Reply to "Goose is coming -- Carl Gustav for US Infantry Platoons"

It's about time. It only took 'em 40 fucking years of getting hosed by 900 meter capable RPGs to wake up and figure out that we needed a weapon to reply in kind. I had a Carl Gustav in my 2nd Ranger Bn company arms room in 19fucking77.  I was in a Ranger Weapons Platoon (M19 60mm mortars, 90mm recoiless, and M47 Dragon missiles). We were very much in the market for something more capable than a LAW and more portable/mission flexible/jumpable/longer ranged than the M67 Recoilless rifle. We were considering adopting the Gustav back then. Didn't happen until many years later. Probably because of a Not Invented Here syndrome.

Better late than never.  It's a belated step forward for our conventional infantry. Just like fixed head space and timing M2s finally adopted 15 years after some of our Euro allies started fielding them.

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