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M18 RR

United States (1945)

Detailing the development and operational history of the M18 RR Recoilless Rifle.

 Entry last updated on 8/17/2017; Authored by Staff Writer; Content ©

Basic Specifications
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United States
Year: 1945
Type: Recoilless Rifle
Manufacturer(s): State Factories - USA

Rushed to the frontlines during the latter stages of World War 2, the M18 series recoilless rifle can still be found ion some battlefields of the world today.

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Supported Mission Types
Frontline Infantry
Special Forces
Close Quarters Battle
Designated Marksman/Sharpshooter
Area Effect/Suppression
Indirect Fire
Airspace Denial
Attachment Weapon
Internal Design, Weight and Dimensions
Firing Action: Recoilless
Available Caliber(s): 57x303mmR
Ammunition Count / Feed: Single-Shot; Reusable
Weight (Empty): 48.61 lb (22.05 kg)
Overall Length: 1,560 mm (61.42 in)
Barrel Length: 1,560 mm (61.42 in)
Sighting Assist: Integrated Optics Set.

Operating Performance
Muzzle Velocity: 1,200 ft/sec (366 m/sec)
Typical Range: 1,475 feet (450 m; 492 yd)

Operators List
Brazil; China; North Korea; Philippines; South Korea; Taiwan; Tanzania; United States; Vietnam (North Vietnam)

Model Variants
• M18 - Base Series Designation