Category Archives: Anti Tank Weapons

United States – BGM-71 TOW Anti-Tank Missile System

The United States' BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missile system is a SACLOS-guided missile system that has been used and copied by many countries around the world.

To operate a SACLOS (semi-automatic command to line-of-sight) system, the operator maintains the target in his sights. The missile system's on board computer responds to commands from the sight unit

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United States – M20 3.5 Inch Rocket Launcher

The M20 3.5 inch rocket launcher, also known as the Super Bazooka, was used by the United States Army during the Korean War and at the beginning of the Vietnam War.  It was phased out of service during the Vietnam War when it became obvious that this anti-tank weapon could not cope with newer AFVs.  The

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United States – M40A2 Recoilless Rifle

The M40A2 recoilless rifle is a variant of the 106mm M40 recoilless rifle.

It is a light weapon, weighing 485lbs (220kg) and having an overall length of 133.86inches (3.4m).

The M40A2 recoilless rifle was used by US Marines during the Vietnam War, as its small size meant that it could be carried over rough terrain when

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United States – M47 Dragon Anti-Tank Guided Missile

The M47 Dragon anti-tank guided missile is a disposable shoulder-fired SACLOS-guided anti-tank missile.

It was designed to be used by infantry.

One man can operate the M47 Dragon.

The complete system, which includes a launch tube with an extendible bipod on the front, weighs 49.6lbs (22.5kg).

With SACLOS guidance, the Dragon can engage targets out

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United States – M72 LAW 66mm

The M72 LAW 66mm, sometimes known as the LAW 66 (LAW stands for "light anti-armor weapon"), is a compact, lightweight disposable shoulder-fired anti-tank weapon.

It consists of a pre-loaded launch tube that fires a 2.6 inch (66mm) HEAT rocket.

Each tube weighs only (2.36kg) and is only 2.15ft (655mm) long when closed, so a

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Yugoslavia – M57 Anti-Tank Launcher

The M57 anti-tank launcher is a 1.73 inch (44mm) caliber reusable shoulder-fired rocket launcher that was developed in Yugoslavia in the 1950s.

It was based on the Panzerfaust, which was used by Germany during World War II.

The M57 anti-tank launcher is small enough to be deployable from helicopters and armored personnel carriers. The launcher

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Yugoslavia – M60 Recoilless Gun

The M60 recoilless gun entered service in Yugoslavia in the 1960s.

This 3.23 inch (82mm) caliber anti-tank weapon is 7.22 feet (2.2m) long and weighs 269 pounds (122kg).

The M60 is mounted on and fired from a two wheeled carriage.

It is usually towed behind a light vehicle.

The M60 recoilless gun is operated by

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Yugoslavia – M65 105mm Recoilless Gun

The M65 105mm recoilless gun was developed in Yugoslavia during the Cold War. It is still in use in Serbia. It weighs 617 pounds (280kg) when in firing position, is 14.93 feet (4.55 meters) long, and is either towed or mounted on a light vehicle. The M65 105mm recoilless gun can fire both HEAT and HE rounds.
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