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IMI M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D


Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon


The M141 is commonly known as the SMAW-D and fills the role of bunker buster for the United States Army.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 2/26/2018
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Specifications


Year: 1984
Manufacturer(s): Israeli Military Industries (IMI) - Israel / Talley Defense Systems - USA
Roles: Anti-Tank/Anti-Material/Breaching;
Action: Disposable Shoulder-Launched Assault Weapon
Caliber(s): 83mm
Sights: Iron; Telescopic; Night Vision
Overall Length: 826 mm (32.52 in)
Barrel Length: 826 mm (32.52 in)
Weight (Unloaded): 15.70 lb (7.12 kg)
Rate-of-Fire: 1 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range: 1,640 ft (500 m; 547 yd)
Operators: Israel; Lebanon; United States
The M141 (SMAW-D) was developed for the United States Army to fill the role of "bunker buster", though the system itself has proven to be most multi-purpose in nature, particularly in urban the urban warfare setting. The system is used for the destruction of masonry, wood and earthen structures as well as a general light-armored vehicle-stopper. The system has proven useful in the demolition of network caves throughout the mountainous terrains of Afghanistan.

The launcher is of an extending tube type with built-in optics. The rocket features folding spring-loaded fins for in-flight stabilization. Target ranges are within a 15-to-500 meter range. The projectile warhead is high-explosive.

The US Army designates the system as M141 or SMAW-D while the US Marine Corps use the SMAW (Shoulder-launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon). Warheads featured in the projectiles of the two weapon systems are the same.






Variants / Models



• M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D - US Army Designation.
• SMAW - US Marine Corps Designation
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