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  • Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.



    The video gradually escalates from 12ga to 7.62 to... what is a Charley-G? 84mm? Anyway, he nailed it!

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    Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

    Wow that guy needs to work on his aim...

    Can't hit skeet...

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    • #3
      Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

      But he can hit a flying car with a Gustav! That thing can't be very hard to use.

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      • #4
        Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

        Originally posted by sordavie View Post
        But he can hit a flying car with a Gustav! That thing can't be very hard to use.
        To be honest my first impression was that is was fake... It's hard to tell considering how fuzzy the video is, but something doesn't look right...

        EDIT: Yeah know I know it's a fake

        Meet the REAL Gustav!

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        • #5
          Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

          Besides the CG not firing rounds with self-guiding warheads and the fact that the cameraman would be on the ground suffering burns (or possibly death) from the backblast... yeah, anti-tank weapons make a loud boom or crack when you fire them. Not a puff of smoke and a "ffffsssshhhhhooooo". I remember firing an M136 (AT-4). Thing's loud...



          AT-4 is almost the same thing as the Gustav (the title is wrong, it isn't a grenade launcher). Gustav is firing what amounts to a small cannon round. That's why the AG is removing the shell after the gunner fires. They call it a recoilless rifle because the round being fired gains its stabilization in flight by the Gustav's rifled barrel.

          BTW, the assistant gunner and the camera-man are moving back just for lame training safety reasons. Backblast won't mess you up so long as you stay right at the gunner's side.
          Last edited by Gill; 04-24-2010, 01:29 AM.

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          • #6
            Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

            Depends, he might have gotten ahold of an old PIAT instead :D

            All kidding aside... The CG is a recoilless rifle, therefor it has that loud boom/crack. It carries a shell casing that's left behind, and it shoots a propelled shell out. It WOULD make a fwoosh if it was a 2 stage rocket (like the AT4, the RPG-7, and many SACLOS, etc, guided weapons.

            Those weapons have a primer/"booster" charge that propels the rocket out of the tube, and far enough that the spring-loaded/folded fins, etc are opened, then ignites a sustainer rocket motor that propels the rocket forward. The sustainer rocket blast is usually too large for the tube or personnel firing it.
            Last edited by Bisclaveret; 04-24-2010, 01:47 AM.

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            • #7
              Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

              Pretty much any time Top Gear (the show that clip is from) does anything funny or awesome, it's fake.
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              • #8
                Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

                I think that clip is from one of Jeremy Clarkson's straight-to-dvd-or-vhs-car-porn-extravaganzas, not Top Gear. :)

                This however, is from Top Gear:

                Part 1:



                Part 2:





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                • #9
                  Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

                  Originally posted by Bisclaveret View Post
                  All kidding aside... The CG is a recoilless rifle, therefor it has that loud boom/crack. It carries a shell casing that's left behind, and it shoots a propelled shell out...
                  An interesting note, right around the 1:55 mark a text bubble pops up talking about the effect of the weapon on soldiers.

                  Due to the pressure produced when firing the Carl Gustav regulations have been implemented to protect the internal organs of the soldiers. The regulations states that no soldier may fire more then 6 rounds per day during peace time. Thus the loader and camera man moves to a safe distance to that they can each fire 6 rounds of their own.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Shooting Skeet. Well, Cars. With a Charley-Gustav.

                    Check the end of the video to see how serious the danger of the backblast area is for any of these recoilless rifle designs.

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