There have been a couple of topics re rds that have been for use in the Adapter Sub calibre, so I thought I’d give a brief overview of the Adapter as I had one. Hope it is of interest.
The Adapter, Sub-Calibre 6.5mm is for practice and used in the 84 mm Carl Gustav Anti-Tank L14A1 that used to be issued to the British Army. It is loaded into the weapon in exactly the same way as a proper anti tank rd.
Weight of adapter: 3.86 kg (8.5 lb)
Length of adapter: 495.3 mm (19.5 in)
Length: 367.3 mm (14.47 in)
Calibre: 6.5 mm (0.256 in)
ADAPTER SUB CALIBER 6.5MM L1A2
The adapter is made up of basically the casing, the barrel and firing mechanism. The casing is similar in shape to the Anti tank rd. The firing mechanism is assembled in the base of the casing.
FIRING MECH FITTED IN THE ADAPTER
The Firing Mech must be taken out of the adapter to load the rds.
FIRING MECH WITH RD IN PLACE
The firing mech takes the practice rd and also if issued a rd to simulate the backblast. Both rds being fired at the same time.
PRACTICE RD FITS INTO THIS SLOT
BACKBLAST RD IS SCREWED IN AT THE REAR
There were 3 rds issued for use in the Adapter (in the British Army):
The 6.5mm Tracer, Reduced Load L10A1 white tip, half of head stained black
The 6.5mm Tracer, Reduced Load L11A1 red tip
The 6.5mm Sub Calibre Short Range L11A1 short roundnose bullet
All the rds made at Karlsberg Munitions, Sweden.
I don’t think there was a rd issued in the british Army to simulate the Backblast although a rd was made and used by other countries.
(Any errors in the above are the fault of A, Jack Daniels & B, My Dog)