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Recoilless Rifle - History
... The first recoilless gun was developed by Commander Cleland Davis of the US Navy, just prior to the First World War ... His design, named the Davis gun, connected two guns back to back, with the backwards-facing gun loaded with lead balls and grease of the same weight as the shell in the other gun ... service in Germany was the 7.5 cm Leichtgesch├╝tz 40 ("light gun" '40), a simple 75 mm smoothbore recoilless gun developed to give German airborne troops artillery and anti-tank support ...

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