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


Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon (1984)


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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

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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: 02/26/2018 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
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



Service Year
1984

Origin
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Israel

Classification


Shoulder-Launched Multi-Purpose Assault Weapon


Israeli Military Industries (IMI) - Israel / Talley Defense Systems - USA
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(OPERATORS list includes past, present, and future operators when applicable)
Anti-Armor / Anti-Tank / Anti-Material
Designed to engage and defeat armor / enemy tanks at range.
Special Forces
Qualities of this weapon have shown its value to Special Forces elements requiring a versatile, reliable solution for the rigors of special assignments.


Overall Length
826 mm
32.52 in
Barrel Length
826 mm
32.52 in
Empty Wgt
15.70 lb
7.12 kg
Sights


Iron; Telescopic; Night Vision


Action


Disposable Shoulder-Launched Assault Weapon

(Material presented above is for historical and entertainment value and should not be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation - always consult official manufacturer sources for such information)


Caliber(s)*


83mm

Rounds / Feed


1
Cartridge relative size chart
*May not represent an exhuastive list; calibers are model-specific dependent, always consult official manufacturer sources.
**Graphics not to actual size; not all cartridges may be represented visually; graphics intended for general reference only.
Max Eff.Range
1,640 ft
(500 m | 547 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
1
rds/min


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


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