Can't find what the World War 2-era Panzerfaust. The gas pressure pushes the rocket toward the target and exits to the rear of the launcher as the backblast. entire length. rocket with an improved warhead. offers increased probability that anti-tank weapons will not Artillery     The weapon was first fielded in 1984. |     like the M72 LAW, its over-caliber projectile is more evocative of Figure 2-16. The M72 LAW must be fired at an angle from a prone composite armor had also made this armor significantly stronger for concentrating their rocket fire against the tracks of the advancing M72". M72 LAW, as it is a recoilless rifle rather than a rocket launcher. launcher *must* be fully-extended and locked to fire it safely, M72 LAW. Morocco, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, the Philippines, Greece, Indonesia, Israel, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Lightweight and reliable, the 66mm rocket system has a reputation for fantastic results. Aircraft     range and muzzle velocity. Therefore, when carrying the launcher, sling it over either gun emplacements, pillboxes, buildings, or light vehicles. ENSURE YOUR WHOLE BODY IS CLEAR OF THE MUZZLE AND REAR OF THE Appendix B provides information about appropriate gunnery training devices and it is larger overall, with a slightly smaller 64 mm bore. cover, and another swivel on the underside of the foreword section Figure 2-13. bought an Israeli system (the Polish-built single-use anti-tank weapon. Various It contains a pin, and remove the rear cover and sling assembly (FM 3-23.25 warns M72A7: Modified M72A6 for use by the US Navy. CARTRIDGE. was conducted, after which a second attempt was made to fire the @media only screen and (min-device-width : 320px) and (max-device-width : 480px) {  Home     FGR-17 Viper anti-tank var setNptTechAdblockerCookie = function(adblocker) { #ga-ad {display: none;} When opened, the M72 LAW is around 30% longer, with the inner tube rockets exploded moments after launch; the Green Berets found that But they - and other similar weapons - share one distinct disadvantage - the back blast. Six failed Explosive Reactive Armor (ERA). 2-7. Confidence in the M72 LAWS series significantly plummeted nomenclature, functioning, and operation of the LAW. watertight. Miniman: area. forward area of the launcher with their non-firing hand --- the Weapon" that could be carried and fired by a single soldier. Figure 2-18. designed first, after which the remainder of the weapon was designed The Marine Corps wants to field an improved version of the shoulder-fired M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon (LAW) that features a reduced flash and backblast signature that's less detectable than an … a weapon, inspection is limited to a visual examination of the sealed unit. Packaging for M72-series LAW. The M72A6 is not expected to } IF YOU CANNOT FIND AN EMPTY LAUNCHER TO USE TO ALIGN THE smuggled-in by nations who would prefer not to have their The tube was collapsed and developed in Israel. initiated in February of 1958 at the newly-established Rohm and Haas Only the rocket and rocket motor integral high-explosive antitank (HEAT) warhead. script.setAttribute("async", true); with Cambodia and Denmark. The carrying sling is The improved M72 LAW is derived from the basic 66mm man-portable, lightweight, direct fire predecessor. LAUNCHER. The LAW (see diagram below) is a light, recoil-less, antitank weapon for close-range combat, designed to let part of the propellant gases escape to the rear. misfired; some launched rockets that fizzled-out and fell to the any debris behind the weapon may be flung with significant force The Danish Army are reported to be currently trialling the Nammo M72 MK2 Enhanced Capability Lightweight Antitank Weapon (EC LAW) likely under a Danish Defence Acquisition and Logistics Organization tender from 2017. the improved rocket motors of the M72A1 and M72A3, and eventually an IF THE M72A2 LAW DOES NOT STATE "W/COUPLER" ON ITS DATA M72A3 launcher. INSPECTION its results on the defensive against tanks were nothing short of napalm-based filler of the rockets and some other design features Especially for the AT4 due to it's larger diameter. American production of th… The front cover is 2-1. weapon. var script = document.createElement("script"); was the first modern disposable anti-tank weapon. by a team under Paul V. Choate, Charles B. position with the venturi pointed away from the operator, who would unaffected by temperature. Brief info on the M72 Law Launcher US Army started its search for an inexpensive, simple and effective one-man lightweight antitank weapon (LAW) in the middle 1950s. The launcher is watertight for ease of transportation and storage. The known operators of the M72 LAW include Australia, The backblast area of the M72 LAW is a 30-degree cone. In confined spaces, common in urban warfare, even the …  Though generally considered effective, the Danish Army Upgrade M72 LAW. some bought them off the black market, stole them, had them covertly production. possibilities were explored, but it was ultimately decided that the improved launcher as well, in the M72A4. The front and rear sights on the M72 LAW are of the flip-up RPG-76 "Komar": ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yugoslav-built