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Archived from the original PDF on It reduced the weight even further by using a thin steel liner containing the rifling, strengthened by a carbon fiber outer sleeve.

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. For added safety and cost savings, an automatic round counter enables Soldiers and logisticians to accurately 84mn the service life of each weapon.

Under the barrel, there’s also a shoulder rest, an adjustable bipod, and a front support grip. The shorter length was in response to the need to wield the weapon in urban terrain, and weight savings were achieved through using lighter components whenever possible including a carbon fiber tube with titanium liner, as well as a new venturi design.

ARCHIVED – 84mm Carl Gustaf Upgrade

This page has been archived on the Web Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. Plala, archived from the original on March 13,retrieved July 29, Ammunition is usually carried in special plastic containers, which hold two mamual of ammunition each. Soldiers were being engaged with RPGs at meters, while their light weapons had effective ranges of — meters.


This simple and effective weapon attracted significant interest and has been adopted by a significant number of military forces around the world.

While the older HEAT rounds cagl not particularly effective against modern tank armor, the weapon has found new life as a bunker-buster with an HEDP round.

Carl-Gustaf – Modern Firearms

While the weapon provides enhanced effectiveness, its 9. Tests were conducted in Retrieved 24 April In latethe Army fielded 58 M3s and 1, rounds of ammunition to units deployed to Afghanistan to destroy enemy targets out to 1, meters.

Retrieved from ” https: Canadian soldier reloads the Carl-Gustaf M3 recoilless rifle. Unlike these weapons, however, the Gustaf used a rifled barrel for spin-stabilizing its rounds, as opposed to fins used by the other systems.

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. This page was last edited on 29 Decemberat The ammunition alsois manufactured in several countries which use the Carl-Gustaf launchers,including the Belgium and India.

The primers are located at the side of the cartridge case, so the round must be properly aligned in the bore upon the loading. A key benefit of the M3E1 is that it can fire multiple types of rounds, giving Soldiers increased capability on the battlefield.


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An improved, lighter and slightly shorter version the Carl Gustaf M2 was introduced in and quickly replaced the original version. Retrieved 29 December Toggle navigation Modern Firearms.

Small Arms Survey The Gustaf is a light weight, low cost weapon that uses a wide range of ammunition, making it extremely flexible and suitable in a wide variety of roles. In addition to infantry use, the Marines are considering it to replace the SMAW in combat engineer squads.

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.

Bloomsbury Publishing, Oct 20, The new rifle will be compatible with the existing ammunition and weigh significantly less than the existing weapon to offset the additional weight of the advanced sighting system.

Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle

Their first design, a shoulder-fired, single shot weapon, fired a20mm solid projectile from a rifled barrel. In recent years, the M3 has found new life in a variety of roles.

Army requires that they be fired from a standing position.