Specifications for the
2.36-inch Rocket Launcher M1 (Bazooka)
Reusable, Shoulder-Fired, Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher
Country of Origin: United States
Manufacturer: General Electric / Cheney Bigelow Wire Works - USA
Initial Year of Service: 1942
Overall Length: 1371 mm (53.98 in)
Barrel Length: 1,371.00 mm (53.98 in)
Weight (Empty): 13.23 lb (6.00 kg)
Action: Electrically-Actuated; Single-Shot; Reusable
Feed: Single-Shot, Reusable Tube
Muzzle Velocity: 300 ft/sec (91 m/sec)
Rate-of-Fire: 5 rounds per minute
Range: 328 ft (100 m; 109 yds)
Sights: Included Iron / Optics
M1 ("Bazooka") - Base series designation; 2.36" rocket projectile; solid wood furniture; ambidextrous sighting device; battery-actuated; M6 HEAT rocket support;13.1lb weight; 54.5" length; 250 yard range; 4-5rpm; 112,790 examples produced.
M1A1 - Improved Bazooka; 2.36" rocket support (M6A1/M6A3); revised, simplified sighting device; face guard at face/hand position on launcher; revised safety; conical muzzle deflector; carrying strap; 13.2lb weight; 54.5" length; 250 yard range; 4-5rpm; 59,932 examples produced.
M9 - Improved Bazooka; 2.36" rocket support; two-piece, "takedown" variant intended for airborne elements; increased tube length for improved range and accuracy; magneto actuation; 15.87lb weight; 61" length; 31.5" travel length; 300 yard range; 10rpm; 26,087 examples produced.
M9A1 - Improved M9 Bazooka variant; barrel coupling redesign; same physical and performance qualities as M9.
M18 - Aluminum body for reduced weight; 2.36" rocket support; 10.3lb weight; 60.5" length; 31.5" travel length; 300 yard range; 10rpm; 500 examples produced.
M20 ("Super Bazooka") - Post-war Bazooka; adopted in 1952; 3.5" rocket support; revised launcher body; single-position shoulder support; single-action safety; carrying strap; conical muzzle and exhaust covers; rubber-padded optics.
M20A1 - Improved M20 model
M20B1 - Same as M20 with different construction technique.
M20A1B1 - Same as M20A1 with different construction technique.
M25 - Three-shot launcher fitted unto heavy-duty tripod.
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