US Army Soldiers conduct new equipment training for the Multi-Role Anti-Armor Anti-Personnel Weapon System (MAAWS), also known as the M3 Carl Gustaf. The Carl Gustaf also known as, Gustaf Bazooka and M2CG) is an 84 mm man-portable reusable anti-tank recoilless rifle produced by Saab Bofors Dynamics (formerly Bofors Anti-Armour AB) in Sweden. Although most rounds fired by the Carl Gustav work on the classic recoilless principle, modern rounds sometimes add a post-firing booster that technically make it a rocket launcher.
The first prototype of the Carl Gustaf was produced in 1946 as a lightweight anti-armor weapon, one of many similar designs of that era. While similar weapons have generally disappeared from service, the Carl Gustaf remains in widespread use today. A combination of light weight, low cost and widely varied ammunition types, makes the Carl Gustav extremely flexible and able to be used in a wide variety of roles where single-purpose weapons like the M72 LAW passed out of service as newer tank designs rendered them ineffective.
Video Credits: U.S. Army video by Staff Sgt. Dillon Heyliger | United States Department of Defense
U.S. Army Photo by Visual Information Specialist Gerhard Seuffert
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20 thoughts on “New Equipment Training • M3 Carl Gustaf”
So is this any better than the Russian RPG that's been around for 50 years? Any particular advantages?
WOW ~ WOW ~
You train with weapons of war.
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Never stand remotely close to one from behind, ive heard m3's firing live ammo can seriously injure or kill up to 70m (230 feet) backwards.
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Weird, we were taught to look forward away from the back blast after loading and making sure the rear was clear.
Does anyone else see that they are changing amuunition from point 0:12 to 0:13? The training ammunition inserted at the first 12 seconds is probably a 7.62 mm cartridge with a reduced charge, to give a small bullet the same trajectory as the AT-round. — Or does the US Army / USMC use a smaller cartridge for this?? — Anyone with knowledge about that here?
Holy shit you do this so differently from us. Quite interesting. The loaders seem very inexperienced which is forgivable.
I think protective vests only make sense if the wearer doesn't have a fat belly hanging out underneath.
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World a better place without fights and weapons, concentrate more on Health.
You hitting better than you dont use sunglasses⚜️😉🇫🇮!!!..
when something is named "carl gustaf" u just know it is swedish. of course cheers from Denmark (the big little brother)
better than pzf?
Is this actually military using this? Because I can see so many safety violations with this it's disgusting!! Who taught these people how to use it? Is this a joke? And before any keyboard warrior tries to have a go at me I've been trained to use this weapon in the Australian Infantry as part of the Direct Fire Support Weapons Platoon. The drills displayed here are disgusting!!
why they're mate putting they're arms on the top ?
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