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    Recoilless Rifles


    Recoilless Rifles brought about portable, large-caliber direct firepower at the infantry level.





    The recoilless rifle was first seen in a practical example just prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) where it emerged as the Davis Gun of the United States Navy. The recoilless gun received its name from its inherent design where some of the produced propellant gasses were exited from the rear of the weapon, reducing some of the recoil effect. Despite the use of a rifled or smoothbore barrel, the generic name of "recoilless rifle" has now evolved to refer to both types of designs - despite not be technically correct in identifying the latter.


    There are a total of 14 Recoilless Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.


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