Weight: 114.5 lbs
Length: 6ft 10in
Operation: Mounted on M1917A1 .30 caliber MG tripod.
Projectiles: HE, 21.86 lbs; High explosive anti tank (HEAT), 20.54 lbs; Smoke (T40, WP), 22.61 lbs
Range: 7000 yards.
The 75mm reckless gave infantry much the same power as if a couple of men were carrying around a German .88. It could take out a T34 at 400 yards, it could destroy
pillbox or cave positions, and it could act as enfilading artillery support.
The 3.5 bazooka effectively eliminated the 57mm reckless, by providing about
the same power and effectiveness in a lighter package. Together with the 75 mm
reckless, the infantry were provided with a deadly effective combination against any enemy that might come at them on the ground.