Recoilless Rifles brought about portable, large-caliber direct firepower at the infantry level.The recoilless rifle was first seen in a practical example just prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) where it emerged as the Davis Gun of the United States Navy. The recoilless gun received its name from its inherent design where some of the produced propellant gasses were exited from the rear of the weapon, reducing some of the recoil effect. Despite the use of a rifled or smoothbore barrel, the generic name of "recoilless rifle" has now evolved to refer to both types of designs - despite not be technically correct in identifying the latter.
There are a total of 15 Recoilless Rifles in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
The 7.5cm Leichtgeschutz 40 recoilless weapon was developed for use by lightly armed airborne elements of the Germa...
The AirTronic GS-777 is a viable lightweight recoilless rifle design fired from the shoulder....
The Italian Breda Folgore provided a recoilless rocket rifle solution against armor for forward-operating infantry ...
The Carl-Gustav 84mm recoiless rifle design is a popular and widely used multi-purpose weapons platform appearing w...
The Carl-Gustav M4 recoilless rifle weapon is the latest incarnation of the classic Carl-Gustav shoulder-fired line...
The Davis Gun recoilless rifle was the first of its kind, fitted to some U.S. Navy seaplanes around the time of Wor...
The West German Dynamit Nobel PzF 44 2A1 was developed as a light anti-armor solution along the lines of the Soviet...
The L6 WOMBAT was a newer, lighter weight version of the previous BAT recoilless rifle offering used by the British...
Rushed to the frontlines during the latter stages of World War 2, the M18 series recoilless rifle can still be foun...
The M20 Recoilless Rifle saw action towards the end of World War 2 but was in widespread use by the time of the Kor...
Th American M40 Recoilless Rifle series appeared during the 1950s and still finds use on the battlefields of today....
Despite its entry of service in the early 1960s, the M67 Recoilless Rifle has managed a healthily long service tenu...
The MBB Armbrust shoulder-launched, man-portable rocket launcher appeared in the latter stages of the Cold War and ...
The Ordnance RCL 3.45in recoilless rifle design appeared too late to see service during World War 2....