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Estonian army armed with the latest version of the Swedish Carl Gustaf M4 grenade launcher

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Estonian army armed with the latest version of the Swedish Carl Gustaf M4 grenade launcher

The Estonian army is armed with the latest modification of the Swedish Carl Gustaf M4 grenade launcher; the grenade launcher manufacturer has already received a corresponding order. This was reported by the press service of Saab.


The Estonian Ministry of Defense has ordered the Swedish company Saab to supply Carl Gustaf M4 grenade launchers and ammunition for them. Quantity ordered weapons not reported, but the amount of the agreement is known - $ 12 million. Delivery time is 2021-2022.

The order was placed under a previously signed agreement between Estonia and Latvia with the Swedish Defense Materials Administration (Försvarets materielverk, or FMV), which allows Estonians to order grenade launchers and ammunition for 10 years.

At present, the Swedish grenade launchers of an earlier version of the Carl Gustaf M2 are already in service with the Estonian army. It is assumed that the operation of the two versions will be carried out in parallel, the new modification will not replace the old one, especially since the M4 can use ammunition from the M2.

The Carl Gustaf grenade launcher was created by the Swedish engineer Siegfried Axelson on the basis of the Carl Gustaf Pvg m / 42 anti-tank rifle. The weapon is designed to destroy armored targets, manpower and firing positions of the enemy, as well as create smoke screens and illuminate the terrain. For seven decades, four modifications have been created (M1, M2, M3 and M4).

The Carl Gustaf M4 was introduced in 2014. It weighs less than 7 kg (the first weighed more than 16 kg). Due to the variety of 84-mm ammunition, Carl Gustaf is a multifunctional combat vehicle and is in service with 45 armies around the world. The latest version was adopted by the 13 armies of the world.
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  1. rocket757
    rocket757 9 March 2021 10: 19
    -9
    Are they armed?
    Do they have an army?
    1. cniza
      cniza 9 March 2021 10: 26
      +4
      The owner will figure out how to use them ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 9 March 2021 10: 28
        -2
        This is understandable, the "good owner" will find a suitable place for everything ...
        1. cniza
          cniza 9 March 2021 10: 32
          0
          Well, they will recruit a couple of battalion groups and will use them as an irritant ...
    2. Insurgent
      Insurgent 9 March 2021 10: 30
      -1
      Estonian army armed with the latest version of the Swedish Carl Gustaf M4 grenade launcher

      On the Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) there are not enough funds, or the "main partner" in NATO has forbidden to buy them, so that they do not compete with the publicized FGM-148 Javelin?

      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik 9 March 2021 10: 45
        +6
        Quote: Insurgent
        Next Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW) Not Enough Funds

        What are the benefits of NLAW? Disposable ATGM, with a maximum range of 600 meters. This is the RPG-7 level.
        Carl Gustav M4 has a GCGM rocket with a range of 2000 meters, laser guidance. A whole line of grenades with a range of 500-700 meters.
        1. zadorin1974
          zadorin1974 9 March 2021 13: 20
          +1
          The main set of ammunition consists of more than 20 types and has a range of 700-1000 m. And controlled 1500-1800. Gustav is a very good weapon, though not cheap. Recently (5 years) three dwarfs have noticeably rushed in modern weapons, I note that in NEW and not used. And this is not happy. When there is bile in the skull instead of brains and a bunch of weapons from a neighboring pack of jackals, it is alarming at least.
      2. YOUR
        YOUR 10 March 2021 07: 55
        -2
        Colorfully. But they immediately explain why such a beautiful explosion ... ... simulated ammunition. I wonder how many explosives they laid a ton or more?
        1. Insurgent
          Insurgent 10 March 2021 08: 06
          +1
          Quote: YOUR
          Colorfully. But they immediately explain why such a beautiful explosion ... ... simulated ammunition. I wonder how many explosives they laid a ton or more?


          In the presence of ammunition, especially high-explosive fragmentation action, no imitation is required for such a "colorful" detonation.







    3. Lara Croft
      Lara Croft 10 March 2021 23: 13
      0
      Quote: rocket757
      Are they armed?

      Yes, yes. Finnish wheeled armored personnel carriers, the latest Korean self-propelled guns, enemy anti-tank systems (including 80 Javelins).
      Do they have an army?

