The B-300 is a reusable man-portable anti-tank weapon system developed by Israeli Military Industries in the late 1970s for use by the Israel Defense Forces. The B-300 can be carried and operated by a single operator and is effective to approximately 400 meters (1,312 ft). Pre-packaged munitions and simple operating mechanisms make the weapon quite versatile, permitting use by airborne, motorized, and ground troops alike. When defence publications first heard reports of the B-300 in the early 1980s, various reports stated in error that it was an Israeli improved and manufactured version of the Russian RPG-7.

Class Missile
Type Surface to Surface
Manufacturer Israel Military Industries
Origin Israel
Country Name Origin Year
Israel 1980
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The Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is a shoulder-launched rocket weapon, also designed by Israel Military Industries, with the primary function of being a portable anti-armor rocket launcher. It was introduced to the U.S. armed forces in 1984. It has a maximum range of 500 m against a tank-sized target.


During the late 1990s, IMI introduced the Shipon, an advanced reusable multi-purpose shoulder-launched rocket system consisting of a launch tube and FCS module. The Shipon includes an advanced fire-control system, helping to aim and increasing effective range to 600 meters. The Shipon fires two types of rockets: HEAA Tandem, which penetrates 800 mm of steel armor after explosive reactive armor, and a bunker-buster rocket. The Shipon is in service within Israeli Special Forces units in the IDF and the YAMAM (the elite police counter-terror unit).

Type Anti-tank
Place of origin  Israel
Service history
Used by See Operators
Wars 1st and 2nd Intifada, 2006 Lebanon War, Gaza War
Production history
Designer Israeli Military Industries
Designed 1970s
Manufacturer Israeli Military Industries
Produced 1980s–present
Weight 3.65 kg (8.0 lb) empty
8 kg (18 lb) loaded
Length 1.440 m (4 ft 8.7 in)
Crew 1
Caliber 82 mm (3.2 in)
Rate of fire 3 rounds per minute
Maximum firing range 400 m (1,300 ft)
Sights Iron, telescopic, night vision

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