Image: M18 Recoilless Rifle (U.S. National Archive)
Origin & Designer
2 (Gunner & Loader)
2.46 kg (HE) 2.56 kg (AP) 2.57 kg
Practical Rate of Fire
Maximum Rate of Fire
The M18 was breech loading single shot weapon which was light enough to me transported by troops in the field. It had a calibre of 57mm and could fire HEAT, HE and WP rounds. It could be fired from the shoulder similar to the bazooka or mounted on either a bi-pod or tri-pod. It was more accurate and had a longer range than the bazooka. The M18 came too late to make a mark in WW2 but managed to see action in the Korean War.