France – Individual Anti-Bunker Anti-Armor Weapon

Last updated on February 17th, 2019 at 09:48 pm

France’s individual anti-bunker anti-armor weapon  (ABB) is a single use, dual purpose disposable shoulder fired weapon.

The individual anti-bunker anti-armor weapon uses a counter-mass principle and has a small backblast area, so it can be used in built up areas. It can be used against machine gun emplacements as well as AFVs.

With an effective range of 300 meters, it can punch large holes through concrete and penetrate up to 400mm of steel.

The  ABB weighs 16 pounds (7.3kg) and is 3.28 feet (1m) long. Its effective range is 984 feet (300m). It is preloaded and requires no maintenance.  It is discarded after it is fired.