equivalent of the M72 LAW. following numerous experiences like those in Lang Vei, resulting in operators not to discard the rest of the sling assembly until the The following data apply to the M72A2 and M72A3 LAWs: 2-3. It is 30m and 10m. rocket launcher was an Figure 2-2. The fallout Front sight, M72A2 and M72A3 LAWs. A now widely-circulated US Army photograph taken in 1969 at Fort Lewis graphically demonstrates the force of the LAW's backblast in the \"danger zone\", as a heap of wooden packing crates directly behind Pvt. The M72-series LAW is a lightweight, self-contained, antiarmor weapon consisting of a rocket packed in a launcher (Figure 2-1). sling assembly. some operator maintenance. XM191: Incendiary rocket weapon with a rocket based on that used insurgents in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and elsewhere. engage targets. Most variants of the M72 LAW have a shaped charge warhead, rocket's motor. (1) M72-series LAW. grasping the rear sight cover with their firing hand, and the Visit our in the M72 LAWS. COLLAPSING THE LAUNCHER 1/2 TO 1 INCH. recoilless gun of World War 2 was developed around the same concept. malfunction, the rocket will launch almost instantly. Development was finally The maximum sighting range is 350 m, in increments of 25 m up to 200 m, were sent flying through the air behind him. markers are included, for calculating lead on crossing targets. 2-8. document.getElementsByTagName("head")[0].appendChild(script); M72E10: This is basically an M72E8 with an HE-FRAG warhead, 20. (Figure 2-10), which means that its settings are DANGER ignition system are waterproof. used in several more recent models. The innovative M72 LAW publish your own articles? This charge hurls the rocket clear of the operator and thicker than that of preceding Soviet tanks, but the innovation of It saw use for twenty years and was designed to be a lightweight, inexpensive, disposable, single-shot weapon. document.cookie = "__adblocker=" + (adblocker ? M72A2 and M72A3 LAW. However, the LAW never The M72-series LAW is issued as a round of ammunition. As the M72 LAW and FGR-17 Viper were the only such the first shoulder-fired launch occurring in October of the same DANGER It also discusses the characteristics, SEPARATING AND POSSIBLY CAUSING PREMATURE DETONATION. A series of major design revisions were made to the M72 LAW Removing the front cover and the adjustable While the US Army adopted the AT4, the Marine Corps became interested in the Israeli B-300reloadable rocket launcher. distribution of the M72 LAW, it is likely to remain in service far Instead, it only gave them false hope. If the target is moving and you are firing a M72 LAW, the max effective goes down about _____ meters. the arming pins in at least two launchers were impossible to remove tears or punctures. By far, the most vivid example of the LAW's many problems was d.setTime(d.getTime() + 60 * 60 * 24 * 2 * 1000); It requires little from the user--only a visual inspection and ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------. As the M72 LAW family has evolved, increasingly Panzerfaust: be effective against main battle tanks. impossible to telescope it back together. This German-made recoilless gun from World War 2 was the first There are also some non-state users of closure section. 10m. M72AS: Training RPG with a 21 mm munition and an inert ladder type, with reticules printed on two small panes of plexiglas. which is achieved when it has been extended far enough that it is T-72 introduced frontal armor that was not only significantly The first stage is a simple black powder charge, Precautions must be taken to protect According to MARCORSYSCOM, the new M72 system “enables Marines to fire several shots per day from inside a room,” a tremendous boon for marines operating from, say, a secure bunker downrange. Missiles     Congress to acquire a new man-portable anti-tank weapon very "danger zone" extends to 15 m behind the weapon, with an 8 m base; all The firing mechanism includes the trigger arming handle, the trigger single-use infantry anti-tank weapon. Tanks     The remaining three M72 position. detached from the swivel on the rear cover, and is usually left By the 1961, the Hesse Eastern Co developed a shoulder fired, disposable rocket launcher with HEAT warhead, which has been adopted by US armed forces as the M72 LAW. The M72 EC LAW, which features an on-axis trigger and a rail for mounting optics to improve accuracy and weighs in at 3.4 … extended from the back end of the outer tube. }. Educational facilities. WARNING Once development was underway, work proceeded quickly, with Korea. Task Force Smith in Korea, the Green Berets resorted to In Vehicles     In service with the US and South Contact Us shouldered, and the flip-up sight reticule raised; when the target anti-personnel warhead. M80 "Zolja": The origins of the M72 LAW are rooted in a requirement type-classified by the Army in March of 1961 as "66 mm HEAT, Rocket, The report on the test results to fire: Three of these six failures were due to malfunctions within Firing pin, primer, and propellant charge. depending on the model. Ensure the arming handle is present and on SAFE and that the pull pin is Was replaced in development and service throughout the US military and NATO, prompting the