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The Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle Swedish pronunciation: Introduced init was one of the many recoilless rifle designs of that era. While similar weapons have generally disappeared from service, the Gustaf is still made and remains in widespread use today.

Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle – Wikipedia

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 Australia, it is irreverently known as “Charlie Gutsache” guts ache, slang for stomach painor “Charlie Swede”. 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 result was superior accuracy at longer ranges. The Gustaf was soon sold around the world and became one of the primary squad -level anti-tank weapons for many West European armies.

An improved, lighter and slightly shorter version the Carl Gustaf M2 was introduced in and quickly replaced the original version. The current Carl Gustaf M3 version was introduced in It reduced the weight even further by using a thin steel liner containing the rifling, strengthened by a carbon fiber outer sleeve. The external steel parts were also replaced with plastics and aluminium alloys. manula

In recent years, the M3 has found new life in a variety of roles. Many armies continue to use it as a viable anti-armor weapon, especially against s- and s-era tanks and other armored vehicles still in use worldwide.

In Novemberthe U. Soldiers were being engaged with RPGs at meters, while their light weapons had effective ranges of — meters. The Gustaf allows airburst capability of troops in defilade out to 1, meters, and high explosive use out to 1, meters. While the weapon provides enhanced effectiveness, its 9. By that time, Saab was developing a weight-reduced version prior to the SOCOM release that demonstrated no decrease in performance, no increase in recoil, and nearly equivalent barrel life that could be ready for government testing in Saab has also developed a new high explosive round that has a direct fire range of 1, meters when using a fire control system.

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.


Other new features include a red-dot sight, a travel safety catch to allow the M4 to be carried while loaded, an adjustable shoulder rest and forward grip for improved ergonomics, a shot counter to keep track of how many rounds have been fired to manage the weapon’s 1,round barrel life, picatinny rails for grips and sight mounts, and a remote round management function so intelligent sights can “talk” to programmable rounds. The basic weapon consists of the main tube with the breech-mounted Venturi recoil damper, with two grips near the front and a shoulder mount.

Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle

The most modern variants fielded by Swedish rifle companies have been fitted with the Swedish Aimpoint sighting system. Luminous front and rear sight inserts are available for the iron gusttav when aiming at night, and an image intensification system may also be used.

The Gustaf manuwl be fired from the standing, kneeling, sitting or prone positions, and a bipod may be attached in front of the shoulder piece. An operating handle called the “Venturi lock” is used to move the hinged breech to one side for reloading. The weapon is normally operated by a two-man crew, one carrying and firing the weapon, the other carrying ammunition and maual.

Improvements to the ammunition have been continual. While the older Mznual rounds are not particularly effective against modern tank armor, the weapon has found new life as a bunker-buster with an HEDP round. In addition, improved HEAT, high explosive HEsmoke and illumination star shell or flare ammunition is also available. For full effectiveness, illumination rounds have to be fired at a very high angle, creating a danger for the gunner as the backblast from firing can burn him.

For this reason, several armies have retired the illumination rounds, while the U. Army requires that they be fired from a standing position.


When used by the U. A subsequent review of the contractor-supplied fatigue test data determined that the data did not meet U. Tests were conducted in Army Rangers found the M3 84km best employed using a two-man team. One person would carry the launcher and be armed with a pistol for personal protection, and the other would carry 5—6 rounds of ammunition and act as a spotter for the gunner.

Although the single-shot AT-4 is lighter and can be carried by one person, a Gustaf team with the heavier recoilless rifle can gusttav and fire more rounds. In latethe Army fielded 58 M3s and 1, rounds of ammunition to units deployed to Afghanistan to destroy enemy targets out to 1, meters. 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.


84mmmthe U. A key benefit of the M3E1 is that it can fire multiple types of rounds, giving Soldiers increased capability on the battlefield.

By using titanium, the updated M3E1, based on the M3A1 introduced inis more than six pounds lighter. The M3E1 is also 2. The wiring harness was included in the Manuql configuration that provides a foregrip controller and 84mmm fuze setter for an interchangeable fire control system. For added safety and cost savings, an automatic round counter enables Soldiers and logisticians to accurately track the service life of each weapon.

The M3E1 uses the same family of ammunition as the M3, which has been successfully tested. In addition to infantry use, the Marines are considering it to replace the SMAW in combat gusrav squads.

While the SMAW weighs 2. The overpressure or blast wave generated by the Gustaf, will cause blast and burn related injuries to those behind the gun. Repeatedly firing the Gustaf can also cause related shock wave injuries to gunners and those nearby. From Wikipedia, guxtav free encyclopedia. Retrieved 29 October Plala, archived from the original on March 13,retrieved July 29, Army”SA defense journal19 June Everything you want to know, don’t want to know, and don’t know you need to know.

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