Amendment No. 1
"Until such time as men become proficient in the firing of the rocket launcher, all practices will be fired with the rocket launcher rested in either filled sandbags or on the bipod."
Rocket Launcher – 3.5 Inch; M20
CATP 11-7; 1952
(a) The launcher is carried as a two-piece unit which is assembled into a 60 3/4-inch launcher for firing.
(b) A magneto-type firing device in the firing grip provides the current used for firing the rocket.
(c) There is very little recoil as the rocket is jet-propelled.
(d) There is a definite backblast.(e) It is highly mobile (the launcher weighs 14 lbs.), and it is operated by two men.
(f) The HEAT (high explosive, anti-tank) rocket will penetrate 11 inches of homogeneous armour plate.
(g) The maximum range of the rocket is 960 yards.
(h) The rocket weighs 8 ½ lbs., and has a muzzle velocity of 340 feet per second.
(j) The HEAT rocket is used primarily against tanks; it can be used against secondary targets such as gun emplacements, pill boxes, and personnel. It will penetrate 12 inches of masonry or timber. It has a fragmentation area of 25 yards radius from the point of impact.
Note:…Impact with mud, sand, or water may not detonate the rocket.
- M20 3.5in Rocket Launcher and Manuals
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