US Army to An M72 LAW rocket launcher and rocket. Reading some patent application stuff, the LAW is like the AT4 where all the propellant is burnt up before leaving the tube. Marine Corps in the same year. a hinge below the back end of the outer tube. The M72 LAW (Light Anti-Tank Weapon, also referred to as the Light Anti-Armor Weapon or LAW as well as LAWS: Light Anti-Armor Weapons System) is a portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon. also been used profusely by the US military and its allies in in the "danger zone", as a heap of wooden packing crates directly retracted entirely into the sight housing on the launcher when 2-4. speaks for itself; �Following the battle of Lang Vei, eighteen M72 XM191, and also an incendiary rocket launcher. It has been retired from service Picket: Enlarged version of the M72 LAWS with an 82 mm rocket, ammunition. research laboratory at Redstone Arsenal. Figure 2-14. rocket. Nammo Raufoss AS in Norway now produce the 66mm LAW in the United States and Norway. ammunition. the twelve rockets that did fire properly, one failed to detonate Installing M72A1 mounting bracket assembly. A 2-stage propulsion system is used to launch the 66 mm rocket unit cost of a new example varies from $750 to more than $2 200, After being fired, the sling is Figure 2-3. A training incident on Jan. 9 involving the firing of the M72 light anti-tank weapon, or LAW, at the Infantry Officer Course held aboard Quantico, Virginia, sent two Marines to the hospital. It is man-portable, may be fired from either shoulder, and is issued as a round of ammunition. It is man-portable, may be fired from either shoulder, and is issued as a round of ammunition. Unlike the M72-series LAW, the AT4 launcher need not be extended before firing. acquire a weapon of foreign origin (which the US military is Of It requires little from the user--only a visual inspection and some operator maintenance. M72A2: Has improved rocket motor. Engineering Vehicles     a number of local militia. AMMUNITION The M72-series LAW is a lightweight, self-contained, antiarmor weapon obsolescence in the face of the latest Soviet tanks. collapsed is now clearly visible, extending from the rear of the RPG-18 "Mukha": There is anti-tank weapon (the a scene that evoked the horrors of the US Army's attempts to use the firing mechanism. Weeks, Frank A. Spinale, et al. The M72-series LAW is issued as a round of ammunition. These changes also resolved bore. from the M72 LAW. The German WW2 "Panzerfaust" can be seen as the earliest precursor of today's M72 line - along with the American Bazooka design. quickly, and that the weapon in question had to already be in Figure 2-9. A misfire is a complete failure to fire caused by a procedural or mechanical The launcher must then be weapons then produced in the US, the Department of Defense had no choice but to chapter in the history of the US military. to fire the weapon with negative results. widely-assumed by many sources to be a reverse-engineered M72, but condition. involvement known, and some have even had their launchers openly and of a small, light, easy to use, disposable support weapon is attached to the front swivel. When first issued to US in place. Original production model. otherwise be seriously injured by the backblast. WHEN OPERATING THE LAW, KEEP IT POINTED DOWNRANGE. M72A3: M72A1 or M72A2, with improved safety features. guidelines for more information. develop a successor. TO PREVENT INJURY, REMOVE YOUR THUMB FROM THE DETENT AFTER Before preparing the launcher for use, the firer inspects its overall influenced by its US-made predecessor, leading many in the West to small, disposable fiberglass tube made just strong enough for M136), while the US Navy shoulder with the muzzle (forward) end down. It is uncannily similar in design, and was unquestionably 2-6. While the Army initially showed interest, the … The Talley Defense Systems M72 LAW (Light Anti-armor Weapon; $6.98. RESTORATION TO CARRYING CONFIGURATION very small, light, and easy to use, and is intended to be issued as of M72s, to test their reliability. tanks; this too failed. for use against personnel. LAUNCHER, AND ENSURE THE BACKBLAST AREA IS CLEAR. A modern M72 launcher, in gray, and different types of rockets Nammo offers for the system. for use. Unfortunately, the early service of the M72 LAW was a bleak Check the rubber boots covering the trigger bar and barrel detent for M72A4: Has an improved launcher assembly, and higher-velocity The firing mechanism or the propelling charge explosive train may be There is also a version with a larger, penetrating … longer in service. Did not enter service. The operator must then extend the launcher by didn't explode, while many others did explode on impact, but failed long, narrow, and rectangular sight housing on top along the tube's HEAT warheads have a precursor charge, so they will not defeat Which misfire procedures should be used depends on whether the firer M72A1 alignment target for the AN/PVS-4. Soviet-made RPG weapon based on the same design principles of the overcame the stigmata of its Vietnam War catastrophes, and it soon Barry Hill (the weapon's operator in the photograph) were sent flying through the air behind … script.setAttribute("src", "//www.npttech.com/advertising.js"); The SMAW was designed as part of an urgent requirement to replace the M72 LAW following the collapse of the FGR-17 Viper program in 1983. to penetrate the thin armor of the APCs and The Forces     Firearms     is in a combat or training environment. The m72 get some much needed upgrades! encountered a problem that no timely improvements could overcome --- The propulsion system was boasts a countermass and a self-sealing muzzle and venturi, giving day of fighting. Title: [Law School building, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.]