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The M72 Light Anti-tank Weapon (LAW) is a 66mm light armored weapon with a maximum range up to 200 meters. The LAW was developed by the American company Talley Defense Systems after the Korea war. The LAW can penetrate light armored tanks with the exception of tanks which are equipped with extra armor like ceramic armor.
The LAW can only be used one time and consists of a launch tube with a missile (grenade, missile-engine and a lighter) which can be fired by 1 men. After being launched the launcher can be used to mount a 21mm subcaliber Raufoss. This must be mounted into the launch tube to fire 21mm light grenades.
The LAW is/was used by the United States Army, Finland, United-Kingdom, Turkey, Australia and the Netherlands.
|Last updated: August 14, 2010|