So this frickin' rocket launcher: the french rocket, the Gustav, asshole rocket, Carl Gaystav, etc. I had to know why it was called that because it's just one of those weapons in the game that you always call out by name. I don't really know gun names. Not even all the ones from DOD which I'd been playing FOREVER. But the Gustav? That shit sticks in your craw. No one says, I was g36'ed (though I often say I was Prototyped because that's a helluva weak name for a gun). But everyone says I was Gustaved. Or they just sigh and say, "... Gustav..." followed by "I'm gonna call it a night" sometimes.
So I looked this up because I should be working. So check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gusta ... less_rifle
This bad boy is apparently called many different things by people who actually put their life on the line while using it in the armed services of various nations. For example, the US calls it: ..." the RAWS or Ranger Antitank Weapons System, but often called the Gustav or simply the Carl Johnson by US soldiers." I think they call it the Carl Johnson because it's going to feel like a giant Johnson has nailed you in the ass whenever you see/hear it coming.
But the real reason this weapon, whose first prototype was manufactured in FRICKIN' 1946, is called the Carl Gustav? The company that manufactures(ed) it is called Carl Gustav Stads Gevärsfaktori ("Rifle Factory of Carl Gustaf's town"). The town was named Carl Gustaf after King Karl X Gustav (he had to have been evil with that X in the middle of his name. Actually the X stands for 10th king, which was wrong because the IXth king couldn't count. anyway...) gave the town some city privileges. That particular king looks like Prince. Check him out here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_X_Gustav_of_Sweden
So now, hopefully, when a french rocket (should be Swedish, but screw it, let's all hate the french together), you know some of what comes with it. And yes, I've been lower casing french on purpose. To any frenchies in the clan, I apologize. No, not really.