Ukrainian Armed Forces have received shipments of M72 EC LAW weapon systems from Denmark.
“Last batch of the 2,700 M72 EC LAW anti-tank weapons was delivered to Ukraine yesterday and the Danish C-130 Hercules has returned to its base,” the Danish Ministry of Defense said in a Twitter post.
This is the first time in recent times that Denmark is donating weapons to a country at war, Danmarks Radio reports.
The M72 LAW is a portable one-shot 66-mm unguided anti-tank weapon.
Tirsdag aften landede det danske Hercules-fly igen sikkert på dansk grund, efter den sidste sending panserværnsvåben til Ukraine var blevet afleveret. Tak for indsatsen! #dkforsvar #dkpol pic.twitter.com/nZa4OeNgrV
— Forsvarsministeriet/Danish MoD (@Forsvarsmin) March 1, 2022
As noted by the Norwegian company Nammo, the M72 represents one of the most successful shoulder-fired systems ever developed.
Disposable, easy to operate, and extremely lightweight and powerful, it provides true fire-from-enclosure (FFE) capability, allowing warfighters to maintain cover and concealed positions. Claimed penetration for the M72 EC LAW is 450mm of rolled homogeneous armor steel plate.