Sweden – Miniman Anti-Tank Launcher

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

Sweden’s Miniman anti-tank launcher was in service from 1968 to 1986. Although it is now obsolete, it influenced the design of many later disposable anti-tank weapons.

The Miniman was shoulder-fired.

It weighed only 6.4 pounds (2.9kg), including the 2.9 inch (74mm) HEAT round, and was only 35.4 inches (900mm) long.   An infantryman could carry up to three launchers along with his standard equipment.

The Miniman anti-tank launcher had a range of 250 feet.  From this distance, the HEAT warhead, which weighed 1.9 pounds (0.88kg) and contained 0.66 pounds (0.3kg) of explosives, could penetrate 11.8 inches (300m) of armor.

Miniman anti-tank launcher Muzzle velocity was 524ft/s (160m/s)

There was significant backblast, so the Miniman could not be used in confined areas.

The Miniman anti-tank launcher was only ever used by the Swedish army.

It was replaced by the AT-4 light anti-armor weapon and the Carl Gustav 84mm recoilless rifle.