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US M30 75mm Recoilless Rifle Shell

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  Lot #137  (Sale Order: 138 of 316)  
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An interesting US M30 75mm Recoilless Rifle Shell in good condition complete with inert warhead. A recoilless rifle is a lightweight weapon that fires a heavier projectile that would be impractical to fire from a recoiling weapon of comparable size. The typical recoilless gun functions very much like a conventional gun. The projectile and propellant are supplied as a single round and loaded into the breech. When fired, however, instead of all the propellant blast following the projectile out the barrel, a large portion is allowed to escape to the rear, gaining a rearward directed momentum which is nearly equal to the forward momentum of the projectile. This balance of momenta ensure that the momentum of the rifle/projectile/exhaust gas system is conserved without imparting much momentum (recoil) to the rifle itself.

This item is part of Firearms, Militaria, Nautical and Radio Auction!
 Saturday, Apr 24, 2010 | 1:00 PM  Eastern

US M30 75mm Recoilless Rifle Shell
Lot number: 137
Seller: Echoes of Glory International Military Auction House
Event: Firearms, Militaria, Nautical and Radio Auction!
Ends: Saturday, April 24 | 1:00 PM  Eastern

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