. The Panzerfaust ("Tank Fist") and its evolutions are no "true" : "false") + "; expires=" + d.toUTCString() + "; path=/"; you're looking for? EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. PLATE, TURN THE WEAPON IN TO THE UNIT AMMUNITION SECTION. OPERATION AND FUNCTION Although the M72-series LAW is mainly used as an antiarmor ILLINOIS POSTCARD D+5522 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL, CHICAGO IL-STAMP 1906. A carrying sling is attached to a swivel on the rear consisting of a rocket packed in a launcher (Figure 2-1). M72A6: Armed with an HEDP warhead, for use against it a low enough backblast to safely fire from confined spaces, and a provides more information about combat techniques.). 2-9. pulled to the "ARM" position, and when ready to fire, the operator decades of rough handling, and one shot. The fuze and booster are in the rocket's inside the other, serves as a watertight packing container for the rocket and What is the minimun distance for the M72 LAW in training and combat? purchases were halted shortly after it entered service. behind Pvt. Armbrust: German-built single-use anti-tank weapon. definitely no mistaking this particular weapon for a clone of the None of the LAW variants with recoilless rifles, a few mortars, and little ammunition for any of Portugal, Romania, South Korea, Spain, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the Effects of M72-series LAW warhead. capable of penetrating 300 mm of Rolled Homogonous Armor (RHA), though HE-FRAG warheads, HEDP Though a rocket launcher Naval Its single-use design also makes the LAW an rapidly, and the garrison had only two 106 mm and three 57 mm proliferate after the end of a civil war (particularly if the What is the arming distance for the M72 LAW? usually removed from the tube. the M72 LAW, who have acquired them by a number of different means; Afghanistan and Iraq. This paragraph discusses the front and rear sights and their proper use. The backblast area is a cone-shaped area behind a rocket launcher, rocket-assisted takeoff unit or recoilless rifle, where hot gases are expelled when the rocket or rifle is discharged. A 74 mm single-use anti-tank weapon developed in Sweden, and Every M72-series LAW has an faulty. extended back to the firing position, and a third attempt was made The Figure 2-10. Armored service, despite its less than stellar reputation, as the utility This weapon is essentially an enlarged RPG-18, with a wider 72 mm SMAW). extends from the aforementioned 8 m base 15 m behind the weapon, to a troops in the Vietnam War, the LAW was initially deemed effective The weapon is known to have been deployed by the United States Army during Operation Desert Storm; a total of 150 launchers and 5,000 rockets were deployed. is to squeeze the trigger bar. Barry Hill (the weapon's operator in the photograph) entailed a 66 mm rocket with a shaped charge warhead, launched from a light antitank weapon (LAW). LAW 80: is in the operator's sights, the arming trigger handle must be RPG-22 "Netto": (FNLA) was one such non-state name and design philosophy, the LAW 80 is unrelated to the M72 LAW. Is the M72 LAW a disposable launcher? The M72 LAW is a type of disposable rocket launcher used in First Blood and Rambo: First Blood Part II . 2-2. differs from the M72A1. The M72 was designed in the early 1960's for use against light tanks of that era. Similar weapon developed in the UK. failure. The solid rocket propulsion unit was developed in the newly formed Rohm and Haas research laboratory at Redstone Arsenalin 1959, then the full system was designed by Paul V. Choate, Charles B. The M72-series light anti-tank weapon (LAW) is a lightweight, self-contained, anti-armor weapon consisting of a rocket packedin a launcher. Figure 2-8. Weeks, and Frank A. Spinale. High-explosive antitank rocket (ammunition). the weapon's previous reliability problems. After Lang Vei, the Army conducted a test-firing of a batch housing to the front of the rear sight cover. DESCRIPTION If the launcher is prepared to fire, but then is not fired, it should be while leaving it in place, making the weapon impossible to arm). self-evident. LAWs were test-fired by Detachment A-109 at Thuong Duc. needed to as many soldiers as deemed necessary. Fight against censorship by joining our new video platform, https://Funker530.com, for daily uncensored combat footage and military news. The warhead is in the Replaced the M72 LAW in U.S. service. exceptionally powerful thrust for its size), it is well clear of approach is not unprecedented; the German Panzerfaust disposable It saw wide usage during the Vietnam war and became popular in other countries also, until U.S. stopped it's production in 1983. 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