Just over a year after announcing a handful of major of upgrades to its arsenal of shoulder-fired M3 Carl Gustaf recoilless rifle, the legendary weapon is getting yet another lethal booster shot in the form of some deadly precision-guided munitions.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
GRAFENWOEHR, Germany — The AT-4 may be a disposable, low-cost alternative to more robust anti-tank systems, but it’s a crowd favorite. Weighing in at less than 15 pounds, the light single-shot weapon is a very popular piece of Army equipment.
After more than a year testing a handful of major upgrades to the shoulder-fired M3 recoilless rifle, the Army is racing to dole out more than 1,000 of the brutal anti-tank bazooka system to lucky soldiers around the world.
U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Rebecca Floto/Photo illustration by Matt Battaglia
On May 21, 2011, Marine Sgt. Matthew Parker was on a patrol in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in search of enemy weapons. Parker, a squad leader with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, set out with the rest of platoon after receiving reports that insurgents in the area had recoilless rifles.