Simplified Procedures for Engaging Moving Targets with the M72A2 LAW.
HUMAN ENGINEERING LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD
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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
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