M72A2 LAW

M72A2 LAW

M72A2 LAW

The M72A2 is a light weight, self-contained disposable Anti-tank system. It was used effectively by Rangers in Operation Just Cause in Panama and also in Somalia against armed militia and buildings. The launcher is composed of two tubes, one inner and one outer. To fire, the inner tube is withdrawn to a locked position, the sights are raised, and the rocket is armed. The target can now be engaged, just don't forget to check your back blast area! The expendable launcher can also be used as a field expedient booby trap by inserting one or more grenades

Primary Function Individual Anti-tank system
Manufacturer Department of the US Army
Caliber 66 mm
Dimensions
                                       · Collapsed    25.7 in
                                       · Extended    35.0 in
Weight                            4.6 lbs
Range                              1000 m (effective 200 m)
Sight                                Front - reticule with lead markings
                                          Rear - peep
Fire Method                   Percussion
Muzzle Velocity             144.8 m/sec
Ammunition                  HEAT - capable of penetrating 10 inches of armor
By Tim Davis