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106-mm M40 recoilless rifle

Country of Origin: USA


The U.S.-built M40 106-mm recoilless rifle is an anti-tank weapon that is much lighter than a standard gun of its caliber but fires a heavier shell.

The gunner uses a 12.7-mm (0.50-cal) spotting rifle mounted along the axis of the 106-mm barrel to determine the necessary elevation for the main gun.

The M40 fires high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and HE practice rounds.


In service.

Initial operational capability (IOC) was reached in 1953. The weapon is no longer in production. The...

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