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57-mm M18 recoilless rifle

Country of Origin: USA


The M18 57-mm recoilless rifle is a ground-mounted or shoulder-fired weapon.

The rifle consists of six components: barrel, breech mechanism, firing cable, trigger mechanism, bipod and extendable handle assembly.

An improved version of the M18, the M18A1 has a more complicated breech mechanism.

The M18 fires high-explosive (HE), high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) and white phosphorous (WP HEAT) ammunition.


In service.

This gun reached initial operational capability (IOC) in late...

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