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3.45 in RCL Mk 1 Recoilless Gun

Country of OriginUnited Kingdom
TypeRecoilless Gun
Caliber88.000 mm
Length1,741.000 mm
Weight34.020 kg
Ammunition Weight7.37 kg
Range914 m
Muzzle Velocity183 m/s


ww2dbaseThe 3.45-inch RCL Mk 1 recoilless rifles were designed by Dennis Burney and manufactured by Burney's Broadway Trust Company. Their muzzle velocity was low for a weapon intended on being anti-vehicle weapons, but the high-explosive squash head (HESH) shells achieved good results against tank armor. Excessive wear of the barrels during testing caused production delays, thus these weapons were not delivered to front line units fighting in Burma as originally planned.

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Last Major Revision: Sep 2013


British soldier with a 3.45 in RCL Mk I recoilless rifle, date unknown

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British soldier with a 3.45 in RCL Mk I recoilless rifle, date unknown

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