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Canadian army manual, 84mm Carl Gustav Recoiless anti-tank rifle
Canadian army manual, 84mm Carl Gustav Recoiless anti-tank rifle

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12.

Explain and Illustrate as Necessary the Following:
a.

Accuracy. Accuracy and penetration power are its
main characteristics. The M2 telescopic sight, iron
sight and night sight allow accuracy to be
maintained under moderately adverse conditions of
weather and light.

b.

Range. The maximum range is 700 m. The
maximum effective range against a stationary target
is 500 m and against moving targets is 400 m.
Unprotected troops can be engaged out to 1,000 m
(HEDP FFV 502).

c.

Flexibility. Although its primary role is as an anti-
armour weapon, the gun can be employed against
buildings, gun emplacements, field defences and
unprotected troops.

d.

Portability. The gun weighs 16.35 kg (M2) and
10 kg (M3). It can be carried and fired by one man,
the No. 1. A No. 2 assists in the handling drills and
carries ammunition.

e.

Sights. Three types of sights are used with this gun:
(1)

iron sights attached to the gun;

(2)

M2 telescopic sight; and

(3)

luminous sights, phosphorous painted.

f.

Backblast. Because the Carl Gustav is recoilless, it
produces, at the moment of firing, a distinct flash
and blast rearwards. The danger area extends 60 m
rearward at an angle of 800 mils to either flank of
the line of fire. This area must be clear of any
troops, equipment or obstruction at the moment of

Basic Skills

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firing. When siting the weapon, it must be realized
that the arc of fire will determine the overall
backblast area. The gun can be fired from wooded
areas as long as there are no major obstacles in the
backblast area.

g.

Sub-calibre Devices. The weapon has two sub-
calibre devices: FFV 553, which fires a 7.62 mm
tracer round, and the L1A2, which fires 6.5 mm
tracer. Refer to lessons 6 and 7.

h.

Rate of Fire. The maximum rate of fire is five
rounds per minute with the high explosive dual
purpose (HEDP) ammo and six rounds per minute
with the high explosive antitank rocket-assisted
projectile (HEAT RAP) and target practice rocket-
assisted projectile (TP RAP) round.

13.

Confirm by Questions.

Carl Gustav—Short Range Anti-armour Weapon (Medium)

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B-GL-385-009/PT-001

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