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Figure B-4. The M72AS trainer launcher and 21-mm M72AS trainer rocket. 31 January 2006 FM 3-23.25

Basic Issue Items

B-14. Basic issue items are used for the M72AS Trainer System for cleaning and maintaining the launcher (Figure B-5). This is necessary to prevent carbon buildup and cracking, pitting, or damage to the subcaliber rear end; build up of carbon may restrict firing pin movement.

Figure B-5. Basic issue items.

Technical Data

B-15. Technical data for the M72AS Trainer System are:

M72AS Trainer Launcher:

• Diameter of barrel insert: 21 millimeters (0.83 inches).

• Weight/with trainer rocket: 3.72 kilograms (8.2 pounds).

• Trigger load minimum: 1.36 kilograms (3 pounds).

• Length collapsed: 78.7 centimeters (31.0 inches).

• Length extended: 98.3 centimeters (38.7 inches).

• Sights: Rifle type rear peep and front post.

M72AS Trainer Rocket:

• Trigger load minimum: 1.36 kilograms (3 pounds).

• Operating temperature: -40 to +60 degrees centigrade (-40 to +140 degrees Fahrenheit).

• Storage temperature: -46 to +71 degrees centigrade (-51 to +160 degrees Fahrenheit).

Trigger

B-16. This is the same as for all M72-series LAWs.

Sights

B-17. The rear sight has a range setting knob, range indicator in meters, low light aperture, and day light aperture. The front sight is a lead post sight (Figure B-6).

B-17. The rear sight has a range setting knob, range indicator in meters, low light aperture, and day light aperture. The front sight is a lead post sight (Figure B-6).

Figure B-6. Front and rear sights.

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