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B-11 recoilless gun in Batey ha-Osef Museum, Israel.

The B-11 recoilless rifle (It is also known as RG107)[1] is a Soviet 107 mm smoothbore recoilless gun. It entered service in 1954,[2] and was typically towed by a 6x6 ZIL-157 truck or a UAZ 4x4 truck.[3][4]

Designed by KB Mashinostroyeniya (KBM), Kolomna.

It is fitted using a PBO-4 sight which has a 5.5x zoom direct fire sight and a 2.5x zoom sight for indirect fire.

SpecificationsEdit

 
B-11 recoilless rifle in Batey ha-Osef Museum, Israel.
  • Crew: 5
  • Calibre: 107 mm (4.21 in)
  • Weight: 304.8 kg (672 lb)
  • Length: 3.56 m (11.67 ft) (travel position)
  • Barrel length: 3.383 m (11 ft)
  • Height: 1.19 m (3.90 ft) (firing position). 0.9 m (3 ft) (travel)
  • Traverse: 35 degrees in each direction
  • Elevation: -10/+45
  • Rate of fire: 6 rounds per minute

AmmunitionEdit

  • BK-883 - HEAT.
    Projectile 7.51 kg (16.5 lb).
    Complete round 12.5 kg (27.5 lb).
    Warhead 1.06 kg (2.3 lb) of RDX/Aluminium.
    GK-2 PIBD fuze.
    Range: 450 m (490 yd) (effective) 1,400 m (1,530 yd) (max).
    Penetration 381 mm (15 in).
    Muzzle velocity
  • O-883A - FRAG-HE.
    Projectile 8.5 kg (19 lb).
    Complete round 13.5 kg (30 lb).
    Warhead 2.088 kg (4.6 lb) Amatol 80/20.
    GK-2 PIBD fuze.
    Muzzle velocity: 375 m/s (1,230 fp/s)[clarification needed].
    Range: 1,300 m (1,420 yd) (direct) 6,650 m (7,270 yd) (indirect)

UsersEdit

Current users

Former users

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • International Institute for Strategic Studies (February 2016). The Military Balance 2016. 116. Routlegde. ISBN 9781857438352.
  1. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2019-05-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Foss, Christopher F. (1981). Artillery of the world (U.S. ed.). New York: Scribner. ISBN 9780684167220. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
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  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-08-15. Retrieved 2019-05-31. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. ^ Military Balance 2016, p. 320.
  6. ^ Military Balance 2016, p. 429.
  7. ^ Military Balance 2016, p. 239.
  8. ^ Military Balance 2016, p. 445.
  9. ^ Military Balance 2016, p. 328.
  10. ^ Military Balance 2016, p. 271.
  11. ^ McNab, Chris (2018). Sagger Anti-Tank Missile vs M60 Main Battle Tank: Yom Kippur War 1973. Duel 84. Osprey Publishing. p. 44. ISBN 9781472825773.
  12. ^ Rottman, Gordon L. (1993). Armies of the Gulf War. Elite 45. Osprey Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 9781855322776.
  13. ^ Jowett, Philip (2016). Modern African Wars (5): The Nigerian-Biafran War 1967-70. Oxford: Osprey Publishing Press. p. 20. ISBN 978-1472816092.
  14. ^ Ezell, Edward Clinton (1988). Personal firepower. The Illustrated history of the Vietnam War 15. Bantam Books. pp. 142–143. OCLC 1036801376.

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