Antitank

M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon System (LAW)

M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon System (LAW)

TECHNICAL DATA
  M72A2, M72A3 M72A4, M72A5, M72A6, M72A7
Complete System
Alternative Designations Light Antiarmor Weapon, Lightweight Anti-Armor Weapon (LAAW) Improved Light Antiarmor Weapon (LAW), Improved LAAW, Lightweight Attack Weapon
Country of Origin USA
Date Of Introduction 1963, original M72 1990’s
Weight 5.1 lb (2.3 kg) – M72A2
5.5 lb (2.5 kg) – M72A3
8.0 lb (3.6 kg)
Launcher
Length (Extended) 34.67 in (881 mm) 38.6 in (980 mm)
Length (Closed) 24.8 in (630 mm) 30.5 in (775 mm)
Diameter 4.9 in (124 mm) ?
Firing Mechanism Percussion
Front Sight Reticle graduated in 25-meter range increments Three-post
Rear Sight Peep, adjusts automatically to temperature change Peep, adjustable to 350 meters in 50 meter increments
Rocket
Caliber 2.6 in (66 mm)
Armor Penetration 12+ in (300+ mm)
Length 20 inches (508 mm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Muzzle Velocity 475 fps (144.8 mps) 656 fps (200
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