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82-mm M59 recoilless rifle

Country of Origin: Czech Republic


The M59 82-mm recoilless gun is a short-range, anti-tank weapon. It is deployed both as a towed artillery piece and mounted on the OT-810 half-tracked armored personnel carrier. Recoilless guns can fire relatively heavy and powerful projectiles from a light mount. A secondary charge greatly reduces recoil by being vented through the breech at the same time the projectile is fired.

The M59 is aimed using a ZH59 12.7-mm spotting rifle rigidly mounted along the barrel and a PBO-4K...

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