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Saturday, October 15th 2016, 1:40am

M48 Recoilless Gun

The M48 82mm recoilless gun is designed to destroy enemy armoured vehicles and fortifications. It can be towed behind a light truck or be mounted on a light vehicle to enhance mobility. It is equipped with a 13.2mm spotting rifle and is intended for direct fire only.

Technical Data

Weight: 186 kg
Calibre: 82 mm
Length: 3.1 metres
Height: 0.95 metres
Muzzle velocity: 388 m/sec
Maximum range: 4,500 metres
Effective firing range: 1,200 metres
Elevation: -20 to +25 degrees
Rate of fire: 4 rounds per minute
Ammunition: High explosive anti-tank, High Explosive, Smoke