Original Israel Defense Forces RL-83 Blindicide Rocket Launcher by Mecar SA of Belgium - Inert

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Totally inert non-firing BATF compliant near mint condition RL-83 Blindicide 83mm Antitank Rocket Launcher which was issued to the Israel Defense Forces in the late 1960s. It comes complete with original wood transit chest and inventory sheet. All pieces are offered in excellent near mint condition.

The RL-83 Blindicide is primarily an antitank rocket launcher, but other rockets can be fired. It was produced by Mecar SA of Belgium and was an improved derivative of the M20A1 Bazooka. Its name translates to "armor killer", derived from the French "véhicule blindé" (armoured car) and the suffix -cide meaning to kill. The RL-83 version was used by the Israel Defense Forces during the Six-Day war and the Yom Kippur War.

Mass- 8.4 kg (RL-83)
Length- 1.7 m (RL-83)
Shell- HEAT
Caliber- 83 mm
Muzzle velocity- 100 m/s (RL-83)
Effective firing range- 400 m (0.25 mi)
Maximum firing range- 900 m (0.56 mi)
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