M3 Carl Gustav

The 84mm Medium Direct Fire Support Weapon (MDFSW) M3 is a breech loaded, percussion fired, recoil-less, shoulder controlled weapon that is highly accurate and versatile.

It is fired by one soldier from all the normal firing positions. The back blast danger area (BBDA) must be taken into account and the firing position adjusted to suit. A second soldier carries the ammunition and acts as a loader.

The M3 version was designed to withstand arctic, tropic and desert conditions better than the M1 or M2 versions.

Calibre 84mm
Weight 10kg (with bipod and sight)
Length 106.5cm
Back blast danger area

60m (rear)

82cm (side)

Ammunition types

High explosive anti-personnel

High explosive anti-tank


Non-explosive practice