• Short Summary

    BRITAIN IS TO BE SUPPLIED WITH MORE 500,000 WORTH OF SWEDISH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED IN STOCKHOLM.

  • Description

    BRITAIN IS TO BE SUPPLIED WITH MORE 500,000 WORTH OF SWEDISH ANTI-TANK WEAPONS, IT HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED IN STOCKHOLM. THE WEAPON, THE "CARL-GUSTAF" HAS ALREADY BEEN USED BY THE SWEDISH AND IRISH FORCES WITH THE UNITED NATIONS OPERATIONS IN THE CONGO.

    THE WEAPON, RESEMBLING A BAZOOKA, IS OPERATED BY A TWO-MAN TEAM. ALTHOUGH IT IS EXTREMELY LIGHT, WEIGHING ONLY 15-KILOS COMPLETE, IT CAN FIRE A GRENADE CAPABLE OF PENETRATING THE THICKEST KNOWN TANK ARMOUR.

    ITS EFFECTIVE RANGE AGAINST A STATIONARY TARGET IS 1,000 METRES. AGAINST A MOVING TARGET IT IS EFFECTIVE UP TO BETWEEN FOUR AND FIVE HUNDRED METRES. IN COMBAT, IT CAN FIRE SIX GRENADES A MINUTE.

    A CONTRACT HAS ALREADY BEEN SIGNED TO SUPPLY THE WEAPON TO WEST GERMANY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADQ4Q4RGZOZNI1MPZZCMB96W0I
    Media URN:
    VLVADQ4Q4RGZOZNI1MPZZCMB96W0I
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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