POTD: High Explosive Anti Tank in Exercise Ypres

    In today’s Photo Of The Day, we are looking at two brothers in arms from the New Zealand Defence Force firing a H.E.A.T missile (High Explosive Anti Tank) from an 84 mm Carl Gustav launcher. The soldiers are reservists from the New Zealand Army. This happened during the Exercise Ypres, a live field firing exercise set in the vast landscapes of Tekapo.

    Diverse and dedicated, our Reserves are a valuable asset to our Defence Force. They’re well trained, highly skilled and ready to deploy when needed.

    The weapon is made by Saab Bofors Dynamics and is being used by several armies around the world.

    Below you can see the Carl Gustav in action, with one shot fired:

    The picture is from the New Zealand Defence Force Facebook page.

    For another type of Carl Gustav, check out the “Carl Gustaf M/45 with Kurbits Decorations and a Peace Sign” article.