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The Carl Gustav (also Carl-Gustaf and M2CG; pronounced "Carl Gustaf") is a 84 mm man-portable reusable multi-role recoilless rifle produced by Saab Bofors Dynamics (formerly Bofors Anti-Armour AB) in Sweden. The first prototype of the Carl Gustaf was produced in 1946, and while similar weapons of the era have generally disappeared, the Carl Gustaf remains in widespread use today.
In its country of origin it is officially named Grg m/48 (Granatgevär or grenade rifle, model 48). British troops refer to it as the Charlie G, while Canadian troops often refer to it as the 84, Carl G or Carlo. In U.S. military service it is known as the M3 Multi-role Anti-armor Anti-tank Weapon System (MAAWS) or Ranger Antitank Weapons System (RAWS), but is often called the Gustav or the Goose or simply the Carl Johnson by U.S. soldiers. In Australia it is irreverently known as Charlie Gusto or Charlie Gutsache (guts ache, slang for stomach pain).
|Weight||Rifle: 8.5 kg (19 lb)
Mount: 0.8 kg (1.8 lb)
|Length||Overall: 1.1 m (3 ft 7 in)|
|Crew||Two (gunner and loader), but may be used by a single operator at a reduced rate of fire.|
|Cartridge||84×246 mm R|
|Caliber||84 mm (3.31 inches)|
|Rate of fire||6 rounds per minute|
|Muzzle velocity||230–255 m/s (750–840 ft/s)|
|Feed system||Hinged breech|
|Sights||Open (iron) sights; optical 3×; laser rangefinder; image intensification system|
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