M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon
The M72, also known as the M72A5-C1 High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) Self-Contained Weapon, is a short-range, single-shot, fire and throw-away weapon that can be used to defend against light armoured vehicles and structures. The 66-mm warhead can penetrate up to 350 mm of armour.
The M72 Light Anti-Tank Weapon has been in service since 1963 by the United States, and has been in-service with the Canadian Armed Forces since the late 1960’s.
- Weight: 3.45 kg
- Length: 780 mm
- Maximum Range: Up to 350 m
- Effective range: 220 m
- 105-mm semi-fixed cartridge
- 105-mm semi-fixed illumination cartridge
- 105-mm semi-fixed smoke cartridge
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