Royal Thai Marine Corps Gets M72 EC Mk1 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW)
Royal Thai Marine Corps Gets M72 EC Mk1 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW)

Royal Thai Marine Corps Gets M72 EC Mk1 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW)

The Royal Thai Marine Corps (RTMC) is now starting to replace its Armbrust lightweight unguided anti-tank weapons with the 72 EC Mk1 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW). RTMC marines supplied with M40A2 recoilless rifle, Armbrust anti-tank weapon, M47 Dragon anti-tank guided missile, BGM-71 TOW anti-tank guided missile (use in Humvee). The M72 EC Mk1 is a portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon produced by Nammo Raufoss AS in Norway and their subsidiary Nammo Talley, Inc. in Arizona.

The Nammo M72 EC combines decades of innovation and Nammo expertise to deliver a world-leading close combat weapon. 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 kilograms by utilizing a carbon composite tube. The system is disposable, easy to operate, extremely lightweight and powerful. The M72 EC is an Enhanced Capacity variant which may penetrate up to 450 mm RHA. The dual safe fuze and on-axis trigger equip the warfighter with an improved weapon system that is both safe and effective.

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Nammo M72 series
Nammo M72 portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon

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. With more than a million systems delivered, the M72 represents one of the most successful shoulder fired systems ever developed. First introduced in the late 1960s, and manufactured in the United States and under license in Norway since 1966, the current versions of the M72 lightweight assault weapon (LAW) build on decades of operational and combat experience.

Royal Thai Marine Corps Gets M72 EC Mk1 Light Anti-Armor Weapon (LAW)
M72EC Mk1 LAW anti tank grenade launcher (Photo by Sompong Nondhasa/Battlefield Defense)
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