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M20 75mm Recoilless Rifle

This RCLR is a breech-loaded, singleshot, man-portable, crew-served weapon. It can be used in both antitank and antipersonnel roles. It can be fired it from the ground, using the bipod or the monopod, or from the shoulder. The most stable firing position is the prone position.

Used properly in combat, the 75's proved themselves time after time. They were accurate, hard-hitting weapons. The Infantryman considered the 75 as one of the best supporting weapons for both attack and defense in the Korean War. It could take on a T34 tank at 400 yards, it could destroy pillboxes or cave positions, and it could provide enfilading artillery support.

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