Locations
Contacts

Endre Lunde

Senior Vice President, Communications

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
VISIT Enggata 37, 2830 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL endre.lunde@nammo.com
TEL +4790853270

Norway

Nammo AS

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
VISIT Enggata 37, NO-2830 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL info@nammo.com
TEL +47 61 15 36 00

Shoulder Fired Systems

Nammo’s shoulder fired systems offer a supreme combination of low weight and heavy firepower. Building on more than half a century of experience, today’s systems deliver a true reliable advantage to several of the world’s most advanced armed forces.

USMC M72

Contacts

Norway

International Sales and Marketing

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL globalsales@nammo.com
TEL +47 61 15 36 00

USA

United States Sales & Marketing

+1 480 898 2200

MAIL Nammo Defense Systems Inc., P.O. Box 34299, Mesa, AZ 85277-4299, USA
EMAIL info-mesa@nammo.us
TEL +47 61 15 36 00

M72-series

With more than a million systems delivered, the M72 represents one of the most successful shoulder fired systems ever developed.

Shoulder Fired Systems

Nammo’s shoulder fired systems offer a supreme combination of low weight and heavy firepower. Building on more than half a century of experience, today’s systems deliver a true reliable advantage to several of the world’s most advanced armed forces.

USMC M72

Contacts

Norway

International Sales and Marketing

MAIL P.O. Box 142, NO-2831 Raufoss, Norway
EMAIL globalsales@nammo.com
TEL +47 61 15 36 00

USA

United States Sales & Marketing

+1 480 898 2200

MAIL Nammo Defense Systems Inc., P.O. Box 34299, Mesa, AZ 85277-4299, USA
EMAIL info-mesa@nammo.us
TEL +47 61 15 36 00

Today’s shoulder fired weapons trace their heritage back to World War II, when the “Bazooka”, formally known as the “Rocket Launcher M1” was introduced to allied forces to help defeat enemy armor. After the war, the original Bazooka-design would go through several different iterations, and see extensive service in the Korean War. Still, by the end of the 1950s, a new generation of light and powerful weapon capable of filling the role of the Bazooka was needed. The answer would become the system which today is known as the M72.

Even though improvements to the armor on main battle tanks meant the M72 would soon be replaced as a dedicated anti-tank weapon in favor of much heavier guided missiles, it has remained highly effective against light armored vehicles and lighter fortifications. This means that the M72 allows light infantry to deal with a wider range of threats on their own, without being dependent on support from heavier and more expensive systems which can then be dedicated to deal with other threats. This has proven to be particularly valuable in low-intensity operations in areas such as Iraq and Afghanistan by allowing smaller detachments of otherwise lightly equipped units to bring heavy firepower to bear against the opponents without relying on crew-served, vehicle borne or indirect firesupport.

Today, after more than 50 years and more one million systems delivered, the light-weight, portability, ease of use, low cost and reliability of the M72 means it remains as relevant as ever on the battlefield.

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M72 ASM RC

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M72 EC

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M72 FFE

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M72 A12 ASM

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE HISTORY OF THE M72 IN OUR ONLINE MINI-DOCUMENTARY.

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