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M67 90mm recoilless rifle
« on: November 05, 2019, 05:01:30 PM »
(I just noticed that there hasn't been a thread on this long-serving weapon system, despite there having been a thread on its replacement with the RPG-7.)



M67 90mm recoilless rifle

Quote from: Characteristics:
The 90mm recoilless rifle, M67, is a lightweight, portable, crew-served weapon intended primarily as an antitank weapon. It can be employed in an antipersonnel role too. It is designed to be fired primarily from the ground using the bipod and monopod, but it may be fired from the shoulder. It is an air-cooled, breech-loaded, single-shot rifle that fired fixed ammunition. The rifle is equipped with a manually operated breech mechanism. It is designed for direct firing only, and sighting equipment for this purpose is furnished with each weapon...

Quote from: Tabulated data (90mm Recoilless Rifle, M67.)
  • Weight: Complete system (unloaded) -- 35 pounds. [15.8kg] Telescope with mount and instrument light -- 2 1/2 pounds. [1.1kg]
  • Overall length -- 53 inches. [1.34m]
  • Height ground mounted (approx.) -- 17 inches. [43.8cm]
  • Maximum range (approx.) -- 2,100 meters.
  • Maximum range (as determined by sight graduations) -- 800 meters.
  • Maximum effective range: HEAT, TP -- 400 meters. Antipersonnel -- 300 meters.
  • Rates of fire -- Rapid: 1 round each 6 seconds, not to exceed 5 rounds. Sustained: 1 round per minute indefinitely.
Note: When firing, the rapid rate of fire, a 15-minute cooling period must be observed after every five rounds.
 


 
Source:
FM 23-11 (90mm Recoilless Rifle, M67)