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The AE84-RCL is a man-portable, reloadable multi-role Recoilless Rifle designed to fire Mecar’s M540/M550 series range of 84 mm ammunition. Other 84 mm ammunition types are compatible with the AE84-RCL. The rifle consists of a thin walled rifle barrel with a hinged breech locking Venturi recoil damper to the rear. Forward hand and trigger grips provide firing position comfort and a rear stock supports the weapon to the operators shoulder. The AE84-RCL is fitted with optical and reversionary sights as standard. Optional laser ranger finder and image intensification/night vision equipment can be readily fitted. Mecar’s rocket-assisted HEAT round is able to penetrate more than 300 mm of armour steel, and has an effective range of more than 700 metres. A ballistically matched training round is also available.
|HE||M540 High explosive|
|HEAT||M543 High explosive Anti Tank (rocket assisted)|
|HEAT TP||M552 Training practice HEAT ballistically matched|
The AE84-RCL can be fired from any position. Bipod legs attach to the forward hand grip for added stability. Ammunition is loaded from the rear by opening/closing the hinged breech locking Venturi. The weapon is normally operated by a 2-man crew but is not essential. There must be sufficient space behind the weapon so that recoil blast is not obstructed.
|Crew||2 (optimal) or single operator|
|Breech||Hinge locking Venturi|
|Rate of fire||6 rounds per minute (typical)|
|Sights||Optical & Iron, Laser range finder & Image intensification|