      Unfortunately yes. One fully deployed MPBR.
      For comparison, in the entire 6th OA of the Ground Forces of the Russian Federation (covers the entire Russian North-West), there are only three MRBR.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 11 March 2021 07: 42
        0
        In any joke there is a desire to Joke.
        NO JOKES - there is no sense in considering the under-army of the Baltic sisters separately from such a structure as NATO, for objective reasons ...
        Objectively, in total they are simply more, military expenditures are much higher, etc.
        We DO NOT NEED that direction, why are they jerking ... their affairs.
        They will climb to us, they will get on the horns in any of the ways available to us .... they also understand this and are in no hurry to follow the "extreme" ... but all kinds of chatter were, is and will be, from all opposing sides.
        1. Lara Croft
          Lara Croft 11 March 2021 11: 02
          0
          Quote: rocket757
          In any joke there is a desire to Joke.

          What's the point?
          NO JOKES - there is no sense in considering the under-army of the Baltic sisters separately from such a structure as NATO, for objective reasons ...

          I would not consider the land component of the Armed Forces of the Baltic States as
          pre-army

          Yes, in the PBR. / MPBr. there are no tanks, but there are excellent armored personnel carriers, SGs of foreign production, which surpass ours in their performance characteristics ...
          On our SG "Akatsiya" there are weapons from the Great Patriotic War, SG "Msta-S" also does not reach the Korean SGK9 in terms of its performance characteristics .... Soldiers do not ride on Finnish armored personnel carriers in service with the Estonian Army, but sit in a spacious cabin .. ..
          In addition, in all the Baltic countries there are irregular formations (similar to the Scandinavian Hemvern troops), which are supported and equipped by the state and public organizations. We do not have such volunteer units.
          Moreover, on VO there was an article about a pistol for the Russian Guard, so many forum users there believe that the Russian National Guard is not needed ...
          It is clear that NATO considers these states as a single whole, and sooner or later, some command "North-East" will be created on their territory, where the armed forces of the Baltic states will be reinforced by NATO units, probably primarily the Air Force and AA ....
          The most common NATO facilities in the Baltic countries are training grounds and military bases, there are as many as seven of them on the territory of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia.
          All three countries have multinational NATO battalions and units of the US Armed Forces' rotational armored brigade - in Latvia they are based in Adazi, in Estonia - in Tapa, in Lithuania - in Rukla.

          (see the layout of NATO facilities)
          Read more: https://lv.sputniknews.ru/infographics/20190119/10679219/Sily-NATO-v-stranakh-Baltii.html
          But everything is still not so bad because of the carelessness of the Balts themselves, here is an article about the Baltic countries of that year, maybe you will laugh ...
          Baltic Army: what will happen if NATO does not help
          https://topwar.ru/167688-vooruzhennye-sily-stran-baltii-chto-budet-esli-nato-ne-pomozhet.html
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 11 March 2021 11: 19
            0
            Quote: Lara Croft
            Baltic Army: what will happen if NATO does not help

            And who is attacking in that direction?
            Bases, polygons and what?
            a territory that cannot be defended, if anything ... that's why no one lingers there for a long time.
            In reality, everything fits into the obvious, no one dares to attack nuclear superpowers until they themselves begin to fall apart, and even then, this is an extreme quest .. and the rest is all lyrics.
            1. Lara Croft
              Lara Croft 11 March 2021 11: 21
              0
              Quote: rocket757
              Quote: Lara Croft
              Baltic Army: what will happen if NATO does not help

              And who is attacking in that direction?

              Here the article was about how our troops in the KOR are moving along the coast of Poland, and the 6th OA captures the entire Baltic (apparently smashing the local Armed Forces and NATO contingents) ...
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 11 March 2021 11: 29
                +1
                And dreamers, dreamers, compilers of different plans, also want to eat their own bread and butter ... you can't forbid it. This is their "job".
  2. The leader of the Redskins
    The leader of the Redskins 9 March 2021 10: 20
    +2
    A good, time-tested weapon.
    1. Vol4ara
      Vol4ara 9 March 2021 10: 30
      +1
      Quote: Leader of the Redskins
      A good, time-tested weapon.

