The new Carl Gustaf is lighter, smarter and more lethal

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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
 

ugly

LE
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#2
According to TFB its been approved for adoption across the US Army
 

ugly

LE
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#5
US SF/ Rangers have used the old style in afghan for years
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
 

Auld-Yin

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#6
Lighter sounds good. Carrying that thing was a right barsteward!
 

ugly

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Gout Man

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#8
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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