~ A deactivated M20 A1B1 3.5 Inch Super Bazooka ~
This bazooka is made of a two-part aluminum alloy smooth bore barrel, open at both ends, deactivated with rods across the bore at both ends, set 3 inches deep.
The barrel can be easily disassembled into two parts (front and rear) and attached to each other for more compact storage and transportation. Attached to the barrel is a folding reflecting optical sight installed on the left side of the barrel tube and a skeletonized shoulder stock attached below the rear end of the barrel.
The barrel has been stamped "Launcer, Rocket, 3.5 inch M20 AI BI, Serial 240033", whilst the barrel tube is stamped "P7140882"
The deactivation certificate is dated 10/04/1996.
~ Dimensions ~
The bazooka has an overall length of 60 inches (152.5cm) when assembled. It weighs 6.6kg.
~ Condition ~
The bazooka is in very good condition. Aside from some minor surface wearing, such as paint chipping and scratches, it remains complete and in good condition. It can be dis- and reassembled with ease. The trigger moves.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or the bazooka can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.
~ Information ~
The M20 Super-Bazooka antitank rocket launcher was developed toward the end of WW2 as a more powerful and effective variant of the original M1 / M9 Bazooka antitank rocket launcher. The M20B1 Super Bazooka first saw action in the Korean War and was in use with US forces until 1969 and reserve units until 1975.