B-300

Notes: This man-portable multipurpose rocket launcher was designed by Israel for use by troops to tackle armor and fortifications. It is designed to be loaded, carried, and fired by one man. It comes in two sections: the firing unit, with the forward part of the firing tube, the handgrips, and sight; and the rear section, a disposable unit carrying one round of ammunition. The rear ammunition section is snapped into the forward section before firing. The firing unit includes a pair of handgrips, a folding bipod, and a 3x sight with illuminated stadia. The B-300 formed the basis for the US Marines M-12 SMAW rocket launcher (q.v.).

Weapon

Caliber

Weight

Length

Price

B-300

82mm

3.5 kg

1.35 meters

$910

Ammunition

Caliber

Weight

Price

HEAT Mk 1

82mm

4.5 kg

$119

HEAT Mk 2

82mm

5 kg

$134

HEFT (HEAT-HEDP)

82mm

5 kg

$123

Weapon

Reload

Range

IFR

Round

Damage

Pen

B-300

2

105

Nil

HEAT Mk 1

C8 B30

75C

 

2

100

Nil

HEAT Mk 2

C9 B30

92C

 

2

100

Nil

HEFT

C11 B32

50C/61C

Picket

Notes: The Picket was a LAW that Israel was experimenting with in the mid-1980s. It consisted of a disposable rocket launcher containing a supersonic rocket and a clip-on telescopic sight unit. The rocket requires very little lead on a moving enemy since the rocketís speed is so great and time of flight is so short. (The rocketís speed is roughly 1250 meters per phase.) The rocketís motor burns out after 2 seconds, and then the rocket self destructs if it hasnít hit anything.

Weapon

Caliber

Weight

Length

Price

Picket

81mm

6 kg (Complete)

760mm

$340

Weapon

Reload

Range

IFR

Round

Damage

Pen

Picket

0

128

Nil

HEAT

C8 B30

74C

Shipon

Notes: This Israeli weapon is replacing the M-136 and M-72 in Israeli service. The rocket is based on that of the B-300 rocket launcher, and the tube can be repacked by a qualified armorer for re-use. The sight incorporates an image intensifier and is removable.

Twilight 2000 Notes: This weapon is in extremely short supply.

Weapon

Caliber

Weight

Length

Price

Shipon

96mm

6 kg (Complete); 1.5 kg (Sight)

1.1 meters

$410 (Rocket); ($200 (Sight)

Weapon

Reload

Range

IFR

Round

Damage

Pen

Shipon

0*

125

Nil

HEAT-T

C12 B45

105C/131C