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Vietnam-era rocket launcher may get a new lease on life as Corps ponders a deadlier M-72 | Marine Corps Times
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Vietnam-era rocket launcher may get a new lease on life as Corps ponders a deadlier M-72 | Marine Corps Times

The Corps may soon field a new version of its disposable anti-tank rocket known as the M-72, a weapon system that has seen service with the Marines since the Vietnam War.

Manufactured by Norwegian company¬†NAMMO, the 66 mm anti-tank rocket ‚ÄĒ also known as the¬†M-72 light assault weapon, or LAW ‚ÄĒ is headed for another upgrade that may see use by Marines extended onto future battlefields.

Some of the upgrades include deadlier dual fuze rounds, forward-facing firing triggers that will aid in stabilization, and no backblast.

‚ÄúIt‚Äôs a game changer,‚ÄĚ said Lance Cpl. Sam Elichalt, a squad leader with second platoon, Kilo Company.

Source: Vietnam-era rocket launcher may get a new lease on life as Corps ponders a deadlier M-72 | Marine Corps Times

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