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US Rocket, 35mm Practice, M73

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This is a subcaliber practice rocket incorporating an integral, impact-inertia fuze. It is used for training and simulates the rocket for the light antitank weapon (LAW) system. The rocket is fired from a practice M190 launcher (a modified M72A1 LAW launcher).

The spotting head and fins are painted black; the remainder of the rocket is olive drab. A blue band appears on the forward end of the rocket motor. On later production rockets, the spotting head is painted blue and the fins are painted brown. The rocket motor section is olive drab with white markings. A metallic foil covered tape is attached around the forward end of the rocket motor for weight adjustment.

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TM 43-0001-30, Rockets (chg 14, 2001)