Breda Folgore

The Folgore (Thunderbolt) is an Italian 80 mm recoilless anti-tank weapon developed and manufactured by Breda Meccanica Bresciana. It weighs 18.9 kilograms (with bipod) and 25.6 kilograms (with tripod). Development of the Folgore started in 1974 and it was adopted by the Italian Army in 1986. Over 800 Folgores had been produced by 2001.

Breda Folgore
Class Manportable
Type Rocket Launcher
Manufacturer Breda Meccanica Bresciana
Origin Italy
Country Name Origin Year
Italy 1986
Country Name Operational Year Retirement Year
Iraq View
Italy View
ManufacturerName Production From Production To Quantity
Breda Meccanica Bresciana 1986 View

Type Recoilless antitank weapon
Place of origin Italy
Service history
Used by  Italy
 Iraqi Kurdistan
Production history
Designed 1974
Manufacturer Breda Meccanica Bresciana
Produced 1986 - ?
Variants Shoulder or tripod fired
Weight 27 kg (60 lb)
Length 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Crew 2
Cartridge 80 mm (3.1 in) HEAT
Rate of fire 1 round per 15 seconds
Muzzle velocity 385 m/s (1,260 ft/s)
Maximum firing range 1,000 m (1,100 yd)
Sights 5x Optical rangefinder

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