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84mm recoilless Medium Anti-Tank Weapon ([[84mm MAW]]) also known as the Carl Gustav.  
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84mm recoilless Medium Anti-Tank Weapon ([[84mm MAW]]) also known as the Carl Gustav. Known in British service as the 'Charlie G'.  
  
Swedish manufactured and used worldwide. The Carl-Gustav was introduced in 1946 and was adopted by the Swedish Defence force in 1948. The first prototypes developed used barrels from an old fort canons in Tingstäde - Gotland. From the fort 4x8.4cm cannons (m/94-06) were used, thus the choice of calibre on the weapon - 84mm.
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Swedish manufactured and used worldwide. The Carl-Gustav was introduced in 1946 and was adopted by the Swedish Defence force in 1948. The first prototypes developed used barrels from an old fort's canons in Tingstäde - Gotland. The forts four 8.4cm cannons (m/94-06) were used, thus the choice of calibre on the weapon - 84mm.
  
Largely obsolete and used by the [[British Army]] until the introduction of the LAW80. Known in British service as the 'Charlie G'. Not a weapon to be dicked for carrying. Its finest hour was being used in the Anti-Shipping role by the [[Royal Marines]] during the [[Argentina|Argentinian]] invasion of the [[Falkland Islands]] in 1982 but has also been used in the [[Congo]] (1960-1964), [[Indonesia]], [[Afghanistan]] and [[Iraq]].
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Largely obsolete and used by the [[British Army]] until the introduction of the LAW80.
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Not a weapon to be dicked for carrying.  
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Its finest hour was being used in the Anti-Shipping role by the [[Royal Marines]] during the [[Argentina|Argentinian]] invasion of the [[Falkland Islands]] in 1982 but has also been used in the [[Congo]] (1960-1964), [[Indonesia]], [[Afghanistan]] and [[Iraq]].
  
 
[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustav_recoilless_rifle 84 MAW]
 
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Carl Gustav (which one is he?)
Function Anti-Tank Recoilless rifle
Crew 2
Weight 16kg
Length 1.13m
Round Selection 84mm High Explosive Anti Tank (HEAT), High Explosive (HE), High Explosive Dual Purpose (HEDP), Smoke, Illumination, Target Practice (TP)
Range 150m (practical range - moving target - HEAT)
Rate of Fire 6 shots a minute

84mm recoilless Medium Anti-Tank Weapon (84mm MAW) also known as the Carl Gustav. Known in British service as the 'Charlie G'.

Swedish manufactured and used worldwide. The Carl-Gustav was introduced in 1946 and was adopted by the Swedish Defence force in 1948. The first prototypes developed used barrels from an old fort's canons in Tingstäde - Gotland. The forts four 8.4cm cannons (m/94-06) were used, thus the choice of calibre on the weapon - 84mm.

Largely obsolete and used by the British Army until the introduction of the LAW80.

Not a weapon to be dicked for carrying.

Its finest hour was being used in the Anti-Shipping role by the Royal Marines during the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands in 1982 but has also been used in the Congo (1960-1964), Indonesia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

84 MAW