M3 MAAWS Carl Gustav
The M3 Carl Gustav is a 84mm recoilless rifle in use by SOCOM units such as Special Forces and Army Rangers. The Carl Gustav can be used to engage vehicles and bunkers. The US military designates the Carl Gustav as the M3 Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS). When is use by the Rangers it is known as the Ranger Antitank Weapons System (RAWS).
The Carl Gustav can fire a range of projectiles:
- High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP) round
- High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) round
- High Explosive (HE) round
- Illumination round
- Smoke round
- Area Defence Munition (ADM) flechette round
The range of ammunition available to use the Carl Gustav makes it an ideal weapon for Special Operations. The HEDP round has been successfully used in Afghanistan against hardened positions such as bunkers.
M3 Carl Gustav Specifications
|rate of fire :||6 rounds per minute|
|muzzle velocity :||754-836 feet per second|