M60 recoilless gun
82-mm M60 recoilless gun
|Place of origin||Yugoslavia|
|Used by||See Users|
Syrian Civil War
|Weight||122 kg (269 lb)|
|Length||2.20 m (7.2 ft)|
|Height||0.83 m (2.7 ft)|
|Elevation||-20 to +35°|
|Rate of fire||4 rpm|
|Muzzle velocity||388 m/s (1,270 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||500 m (1,600 ft)|
|Maximum firing range||4,500 m (2.8 mi)|
The M60 is mounted on a towing carriage with wheels for transport and firing. Aiming is done with an optical sight. Ammunition for the M60 includes two fin-stabilized HEAT rounds. The first HEAT projectile for the M60 had an effective range of 500 meters. The second was an improved version that used a rocket booster to increase the effective range to 1,000 meters.
The maximum range of the piece is 4,700 meters. Direct fire is limited to 1,500 meters against stationary targets and 1,000 meters against moving targets. The M60 is credited with a 220mm penetration of armor with its HEAT round.
- Yugoslavia: It was used by the Yugoslav People's Army.
- Republic of Macedonia
- Syrian National Coalition: It is being used in the Syrian Civil War.
- JIW, p. 746.
- WEG, p. 62.
- JIW, p. 747. Sources from post-Yugoslavian republics claim later rounds increased armor penetration to 300 - 400mm.
- (JIW) Hogg, Ian. Jane's Infantry Weapons 1984-85, London: Jane's Publishing Company Ltd., 1984.
- (WEG) U.S. Army. Worldwide Equipment Guide 2001, Training and Doctrine Command, 2001.
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