      By the way. How are we with equipping armored vehicles with modern kaz? Somehow I was never interested in this
      1. Nestor Vlakhovski
        Nestor Vlakhovski 9 March 2021 11: 05
        -2
        How are we with equipping armored vehicles with modern kaz?
        No way. No KAZ - no problem.
        However, this does not apply to this topic in any way, Carl Gustav has long ceased to be considered an anti-tank tool.
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 9 March 2021 12: 03
          +6
          Quote: Nestor Vlahovski

          However, this does not apply to this topic in any way, Carl Gustav has long ceased to be considered an anti-tank tool.

          But it serves very well as a means of strengthening for the infantry.
          1. Nestor Vlakhovski
            Nestor Vlakhovski 9 March 2021 12: 46
            +1
            Quote: Aron Zaavi
            But it serves very well as a means of strengthening for the infantry.

            Therefore, it received such prevalence in many armies.
            A hefty, long-range and relatively light weapon with the widest choice of ammunition, it would still not be popular with the soldiers.
          2. IS-80_RVGK2
            IS-80_RVGK2 9 March 2021 14: 17
            -2
            Is Israel planning purchases?
        2. 3danimal
          3danimal 9 March 2021 13: 28
          0
          And yet he is easily able to fry an armored personnel carrier, infantry fighting vehicle, and even a tank to the side (500mm behind the DZ).
          1. Nestor Vlakhovski
            Nestor Vlakhovski 9 March 2021 13: 38
            +1
            Armor penetration 500mm for a cumulative with a caliber of 84mm, this is something from the field of unscientific fiction. But even the fact that there are all sorts of armored personnel carriers is enough for the eyes.
            In new modifications, grandfather Gustav was presented with new "glasses" with a laser rangefinder. with a thermal imager, a "smart sight" and remote detonation shells, the enemy's infantry traditionally hiding in the relief and behind the folds of the terrain had serious problems.
            1. 3danimal
              3danimal 9 March 2021 15: 06
              0
              Armor penetration of 500mm for a cumulative with a caliber of 84mm, this is something from the field of unscientific fiction

              No, different sources say about a HEAT 751 shot with a penetration of 500 + mm behind the remote sensing.
              And what is surprising, the "Whirlwind" in the caliber 130mm penetrates 800 + mm.
              1. Nestor Vlakhovski
                Nestor Vlakhovski 9 March 2021 15: 14
                -1
                They say, but it's hard to believe.
                The design and materials of the funnel have not changed since the 80s, heavy metals for the formation of a cumulative jet stream began to be used at the same time. Where the twofold increase in characteristics came from is unknown. Probably from new methods for calculating this armor penetration.
                1. 3danimal
                  3danimal 9 March 2021 15: 44
                  +1
                  Look: 84mm penetrates 500mm, ratio 5,95
                  130mm penetrates 800mm, ratio 6,15.
                  Nobody questions the armor penetration of the "Whirlwind" ATGM smile
                  And she is over 20 years old.
                  1. Nestor Vlakhovski
                    Nestor Vlakhovski 9 March 2021 18: 40
                    -1
                    Convinced.
                    Probably, Carl Gustav is still a danger even for heavy armored vehicles.
  3. cniza
    cniza 9 March 2021 10: 25
    +5
    Due to the variety of 84-mm ammunition, Carl Gustaf is a multifunctional combat vehicle and is in service with 45 armies around the world. The latest version was adopted by the 13 armies of the world.


