Sweden – PV-1110 Recoilless Rifle

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

Sweden’s PV-1110 recoilless rifle was in service from the 1960s through the 1990s. It was used by Sweden, Ireland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

The PV-1110 recoiless rifle was usually fired directly from a towable two wheeled carriage, but it could also be mounted from a light vehicle.

It was 13.45 feet (4100mm) long and weighed 573.2 pounds (260kg).

A crew of three was needed to operate the PV-1110.

PV-1110 recoilless rifle. Source: Lithuanian Ministry of DefenseA 0.3 inch (7.62mm) spotting rifle mounted on the PV-1110’s barrel was used for aiming the anti-tank weapon.

Traverse was limited to 25 degrees left or right.

The PV-1110 recoilless rifle  fired a 6.83 pound (3.1kg), 3.54 inch (90mm )hollow charge projectile that could penetrating 15 inches (380mm) of armor at 765 yards (700m).  The maximum range of the recoilless rifle was 984 yards (900m). The muzzle velocity was 2345.8ft/s (715m/s).

The PV-1110 recoilless rifle had a stated rate of fire up to six rounds per minute, but the requirement for accuracy would probably have reduced this rate by at least half.