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M47 Dragon

Definition/Scope: (FM 3-23.24) The Dragon is a surface-attack, wire-guided, manportable, shoulder-fired, medium antitank weapon system. It can defeat armored vehicles, fortified bunkers, concrete gun emplacements, and other hardened targets. The individual soldier or a two-man team can operate this weapon. Mechanized infantry gunners can use the Dragon with the M175 guided missile launcher mount. This mount provides a stable platform on either the M113 APC or on the M3 or M122 machine gun tripod. The Dragon can engage targets in daylight (with the daysight) and in limited visibility conditions, such as smoke, fog, or darkness (with the nightsight).



Used For:

Dragon (antitank missile)
medium assault weapon

Acronym:

Dragon
M47

Broader Terms:

antitank missile
antitank rocket
antitank weapon
COIN
guerrilla warfare
insurgency
light infantry
shoulder-fired antitank rocket launcher
shoulder-launched weapon
SMAW-D

Related Terms:

AT4 light antitank weapon
heat
Javelin
M141 Bunker Defeat Munition
M72 Improved Light Antiarmor Weapon
M72 Light Antitank Weapon
RPG
SMAW-LEAP
Urban Operation


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