Blindicide

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The Blindicide is an antitank rocket launcher designed in Belgium in 1950s as an improved derivative of the M20A1 Bazooka. It was produced by Mecar SA in three modifications: 83mm (3.27 inch) RL-83, RLC-83, a shortened version of the RL-83, and 100mm (3.94 inch) RL-100. The name of this weapon can be translated as "tank killer" (from the French "véhicule blindé" that means "armoured vehicle" and the suffix "-cide"). Blindicide were used by armies of Belgium, Switzerland, Israel, Mexico and some other countries. In Switzerland it was produced under licence as Raketenrohr 58.

Blindicide RL-83 - 83mm

Specifications

Type: Anti-Tank Shoulder Launched Weapon

Caliber: 83mm (RL-83 and RLC-83), 100mm (RL-100)

Capacity: 1

Fire Modes: Single-shot muzzle-loading

Weight: 8.4kg (RL-83), 12.9kg (RL-100)

Weight of projectile: 1,6kg (RL-83), 2,75kg (RL-100)

Film

Title Actor Character Note Date
The Secret (Le secret) French soldiers 1974
The Wild Geese Ian Yule Tosh Donaldson RL-83, without the blast shield 1978
Black Dynamite Darrel Heath Militant #2 2009



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