China – Type 51 90mm RCL Rocket Launcher

Last updated on March 12th, 2019 at 03:19 pm

The Chinese Type 51 90mm RCL rocket launcher is a copy of the American M20 3.5 inch (89mm) rocket launcher.

The Type 51 RCL fires HEAT projectiles.  It has a muzzle velocity of 320ft/s (98m/s), giving the weapon a range up to 1300yards (1200m).

It is capable of penetrating 10.5inches (267mm) of armor.

A two man crew operates the Type 51 RCL, one man loading and one man firing.

Type 51 90mm RCL rocket launcher

The Type 51 RCL can be dissembled into two parts for portability. When assembled, it is 5 feet (1.53m) long. It is usually carried on an APC, along with crew and spare ammunition

90mm RCL Rocket Launcher

The Type 51 RCL is officially obsolete.  However, it is still used by some Far Eastern countries.