M3 Carl Gustaf


#1

Looks like a cool round to have in a collection.
foxnews.com/us/2014/03/10/bi … k-stopper/


#2

The hype makes a giant leap from the 5.56x45 to the M3, completely ignoring the variety of choices in between. For example, the old reliable .50 BMG.

Ray


#3

…or a LAW or RPG, etc. And haven’t those CGs been around for a decade or two?


#4

They’ve had the Carl Gustav for years, at least the round. The AT-4 is (for those who don’t know and not trying to insult those who do) a Carl Gustav derived round, complete with side primed recoiless casing stuffed in a disposable launcher. The Marines have had the SMAW 84mm launcher and rocket for decades, found the bunker buster was limited, and developed a multi-purpose HEAT round for it. Thought they should have had the Carl Gustav back then. Oh well, we finally adopted the M240 (FN MAG-58), guess it was only time before we caught up with the rest of NATO. Cheers, Bruce.


#5

Johnnyc, make it five decades, at least.


#6

Make it exactly 66 years as of 1948. Back then they had brass cases.


#7

Fired cases and blue target practise projectiles from a Carl Gustav are not that hard to find.
Soren