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In Afghanistan, soldiers with 1st Armored Division, 3rd Infantry Brigade, out of Fort Bliss, Texas, are learning how to operate the Carl Gustav recoilless rifle, a weapon normally used by special operations soldiers. Specialist Nigel Robinson reports.


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This work, Carl Gustav Recoilless Rifle, by SGT Nigel Robinson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.27.2011

Date Posted:11.14.2011 10:23AM

Category:Package

Video ID:130147

VIRIN:111102-A-LU608-006

Filename:DOD_100278533

Length:00:02:03

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE ALTIMUR, AFGlobe

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