2-1. The M136 AT4 is a lightweight, self-contained, antiarmor weapon. It consists of a free-flight, fin-stabilized, rocket-type cartridge packed in an expendable, one-piece, fiberglass-wrapped tube (Figure 2-1). The M136 AT4 is man-portable and fired from the right shoulder only. The launcher is watertight for ease of transportation and storage. Though the M136 AT4 can be employed in limited visibility, the firer must be able to see and identify the target and estimate the range. Unlike the M72-series LAW and the M141 BDM, the M136 AT4 launcher need not be extended before firing.
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