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M20 American 75mm Recoilless Rifle

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"Infantry Weapons"
"Recoilless Guns"
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"PRO_Cambodia"
"PRO_Colombia"
"PRO_Congo"
"PRO_Ethiopia"
"PRO_Mauritania"
"PRO_Myanmar"
"PRO_Niger"
"PRO_Nigeria"
"PRO_Pakistan"
"PRO_Paraguay"
"PRO_Philippines"
"PRO_Saudi Arabia"
"PRO_South Korea (Republic of Korea)"
"PRO_Viet Nam"
"PRO_Yemen"
"PRO_Zambia"
"PRO_Zimbabwe"
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notes"The M20 recoilless rifle is a U.S. 75 mm caliber recoilless rifle T21E12 that was used during the last months of the Second World War and the M20 extensively during the Korean War. It could be fired from an M1917A1 .30 caliber machine gun tripod, or from a vehicle mount, typically a Jeep. Its shaped charge warhead, also known as HEAT, was capable of penetrating 100 mm of armor. Although the weapon proved ineffective against the T-34 tank during the Korean War and most other tanks, it was used primarily as a close infantry support weapon to engage all types of targets including infantry and lightly armored vehicles. The M20 proved useful against pillboxes and other types of field fortifications. Its poor armor penetration by the HEAT round was because of it being a spin-stabilized projectile rather than the later fin-stabilized rounds used in the 106mm M40 recoilless rifle."
dateOfIntroduction1945
countryOfOrigin"United States"
proliferation"Argentina, Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, Congo, Ethiopia, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, South Korea (Republic of Korea), Viet Nam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe"
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"M20_recoilless_rifle(B).jpg"
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name"System"
properties
name"Alternate Designation"
value"M20"
name"Type"
value"Recoilless Rifle"
name"Caliber"
value"75"
units"mm"
name"Manufacturer"
value"INA"
name"Crew"
value"1-2"
units"ea"
name"Recoil"
value"Recoilless"
name"Carriage"
value"M1917A1 tripod"
name"Elevation"
value"−27° to +65°"
name"Traverse"
value"360°"
name"Muzzle Velocity"
value"300 m/s"
name"Maximum Firing Range"
value"6.3 km"
name"Dimensions"
properties
name"Length"
value"2.1 m"
name"Barrel Length"
value"1.7 m"
name"Weight"
value"47 kg"
name"Ammunition"
properties
name"Name"
value"INA"
name"Type"
value"HEAT, HE, or Smoke"
name"Shell"
value"75 x 408 mm R"
name"Shell Weight"
value"9.3–10.3 kg"
name"Basic Load"
value"INA"
variants
name"Type 52 Chinese Recoilless Rifle"
notes"A Chinese copy of the M20 barrel and breech mechanism. It has a two-wheel carriage. Rifle weight, 60 kg; maximum horizontal range, 6,675 m; and muzzle velocity, 305 mps. The Type 52 fires HE and HEAT ammunition."
name"Type 56 Chinese Recoilless Rifle"
notes"An improved version of the Type 52. It has new optical sights and uses a different tripod."
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