M67 Recoilless Rifle

The M67 roilless rifle was a shoulder-fired, 90mm, anti-tank weapon in service with the US Army Infantry between 1962 and 1975 and it was used in combat for the first time in the Vietnam War. It was also employed by the Argentinean Army in the Falklands War and by the Philippine Army against Islamist guerrillas. US airborne troops would temporarily field it again in Afghanistan in 2011 against Taliban pillboxes. The M67 recoilles rifle consisted of a 1.35m-long rifled tube, fitted with a back breech and a sight assembly. The breech was swung open to load a 4.2-kg M371A1 HEAT ammunition from the rear; it could pierce 350mm-thick steel srmor at 400 m away. This man-portable, infantry weapon also fired the M590 anti-personnel cartridge against concentrated enemy troops.


Type: anti-tank weapon

Caliber: 90 mm (3.54-in)

Length: 1.35 m (53 in)

Weight: 17 kg (37.5 lb)

Muzzle velocity: 213 m/s (700 ft/s)

Effective range: 350 m



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