new anti-building launcher?

#1
sorry if this has been asked before but i'v just finished watching Ross Kemp in Afganistan and in one of the episode's an Infantry soldier fires some sort of disposable launcher into a taliban position just wondered what it was as i didnt come across it when i was in (left 2006).
Looked a hell of a lot smaller and lighter than the 94mm and i couldnt find any info or specs on the MoD website

Cheers
 
#2
Cancel last, just had another look at the Mod sight and its been updated since i last looked, bout time they brought something new in.
 
#5
i thought you hadn't joined yet billboard

trying too hard perhaps. javelin aint particularly small, and CERTAINLY not throw away!!
 
#8
one more post and BB's scored a mong hat-trick.
 
#9
I think Light Anti Structure Munition (version of the 66mm/M72) is the one-shot one, brought in until ASM proper (Matador?) is in service. No idea whether Matador is one shot or reloadable, or deployed yet though.

Although it could have been an ILAW/AT4 as well?
 
#13
Javelin is, I think, a single shot disposable weapon. Although this does not including the Command Launch Unit which is used for targeting. So maybe it could be described as semi-disposable. However, you do not reload a launch tube like a Charlie G. Instead you effectively attach a whole new missile and launch system to the CLU.


The ASM, as mentioned earlier, will be a single shot disposable weapon.
 
#14
Pity the editor is talking bollox though. PBX expslosives detonate at the roughly same velocity as other high explosives. It is used because it is an insensitive explosive and will withstand rough handling and won't detonate whilst going through a wall.

The rumour that the Russians copied the 66mm warhead is also a load of old bollox as well.

Now if is sex that you want from a 66mm then this is the porn of choice

http://www.designation-systems.net/dusrm/app4/m74rocket.html

and

http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/infantry/flame/M202.html
 

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#15
Mandarin said:
Javelin is, I think, a single shot disposable weapon. Although this does not including the Command Launch Unit which is used for targeting. So maybe it could be described as semi-disposable. However, you do not reload a launch tube like a Charlie G. Instead you effectively attach a whole new missile and launch system to the CLU.


The ASM, as mentioned earlier, will be a single shot disposable weapon.
as per milan then!
 
#17
A small article linked to below talks about how the Marines put the SMAW to good use during their assault through Fallujah:

Linky
 
#18
Robbo_the_duke said:
Cancel last, just had another look at the Mod sight and its been updated since i last looked, bout time they brought something new in.
New! Fek me I was trained on the sixty-six when I joined the Army in 1982 and it wasn't new then. It is brilliant for knocking holes in walls and whacking bunkers prior to the final assault, not so good for taking on tanks though. It's been in and out of service for about the last 35-40 years (Yanks used it in Vietnam).

Obviously someone has re-evaluated it's use and brought it back in. Light (2.2Kg), easy to use (has an idiots guide on the side) and can be thrown away after use thus lightening the Infantrymans load even more.
 

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#19
bangalore said:
Obviously someone has re-evaluated it's use and brought it back in. Light (2.2Kg), easy to use (has an idiots guide on the side) and can be thrown away after use thus lightening the Infantrymans load even more.
Despite joining the infantry in 1987 I didn't get my hands on a 66 until 1994 or 1995 which struck me as a staggeringly long time. Everytime a training package came around I was somewhere else, and when I wasn't, it was out-of-vogue, or stock, or something.

I note that Javelin all up is 50lbs in weight and IIRC, the LAW was about 6lbs. So, 9 LAW or 1 Javelin... I think I'd prefer the LAW despite the apparent usefulness of Javelin as a longrange sniper rifle in Afghanistan.
 
#20
bangalore said:
Robbo_the_duke said:
Cancel last, just had another look at the Mod sight and its been updated since i last looked, bout time they brought something new in.
New! Fek me I was trained on the sixty-six when I joined the Army in 1982 and it wasn't new then. It is brilliant for knocking holes in walls and whacking bunkers prior to the final assault, not so good for taking on tanks though. It's been in and out of service for about the last 35-40 years (Yanks used it in Vietnam).

Obviously someone has re-evaluated it's use and brought it back in. Light (2.2Kg), easy to use (has an idiots guide on the side) and can be thrown away after use thus lightening the Infantrymans load even more.
Not exactly the same weapon, that was the M72A1/A2, this is the M72A9, bit longer (775mm closed vs. 630mm closed), bit heavier (3.6kg vs 2.3 kg), bigger warhead.
 

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