    A serious machine and not a bad business for the Swedes ...
  4. Basarev
    Basarev 9 March 2021 10: 42
    -9
    And we have, damn it, hitherto ancient RPG-7, who still remember Gagarin.
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik 9 March 2021 10: 51
      +1
      AND? Karl Gustav has just reached the level of the RPG-7. It is not possible to argue with the fact that new grenades and missiles are needed, progress does not stand still. As a launcher, it has not lost its relevance.
      1. Basarev
        Basarev 9 March 2021 10: 54
        -6
        I don’t know, I would prefer that the grenade launcher was always younger than the soldier firing from it. Technical novelty at any cost. You cannot hold on to the old, deepening the lag.
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik 9 March 2021 11: 02
          +5
          Newness for the sake of novelty is nonsense. New shots for 7ki are definitely needed, disposable RPGs of course, the newest ATGMs of 2-3-4 generations of course. One does not cancel the other, everything has its own tasks.
          1. Basarev
            Basarev 9 March 2021 11: 08
            -13%
            Just not delirium. It should be normal for our army to be at least two generations ahead of the most advanced rival. And not as now - backwardness lags behind and protects, covering the gap with corpses.
            1. Niko
              Niko 9 March 2021 12: 49
              +7
              When we can get ahead in terms of money (At least Sweden) then we will be able to afford the luxury of TRYING to be ahead of any rival by "generations"
  5. Dimide
    Dimide 9 March 2021 10: 49
    +1
    If I'm not mistaken, they have long been even in service with the US ILC, not only among the Europeans
  6. screw cutter
    screw cutter 9 March 2021 10: 53
    +1
    Now there would be more enemy tanks to them ...
    Who told them at all that Russia would trample on them with tank wedges?
    1. jonht
      jonht 9 March 2021 11: 02
      0
      Why a wedge? No need for a wedge, enough MLRS and carpet bombing ... There are territories for 2, maybe 3 calls for the Air Force, and a battalion of the funeral team for cleaning ... (just kidding) wassat
    2. Andrei Nikolaevich
      Andrei Nikolaevich 9 March 2021 12: 30
      -1
      In the best case, the crowd of our drunken demobels has pinned down and will disperse this whole "army".
  7. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 March 2021 10: 57
    +3
    Estonian army armed with the latest version of the Swedish Carl Gustaf M4 grenade launcher
    And there is nothing strange in this. The Swedes are at your side and Carl Gustaf is a well-known brand that has proven itself in the world. Another thing is interesting. The Estonian army - 5 people in the ranks and they have grenade launchers for 500 million green. Not too much with previous versions? Probably the more, the worse.
    1. Reserve buildbat
      Reserve buildbat 9 March 2021 11: 07
      -2
      They just buy 12 Karlov per piece. laughing
    2. Vladimir_2U
      Vladimir_2U 9 March 2021 11: 11
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      grenade launchers for 12 million green
      How many "KG" will be delivered is unknown, but so the BC is worth something, right? At least 100 shots per barrel.
    3. Romka47
      Romka47 9 March 2021 11: 24
      -1
      just to everyone with a grenade launcher and a shot to it, Volkssturm recalled laughing
      this they immediately prepare for the "final stage")
    4. iouris
      iouris 9 March 2021 11: 54
      -2
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Not too much with previous versions?

      And what is the Baltics? This is a landfill, a warehouse and a beachhead, you know ...
    5. alexmach
      alexmach 9 March 2021 12: 59
      -1
      Probably counting on reservists. This is the mass weapon of infantry units, the RPG-7 in practice.
  8. Andrei Nikolaevich
    Andrei Nikolaevich 9 March 2021 12: 29
    -1
    At the word "Estonian army", the Baltic army "it becomes funny to me.
    1. sharp-lad
      sharp-lad 9 March 2021 20: 53
      +1
      Funny, not funny, but a full-blooded division for three will be typed. Taking into account the reservists and the analogue of the National Guard - up to two divisions, and this is already a real force. So you don't need to laugh, but take into account the necessary resources.
  9. Undecim
    Undecim 9 March 2021 14: 10
    +3
    The Carl Gustaf grenade launcher was created by the Swedish engineer Siegfried Axelson on the basis of the Carl Gustaf Pvg m / 42 anti-tank rifle.
    The author, apparently, is also from the Baltics. Such a constructor did not exist in nature. Designers - Hugo Abramson and Harald Yentzen.
  10. yfast
    yfast 9 March 2021 14: 19
    -1
    Quote: Andrey Nikolaevich
    At the word "Estonian army", the Baltic army "it becomes funny to me.
    They themselves, of course, no one and call them in any way, but everyone understands everything. Come to the fight alone, I will come alone with my brother.
    C