In Photos: The Legendary Carl-Gustaf Weapon System!

April 5, 2019

 

VIDEO:

Anti Tank FGM-148 Javelin and BGM-71 TOW missiles in Action

 

The highly versatile Carl-Gustaf system (also known as the Carl-Gustav) is a true multi-role, man-portable shoulder-fired weapon.

 

The system offers the soldier various types of ammunition, ranging from armor penetration and anti-personnel, to ammunition for built-up areas as well as special features like smoke and illumination.

 

The M3 version of the launcher features significant weight reduction and improvements for urban operations.

 

US Paratroopers fires the M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

 US Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert

 

US Paratroopers fires the M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

US Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert

 

US Paratroopers fires the M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. 
US Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert

 

Army Spc. Michael A. Burton, foreground, fires a Carl Gustav M3 84 mm recoilless rifle during a live-fire certification course on Fort Bragg, N.C.

US Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez

 

US Paratroopers fires the M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

US Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert

 

Pvt. Jonah Harrington looks through the site of an M3 Carl Gustaf 84mm recoilless rifle at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska.

US Air Force photo by Jamal Wilson

 

Army Pfc. Akintunde L. Ola, right, loads a round into a Carl Gustav M3 84 mm recoilless rifle during a live-fire certification course on Fort Bragg, N.C.

US Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez

 

A Portuguese marine demonstrates misfire procedures for a Carl Gustaf M3 recoilless rifle to US Marines during a training event in Troia, Portugal. 

US Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Katelyn Hunter

 

Spc. Casey Atwell prepares M3 RAWWS Carl Gustav for firing and perform misfire procedures during Expert Infantryman Badge testing at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

US Army photo by Staff Sgt. Armando R. Limon

 

US Paratroopers fires the M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.

US Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert

 

US Paratroopers fires the M3 Carl Gustav rocket launcher at the 7th Army Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany.
US Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert

 

The Carl Gustav is a lightweight, man-portable recoilless rifle. This weapon was used by the U.S. Army after World War II. The Army retired these weapons when the Dragon and TOW anti-tank guided missiles were fielded.

 

Disclaimer: The appearance of US Department of Defense (DoD) visual information on this website does not imply or constitute DoD endorsement.

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