|Carl Gustav (which one is he?)|
|Function||Anti-Tank Recoilless rifle|
|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.