Sunday, February 10, 2013

PF89 / Type 89 LAW rocket launcher from China

The Chinese Type 89 / PF89 Light Anti-Tank Weapon (LAW) is a 80 mm, single shot, disposable rocket launcher designed to succeed the Type 69 Rocket Propelled Grenade (RPG) launcher. It is similar to the slightly bigger AT4 / M136 rocket launcher of Swedish origin.

The PF89 comes with an optical sight only and is completely self-contained and water-tight for ease of transportation and storage. The fin-stabilized 80 mm High-Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) unguided rocket is sealed within the fiber-glass tube.

The man-portable PF89 can be used by a single infantry soldier to engage lightly armored vehicles, bunkers or other reinforced buildings with very little recoil and high accuracy.

Caliber: 80 mm
Barrel length: 900 mm
Effective range: 200 m
Muzzle velocity: 147 m/s
Weight launcher: 1.86 kg (unloaded), 3.70 kg (loaded)
Weight rocket: 1.84 kg






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