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


Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon


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A M141 SMAW-D on display
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An instructor and student prepare a M141 SMAW-D for firing
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A soldier takes careful aim with his M141 SMAW-D
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Line drawing diagrams of the M141 SMAW-D

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 | Last Edited: 2/26/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
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.


Specifications



Year:
1984
Manufacturing
Israeli Military Industries (IMI) - Israel / Talley Defense Systems - USA
National flag of Israel National flag of United States Israel; Lebanon; United States
- Anti-Tank / Anti-Material / Breaching
Overall Length:
826 mm (32.52 in)
Barrel Length:
826 mm (32.52 in)
Weight (Unloaded):
15.70 lb (7.12 kg)
Sights:
Iron; Telescopic; Night Vision
Action:
Disposable Shoulder-Launched Assault Weapon
Rate-of-Fire:
1 rounds-per-minute
Effective Range:
1,640 ft (500 m; 547 yd)
M141 Bunker Defeat Munition (BDM) / SMAW-D - US Army Designation.
SMAW - US Marine Corps Designation

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