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:
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.
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M3 Carl Gustav - Images and Further Info
Carl Gustav launcher
photo : US DoD
US Army Special Forces soldiers practice with the M3 Carl Gustav. The back blast from the M3 can clearly be seen in this photo.
Photo by U.S. Army Spc. William Hatton
Army Special Forces soldiers fire the M3 MAAWS. The weapon is typically served by a crew of 2 - one to load the projectiles into the tube and the other to aim and fire it.
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