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The Law          (Light Antitank Weapon)

The Law (Light Antitank Weapon)


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efraimd12-Jan-2016 18:18
difficult to aim. subject to dangerous duds
Gary Tufto 11-May-2015 02:28
The US started using the LAW in Vietnam in 1963. They soon found out that it had a major defect. The rocket could explode prematurely. The US military did nothing to fix this defect. In 1968 I had a M72 LAW rocket explode on my shoulder while trying to fire the rocket at a VC bunker. I have suffered with sever spinal issue that the VA has denied the LAW explosion as being the cause. A recent article in Science Daily stated that 1 in 9 soldiers returning fro Iraq and Afghanistan are returning with spinal injuries from explosions. But my injury does not count. The US Military finally recalled all LAW Rocket launchers in 1975 at the end of the Vietnam war. How many of our young soldiers died or were wounded from this piece of crap weapon and our military commanders did not care.
Amy 16-Dec-2014 06:17
Hi my name is Amy Crawford my husbands father is Jerald Crawford he served in 1969! Does anyone know him? My husband is looking for his dad and we don't even know if he even made it home from Vietnam!
REAL SHOT 04-Apr-2011 03:59
THE LAW !!! I CALL IT THE USE ME ONCE BE TRUE TUBE !!! BECAUSE IT HAD ONE ROUND FOR ONE SHOT.THAT WAS THE LAW !
Guest 25-Feb-2009 17:38
Great Shot,
Clint Eastwood's partner in the Enforcer nearly got her head taken off with a Laws rocket, awesome piece of kit, I didn't realise it was around in the late 60's.
Photophilic29-May-2008 23:09
This must be an M72 one time use tube???? The lighting is great. Thanks for sharing.
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