Kargil actually was a good test lab for RCLs and they did pretty well too... I think extremely capable for close combat and firing at higher positions. I agree, precision is less but then does damage too..
The missile was used successfully in the 1973 Yom Kippur War by the Egyptian army. On average each missile team expended 20 rounds—or about 2,000 rounds per division during the war. Soviet sources claim that the missile accounted for 800 Israeli tank losses, though some sources report as high as 1,063 — this probably includes tanks that were out of action for less than 24 hours and then returned to duty after repairs.
I was in Kargil.
Where exactly were RCLs used?
Misquote - Karl Gutavs which are RCLs in classification.
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Carl Gustav is not an RCL Gun; at least not in the Indian Army.
It is the replacement for the 3.5" Rocket Launcher.
IA had 57mm RCL for the Mountains and 106mm RCL for the Plains.
They have been replaced by Missiles.
IPakistan Army uses the RPG 7 not India
Haven't understood you.
I thought we were talking of the IA.
It uses 84mm Carl Gustav.
I have not mentioned anything of the Pak Army!
Where did you get that from?
Last edited by Ray; 28-04-12 at 11:49 PM.
84 mm is the standard size of Carl Gustav and is clearly a RCL Rifle.
The Indian Army nomenclature is Rocket Launcher 84mm Carl Gustav.
Visit any infantry battalion and check it out, even if you don't believe me, having commanded an Infantry unit and an Infantry Brigade.
Ask them for a RCL and check the reaction!
Last edited by Ray; 29-04-12 at 12:16 AM.
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