A Carl Gustav Angel

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  1. The No 1 (firer) receives a hell of a ‘whump’ from the concussive shot as the round leaves the barrel.
    As the No 2 (loader) on this beast I have suffered a singed moustache on several occasions from the curling back-blast.

    And as the good book says:
    The Carl-Gustaf system is a true multi-role, man-portable ‘artillery system’ that allows the user to defeat armoured vehicles, even with add-on armour protection (explosive reactive armour); destroy landing craft and bunkers, blast breach holes through brick and concrete walls, knock out concealed troops, deploy a smoke screen, and even turn night into day.

    The versatility of the system, with several different types of ammunition, allows the user to quickly respond to a wide range of ground threats. It can be fired using the standing, sitting, and prone position.

    Range:
    150 meters against tanks.
    700 meters against stationary targets.
    1000 meters against stationary targets with rocket-boosted ammunition.

    This weapon was used with great effect in the Falklands War against Argentinean troops who were bunkered down in defensive positions. Several ‘Charlie-G’s were fired in volleys at their positions as the attack went forward, which was an awesome sight to behold.

    True ‘shock & awe’!

    Yours Aye.

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