Carl Gustav during a live-fire exercise in Australia (Photo by Sgt Stephen Morrow/defence.gov.au)
Carl Gustav anti-tank recoilless rifle (www.army.dnd.ca)
The 84 mm Carl-Gustaf recoilless, multi-role, man-portable weapon (Images: SAAB)
The 84 mm Carl-Gustaf recoilless rifle
In the world of military technology, new weapon capabilities quickly supersede the old. With the United States expenditure for the 2009 fiscal year at US$515.4 billion, it's rare to find a very old weapon still cutting it with the best on the battlefield, but the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle (CG) has proved the exception to this rule. First produced in 1946, the Carl Gustav remains in widespread use today.
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