The new Carl Gustaf is lighter, smarter and more lethal

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  1. Saab’s new Carl Gustaf, the M4 or M3E1, is roughly 6.5 lbs lighter but is smarter and far more lethal than its predecessor, according to Jack Seymour, the marketing director for Saab North America.

    The legacy 84mm recoilless anti-tank rocket, or Carl Gustaf M3, is popular with U.S. special operations troops.

    However, the new model comes with new bells and whistles to include a ballistics computer system that provides the gunner with their next aiming point, allowing the operator to lase the target for accurate fires.

    The new Carl Gustaf is lighter, smarter and more lethal

    The Tube is now a composite with a thin steel liner and carbon fiber outer skin
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  2. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    According to TFB its been approved for adoption across the US Army
  3. US SF/ Rangers have used the old style in afghan for years
  4. I'll have a box full for Bonfire Night please.
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  5. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    And the new one as well! It may be their experience with it that pushed for the lightweight option. Lets face it they don't like carrying heavy things
  6. Auld-Yin

    Auld-Yin LE Reviewer Book Reviewer Reviews Editor

    Lighter sounds good. Carrying that thing was a right barsteward!
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  7. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    The ammo was no fun either.
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  8. Gout Man

    Gout Man LE Book Reviewer

    Quite remarkable how heavy it was considering it was fecking hollow! I remember lugging it over that rock desert in Kenya, made the Gimpy feel light!
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  9. I think it's still got all the lumpy sticky out bits to bang into you :(

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