Carl Gustav recoilless rifle

Silhouette (Visual identification)

Carl Gustav recoilless rifle
Category Recoilless Guns/Rifles
Operating System Recoilless launch
Cartridge
Length 1130 mm
Feeding hinged breech

The Carl Gustav can be fired from the standing, kneeling, sitting or prone positions. A bipod may be attached in front of the shoulder piece. An operating handle called a "Venturi lock" is used to move the hinged breech to one side for reloading. The weapon is normally operated by a two-man crew, one carrying and firing the weapon, the other carrying ammunition and reloading.

Global distribution map

Weapon prevalence origin Country of origin licensed Licensed production unauthorized Production without a license
X
Scale dependend aggregation of production sites

The Carl Gustav recoilless rifle is found in 47 countries

This map is a reflection of data on global distribution and production provided primarily by the BwVC. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.


Global distribution list

The data on global distribution and production is provided primarily by the BwVC, but also from national and regional focal points on SALW control; data published by think tanks, international organizations and experts; and/or data provided by individual researchers on SALW. It is not exhaustive. If you would like to add to or amend the data, please click here.

Origin Country of origin
Production Licensed production
Non-Licensed Production Production without a licence
G Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by Governmental agencies.
N Non-Government: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is held by non-Governmental armed groups.
U Unspecified: Sources indicate that this type of weapon is found in the country, but do not specify whether it is held by Governmental agencies or non-Governmental armed groups.

It is entirely possible to have a combination of tags beside each country. For example, if country X is tagged with a G and a N, it means that at least one source of data identifies Governmental agencies as holders of weapon type Y, and at least one other source confirms the presence of the weapon in country X with non-Governmental armed groups.

Australia (AUS)
G
Austria (AUT)
G
Bangladesh (BGD)
G
Belgium (BEL)
G
Belize (BLZ)
G
Botswana (BWA)
G
Brazil (BRA)
G
Burkina Faso (BFA)
G
Canada (CAN)
G
Chile (CHL)
G
G
Denmark (DNK)
G
Estonia (EST)
G
Germany (DEU)
G
Ghana (GHA)
G
Greece (GRC)
G
Honduras (HND)
G
India (IND)
O
G
Indonesia (IDN)
G
Ireland (IRL)
G
Israel (ISR)
G
Japan (JPN)
O
G
Kenya (KEN)
G
Kuwait (KWT)
G
Latvia (LVA)
G
Libya (LBY)
G
Lithuania (LTU)
G
Malaysia (MYS)
G
G
Netherlands (NLD)
G
New Zealand (NZL)
G
Nigeria (NGA)
G
Norway (NOR)
G
Pakistan (PAK)
G
Poland (POL)
G
Portugal (PRT)
G
Sierra Leone (SLE)
G
Singapore (SGP)
G
Slovakia (SVK)
G
Sri Lanka (LKA)
N
Sweden (SWE)
O
G
Thailand (THA)
G
G
G
G
Venezuela (VEN)
G
Zambia (ZMB)
G

Visual identification (Silhouette)

Carl Gustav recoilless rifle (4)