|M113 106mm Recoilless Rifle|
|Variant(s)||M150, M901 ITW|
|Armor||Front 1 / Side 0 / Rear 0 / Top 0|
|Fuel Capacity||300 L|
|Operational Range||300 km|
|Recoilless Rifle||M40 RR|
The 106mm Recoilless Rifle (or 106mm RCL for short) was a lightweight recoilless rifle designed primarily as an anti-armour weapon but also used in an anti-personnel role. The gun was an air-cooled, breech-loaded, single-shot, crew-served weapon. The gun itself had a manually operated breech and percussion type firing mechanism, and the complete gun with sight bracket, firing cables and transfer box weighed 114kg (251 lbs).
This unit is one of the least expensive. Used from a protected position \ cover it can delay an assault until reinforcements arrive. Caught in the open even a dozen will not stop four tanks. It's accuracy is very poor. Use to lay ambushes along straits.
The 106mm Recoilless Rifle came into service in the mid 1950's, and was retired from the Regular Force in 1976 with the introduction of the TOW System. In the Reserve Force, the weapon was replaced in 1988 by the Carl Gustav.
The M40 recoilless rifle is a lightweight, portable, crew-served 105 mm weapon intended primarily as an anti-tank weapon made in the United States. The weapon is commonly described as being 106 mm, but it is in fact 105 mm; the 106 mm designation was designed to prevent confusion with the incompatible 105 mm ammunition from the failed M27.