Accession Number:

ADA034418

Title:

Simplified Procedures for Engaging Moving Targets with the M72A2 LAW.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

At the request of the U.S. Army Infantry School, the U.S. Army Human Engineering Laboratory investigated the lead-line design in the M72A2 light antitank weapon LAW sight, and the current procedures by which gunners engage moving targets with the LAW. The investigation disclosed the fact that, while the field manual for the LAW FM-23-33 describes the LAW lead lines as representing 15 miles per hour target speed, the lines are really 6-mph lead lines. It was concluded that the current rules for engaging moving targets with the LAW are incomplete, complex and confusing-and, is if used, give less effectiveness that could be attained with a greatly simplified set of rules. It is recommended that the Infantry adopt the proposed new rules that can increase the LAW gunners effectiveness and reduce the training time for potential LAW gunners. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fire Control and Bombing Systems
  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE