Infantry Drills

G-10: M72A3

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G-10. The M72A3 contains a nonadjustable propelling charge and a 66-mm rocket. Every M72A3 has an integral HEAT warhead in the rocket’s head (or body) section. (See figure G-4, page G-6.) Although the M72A3 mainly is employed as an antiarmor weapon, it may be used with limited success against secondary targets such as gun emplacements, pillboxes, buildings, or light vehicles.

Figure G-4. M72A3 LAW 66-mm high-explosive antiarmor rocket

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