of steel.
And yes, the IDF says that the 'Palestinians' knew it was a school bus. They were hoping it was full.
By the way, at a 'press conference' about the 'aggression on Gaza,' Hamas tried to suggest that the bus was actually a disguised tank.
Al-Qassam Brigades' operations during the last Forty-Eight hours:But the IDF says that the bus was clearly labeled (you can see the picture above yourself and decide for yourself whether there's any way that bus could have been mistaken for a tank.
First: Targeting a bus was traveling between the Zionist military sites on the strip border, east of Gaza City, at around three o'clock on Thursday, 07.04.2011, near the so-called "Kfar Saad," the bus was passing in the way of tanks and artillery.