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M18 recoilless rifle
M18rifle
General Historical Information
Place of origin USA
Type Recoilless rifle
Effective range 450 m (M307A1)
Ammunition M307A1 HEAT projectile
M306 HE shell
M308 smoke shell
T25E1 canister shot
General Ingame Information
Debut in FHSW Upcoming!
Used by USA
Scope M86F optical scope
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The M18 was a 57 mm anti-tank recoilless rifle used by the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War. The main advantage over the Bazooka was the greatly improved accuracy and range. On the downside it was often unable to penetrate the late war German tanks, against the light Japanese tanks however, it proved to be very successful.

Because of the great range it feels different from the Bazooka, it's like carrying an AT gun on your shoulder. To be able to also hit something at these distance it's equipped with the M86F scope.

If you see a 6 m wide target and it fits exactly between the two stadia lines fire away! You can read the target's distance on the left. Similarly if a target is roughly 3 m wide you have to line it up with one stadia line and the centre line.

The weapon is available with the following ammunition:

  • M307A1: HEAT projectile which penetrates up to 76 mm of armour
  • M306: high-explosive for use against soft targets
  • M308: smoke shell
  • T25E1: canister shot, extremely effective against infantry, low range

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