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The U.S. Army Is Testing a Devastating New Weapon: A Super ‘Bazooka’ | The National Interest Blog

The U.S. Army Is Testing a Devastating New Weapon: A Super ‘Bazooka’ | The National Interest Blog

In 1946, two Swedes named Hugo Abramson and Harald Jentzen designed the Carl Gustaf, which at the time appeared to be just another recoilless rifle like the famous bazooka. Many of these weapons fell out of use in the following decades as anti-tank missiles took over.

But the Carl Gustaf stuck around — and for a different role than Abramson and Jentzen had planned in the 1940s. For one, it’s now just as much an anti-infantry weapon owing to its range, low cost and types of ammunition.

Source: The U.S. Army Is Testing a Devastating New Weapon: A Super ‘Bazooka’ | The National Interest Blog