recoilless ammunition

recoilless ammunition

[ri′kȯi·ləs ‚am·yə′nish·ən]
(ordnance)
Ammunition intended for use in recoilless rifles; provision is made in the ammunition for release of propellant gases in the manner and quantity necessary to produce the recoilless action.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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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.