The 84mm MDFSW M3 is a breech loaded, percussion fired, recoil-less, shoulder controlled weapon that is highly accurate and versatile.
The 84mm MDFSW M3 is a breech loaded, percussion fired, recoil-less, shoulder controlled weapon that is highly accurate and versatile. It is fired by one soldier (the No 1) from all the normal firing positions. However, the back blast danger area (BBDA) must be taken into account and the firing position adjusted to suit. A second soldier (No 2) carries the ammunition and acts as a loader. The M3 version was designed to withstand arctic, tropic and desert conditions better than the M1 or M2 versions.
Calibre – 84 millimetres
Weight – 10 kilograms (with Bipod and telescopic sight)
Length – 106.5 centimetres
Effective range – 500m (Stationary targets)
300m (Moving targets)
100m (Area targets)
Back blast danger area
All ammunition natures: 60 metres to the rear of the weapon and 820mm either side of the axis of the bore.
There are six types of service ammunition available for use with the 84mm MDFSW, and they are as follows:
a. high explosive anti personnel and high explosive anti-tank;
b. Illumination; and
c. non explosive practice.
Each of the above ammunition types has different ranges and effect on the enemy personnel and equipment.