recoilless


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Acronyms.

recoilless

[ri′kȯi·ləs]
(ordnance)
Built so as to eliminate or cancel out recoil; most recoilless guns are designed to let part of the propellant gases escape to the rear.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is a light, recoilless, shoulder-fired, preloaded weapon used for close-range combat.
This warhead would complement the array of ammunition SOCOM recently has acquired for its recoilless, multi-role, 84 mm Carl Gustaf weapon for direct fire.
His company was a "heavy weapons support" company, providing mortar, machine gun, and recoilless rifle support to three rifle companies.
They also use the M249 SAW (squad automatic weapon) - a powerful hand gun used in close combat, the M16 assault rifle, M203 pump-action, single-shot weapon, Remington 870 shotgun, Heckler and Koch MP-5 automatic and M67 90mm recoilless rifle.
Munroe wrote in The Second Infantry Division in Korea 1950-1951: "Each infantryman carried with him three mortar rounds or a round of 75mm recoilless ammunition as he toiled up the sheer heights for hours before even reaching the line of departure.
Heavy weapons, such as tanks, 106 mm recoilless rifles, mortars, and 3.5-inch bazookas, were used in Hue for street fighting.
"Light weapons" are designed for a crew of people--heavy machine guns, recoilless rifles, and portable antiaircraft guns.
According to Byong's testimony, North Korea has built a patrol post in the area to monitor South Korea's facilities for soldiers and has installed heavy firearms in the area, including a machine gun, a cannon and a recoilless gun.
Projected Recoilless Improvised Grenade, or PRIG/Rocket
Light antitank weapons - various light infantry weapons used against tanks and fortified positions, including grenade launchers, recoilless rifles, rockets, and antitank missiles.
Its blast barely muffled by falling snow, a 105mm recoilless rifle lobs a 40-pound shell onto ski slopes above Snowbird, Utah.