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Instalaza C90


90mm Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher (1990)


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The C90-CR anti-tank launcher is in service with several global armies including that of Spain, India, and Italy.



Authored By: Staff Writer | Last Edited: 12/21/2020 | Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com | The following text is exclusive to this site.
Spanish military industry has produced many indigenous solutions to local requirements throughout the decades, proving itself a capable player on the world stage. Instalaza SA, founded during World War 2 in 1943, specializes in the field of infantry-level weaponry and developed the MAT-120 mortar cluster munition system, Alhambra hand grenade, and the C90 series of anti-tank Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG) weapons. The latter is a 90mm caliber, single-shot anti-armor solution that entered service with the Spanish Army, Marines, Air Force and Guardia Civil. It has also found a home in the inventories of Colombia, Ecuador, Estonia, India, Italy (special forces), Indonesia, and Malaysia.

The C90 system includes a collapsible fiberglass/plastic launch tube with integrated optics fit and shoulder strap. Overall weight is 4.8 kilograms and its length reaches 940mm. The projectile is a 90mm munition featuring a tandem High-Explosive (HE) warhead with an effective range out to 300 meters. The 2x optical sight can help the operator engage a moving target in either day or night. The CR-90 family is similar in most respects to the American M72 LAW, both being fired from the shoulder and disposable after single use.

The C90 launcher is equipped to fire several projectile types against both armor and fortified structures - its 90mm caliber gives it considerable usefulness against a variety of target types. The "C" projectile is useful against armor up to 200 meters away and against 1,000mm of concrete. The "C-AM" round is an anti-tank/anti-personnel solution with penetration against concrete up to 600mm thick. The "CR" round is an anti-tank munition with ranges up to 300mm and penetration of concrete up to 1,000mm thick. The CR-RB follows suit but adds greater penetration against both armor up to 480mm and concrete up to 1,200mm. The "CR-AM" is a dual-purpose round with penetration against 220mm of steel and 600mm of concrete.

Specifications



Service Year
1990

Origin
Spain national flag graphic
Spain

Classification


90mm Disposable Anti-Tank Rocket Launcher


Instalaza SA - Spain
National flag of Colombia National flag of Ecuador National flag of India National flag of Indonesia National flag of Italy National flag of Malaysia National flag of Portugal National flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia National flag of Spain National flag of Yemen Colombia; Ecuador; Estonia; Indonesia; India; Italy; Malaysia; Portugal; Saudi Arabia; Spain; Yemen
(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.


Overall Length
940 mm
37.01 in
Barrel Length
940 mm
37.01 in
Empty Wgt
10.58 lb
4.80 kg
Sights


Integrated Optics


Action


Trigger-Actuated; Single-Shot; Disposable

(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)*


90mm

Sample Visuals**


Graphical image of a shoulder-fired rocket projectile
Rounds / Feed


Single-Shot
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
985 ft
(300 m | 328 yd)
Rate-of-Fire
1
rds/min
Muzzle Velocity
525 ft/sec
(160 m/sec)


C90 - Base Series Designation.
C90-CR(M3) - Hollow-charge warhead.
C90-CR-RB (M3) - Hollow-charge warhead.
C90-CR-AM (M3) - Shaped-charge warhead; mine-dispensing.
C90-CR-FIM (M3) - Red Phosphorous incendiary.
C90-CR-BK (M3) - Tandem warhead for bunker-busting initiatives.
C90-CR-IN (M3) - Inert warhead training model.


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