The Armed Forces of Ukraine received a shipment of the M72 EC LAW weapon system from Denmark.
“The final batch of 2,700 M72 EC LAW anti-tank weapons was delivered to Ukraine yesterday and the Danish C-130 Hercules has returned to base,” the Danish Defense Ministry said in a post. posted on Twitter.
Danmarks Radio reported, this is the first time in recent times that Denmark has donated weapons to a country at war.
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The M72 LAW is a mobile single-shot unguided 66 mm anti-tank weapon.
Tirsdag aaries landede det danske Hercules-fly igen sikkert på” dansk grund, efter den sidste send panserværnsvåben to Ukraine var blvet aflevet. Tak for indsatsen! #dkforsvar #dkpol pic.twitter.com/nZa4OeNgrV
– Forsvarsministeriet / Danish MoD Kit (@Forsvarsmin) March 1, 2022
As noted by the Norwegian company Nammo, the M72 represents one of the most successful shoulder-fired artillery systems ever developed.
Disposable, easy to operate, extremely light and powerful, it provides true encirclement fire (FFE), allowing soldiers to maintain cover and cover positions. The claimed penetration for the M72 EC LAW is 450mm of rolled homogeneous armor plate.