The Carl Gustav is the common name for the 84mm recoilless rifle anti-tank weapon from the Carl Gustav company in Sweden. The Carl Gustav was first introduced in 1946, and while similar weapons of the era have generally disappeared, the Carl Gustav remains in widespread use today, and is even being introduced into new roles. Troops often refer to it as the 84 or Carl G. ...more on Wikipedia about "Carl Gustav recoilless rifle"
The M-388 Davy Crockett was a tactical nuclear recoilless rifle projectile that was deployed by the United States during the Cold War. ...more on Wikipedia about "Davy Crockett (nuclear device)"
The M40 recoilless rifle was a lightweight, portable, crew-served 105mm (N.B. The weapon is commonly described as being 106mm, but it is in fact 105mm, the 106mm designation was designed to prevent confusion with the incompatible 105mm ammunition from the failed M27) weapon intended primarily as an anti-tank weapon made in the United States. It could also be employed in an antipersonnel role with the use of the antipersonnel-tracer flechette round. It can be fired primarily from a wheeled ground mount. The air-cooled, breech-loaded, single-shot rifle fired fixed ammunition. It was designed for direct firing only, and sighting equipment for this purpose was furnished with each weapon. ...more on Wikipedia about "M40 recoilless rifle"
The M67 recoilless rifle was a lightweight, portable, crew-served 90mm weapon intended primarily as an anti-tank weapon made in the United States by the department of the U.S. army. It could also be employed in an antipersonnel role with the use of the M590 antipersonnel round. It was designed to be fired primarily from the ground using the bipod and monopod, but it may be fired from the shoulder. The air-cooled, breech-loaded, single-shot rifle fired fixed ammunition. It was designed for direct firing only, and sighting equipment for this purpose was furnished with each weapon. ...more on Wikipedia about "M67 recoilless rifle"
The 3.45 inch RCL was a British recoiless weapon, designed by Sir Dennis Burney during the Second World War. Delayed by problems due to wear upon firing, it did not see action, as was hoped, in the Far East. However it did lead to the post war Mobat and Wombat recoiless rifles. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ordnance, RCL, 3.45 in"
The first effective recoilless rifles (RCL) were developed during World War II as a lightweight form of anti-tank weaponry. They are capable of firing artillery-type shells at a range and velocity comparable to that of a normal light cannon, although they are typically used to fire larger shells at lower velocities and ranges. The near complete lack of recoil allows some versions to be shoulder-fired, but the majority are mounted on light tripods, and are easily man portable. ...more on Wikipedia about "Recoilless rifle"
The SPG-9 Kopye (Spear) is a Russian tripod-mounted man-portable, 73 mm recoilless gun developed by the Soviet Union. It fires fin-stabilised, rocket-assisted HE and HEAT projectiles similar to those fired by the 73 mm 2A28 Grom low pressure gun of the BMP-1 vehicle. ...more on Wikipedia about "SPG-9"
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