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In addition, improved HEAT, high explosive HEsmoke and illumination star shell or flare ammunition is also available. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Manua Policy. Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System. By the mids, Swedish designers adopted the idea of the shaped-charge HEAT ammunition, and by the produced their first prototype of the large-caliber recoilless rifle, which fired HEAT grenades.

An operating handle called the “Venturi lock” is used to move the hinged breech to one side for reloading.

Most types of projectiles are just warheads which are “blown out” of the barrel by the propellant charge, but some most recently developed types of ammunition has built-in rocket boosters, which are ignited as the round reaches safe distance from the shooter, greatly improving the maximum effective range. The firing unit consists of the pistol grip with the trigger and manual safety, which is linked to the ignition module at the rear of the weapon by the tube, located below and to the right of the barrel.

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Ammunition is usually carried in special plastic containers, which hold two types of ammunition each. The M3E1 is also 2.

The project is also expected to deliver a simulation system, training equipment and integrated logistic support. While the weapon provides enhanced czrl, its 9. The Gustaf was soon sold around the world and became one of the primary squad -level anti-tank weapons for many West European armies.

The M3 became an official program of record in the conventional Army inand a conditional materiel release was authorized in late to equip all brigade combat teams with one M3 launcher per infantry platoon.

Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle

Their only drawback is the bulk and weight of the launcher itself, which is significantly heavier than its major rival, the venerable RPG-7 antitank grenade launcher. Plala, archived from the original on March 13,retrieved July 29, For added safety and cost savings, an automatic round counter enables Soldiers and logisticians to accurately mabual the service life of each weapon.

Please contact us to request a format other than those available. The weapon is normally operated by a two-man crew, one carrying and firing the weapon, the other carrying ammunition and reloading.

Saab has also developed a new high explosive round that has a direct fire range of 1, meters when using a fire control system. To achieve that, the case rim has a special indexing recess. The rear part of the barrel is fitted with venturi nozzle, which is hinged to allow loading gusatv the ammunition and ejection of the fired cases or unfired rounds.

Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle – Wikipedia

Ministry of Defence, Singapore. Many armies continue to gustsv it as a viable manuxl weapon, especially against s- and s-era tanks and other armored vehicles still in use worldwide. Army”SA defense journal19 June Although the single-shot AT-4 is lighter and can be carried by one person, a Gustaf team with the heavier recoilless rifle can reload and fire more rounds. Archived from the original PDF on Repeatedly firing the Gustaf can also cause related shock wave injuries to gunners and those nearby.


The external steel parts were also replaced with plastics and aluminium alloys.

The overpressure or blast wave generated by the Gustaf, will cause blast and burn related injuries to those behind the gun. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The result was superior accuracy at longer ranges. Army requires that they be fired from a standing position. Improvements to the ammunition have been continual.

Unitary ammunition of 84mm caliber is loaded into aluminum cases with open bottoms,closed by plastic pressure gustavv. Swedish arms designers began to experiment with recoilless antitank rifles in early s. Small Arms Survey It reduced the weight even further by using a thin steel liner containing the rifling, strengthened by a carbon fiber outer sleeve.

Carl-Gustaf – Modern Firearms

Weapons and ammunition introduced in Anti-tank weapons Military equipment — Recoilless rifles Weapons of Sweden.

Replace Existing Systems Objective The 84mm Carl Gustaf Upgrade Project will introduce new lighter weight recoilless rifles and a new sighting and fire control system that is compatible with the family of existing and future natures of 84mm ammunition, and that will allow for firing under obscuration and low light conditions, while increasing accuracy in all firing conditions.

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