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The M18 Recoilless Rifle is a shoulder-fired launcher used against armored vehicles and heavy cover that was made by the United States during World War II and the Korean War. It fires 57mm high explosive anti-tank (HEAT) rounds and can penetrate up to 64mm of armor.

Battlefield 1943[]

The M18 Recoilless Rifle is a weapon featured in Battlefield 1943, issued to the USMC Infantry Kit and to the IJN Infantry kit.

Its performance is decent against tanks as it can take around 3 frontal hits or 2 hits to the back just to destroy one. It also has a noticeable arc when shot, requiring one to compensate when firing at long range.

Against infantry, the rocket needs to hit very close to the target in order to get a kill as the detonation radius is very small. Each kit comes with a maximum of 3 rounds. Once all are used, the amount "regenerates".

Although the gun was developed and used by American forces, the version for the IJN Infantry kit is an identical copy of the M18, dubbed the Type 18. It, like all weapons in the game, is identical stat-wise to it's equivalent used by the opposing team.


Battlefield: Bad Company 2[]


An IJN soldier using a Type 18 Recoilless Rifle in Operation Aurora.

The Type 18 Recoilless Rifle makes an appearance during the escape sequence in Operation Aurora in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 by IJN infantry. At least three soldiers attempt to hit the player's Type 95 Kurogane with it. It is not available to use by the player.


  • When compared to the Rifle Grenade, the M18 does much more damage to tanks, yet less to enemies. This is reasonable because the M18 puts the same damage in a smaller area, making the power of this weapon much more dense.