9mm SMAW US Navy Modified Case Design

Attached is a link to a paper from the Office of Naval Research, 1995 showing the development of a modified 9mm SMAW that eliminates the cartridge case within a cartridge case concept: dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc?AD … tTRDoc.pdf.

Was this ever adopted/manufactured?


A very interesting concept. Thanks for posting it.

For what ever it is worth I’ve not seen that variation.

Jim Bell of MAST was making the conventional variation with the British Hornet case in the base several years ago. No idea if he still is. (located near Lake City)

Interesting idea. What are the spotting cartridges used for today? Which weapons launcher/system?