M20 (Super Bazooka) Story

The American M20 "Super Bazooka" is the pinnacle of the design of the classic M1 "Bazooka" series during World War II. The man-portable shoulder-fired weapon, which originally debuted in late 1942, fired a 2.36-inch rocket capable of penetrating 3 inches (76 mm) of armor at a distance, knocking it out. The Germans appreciated the type of tank killer they built "Panzerschreck", based on the example of this American weapon they captured after the landings of the Allied Torch in North Africa.

The M20 succeeds the M9 with improvements to the product line, including a new trigger firing method, a two-piece disassembly design, and better penetration values.

The new and improved M20 entered service in late 1944, but did not enter service until the Korean War (1950-1953).

The M20 was a more powerful weapon, its caliber was increased to 3.5 inches (88.9 mm), making it more like the German wartime Panzerschreck weapon, firing 88 mm shells. The system is now expected to defeat armor up to 11 inches (280 mm), giving it better performance against the new generation of Soviet tanks taking center stage.

Additionally, the range has been increased by 150 meters, giving the weapon a better range on the battlefield.

With the introduction of the M20A1 in 1952, the weapon now features a new linkage locking assembly, more or less an improved form of the original M20 production model. The M20B1 is a lighter model because its barrel is made of cast aluminum. Internally, the system has been simplified even better, both simplifying production and reducing costs.

M20A1B1 is designated to designate an M20B1 model upgrade to an M20A1 model revision.

M20 (Super Bazooka) Specification

Roles

- anti-tank/anti-material/breakthrough

Dimensions

Attractions:

All-in-one iron set.

Performance

Action:

Magneto

Rate of fire:

2 rounds per minute

Valid range:

1,800 ft (549 m; 600 yd)

Changes

M20 "Super Bazooka" - name of the base series; first production model; increased caliber; extended range; increased warhead penetration to 11 inches; in service before the Korean War after World War II.

M20A1 - Improved production model with improved connector locking assembly; 1952 model.

M20B1 - Reduced weight with cast aluminium tubes; simplified internal processes.

M20A1B1 - Improved M20B1 production model of M20A1.

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