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« The M136 is the successor of the M72 LAW in US Army service. The M136 is a recoilless weapon used primarily by infantry to defeat light armor. The 84mm High Explosive Anti-Tank (HEAT) warhead provides high penetration capability and lethal after-armor effects.
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M136
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Faction - USMC
- U.S. Army
Type Rocket Launcher
Caliber 84 mm
Magazine
capacity
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Variants None
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The M136 is an 84 mm rocket launcher that is primarily used by both USMC and U.S. Army forces in ArmA 2.

Overview Edit

The M136 is an unguided and reloadable, portable short-range rocket launcher.

It uses 84 mm rockets fitted with high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warheads, and is accurate at distances of between 250 and up to 1,000 metres. The M136 lacks any kind of sensors for tracking targets, and only has a simple ironsight for aiming with. It cannot have its zeroing adjusted.

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A U.S. Marine prepares to fire the M136.

The M136 is designed to be a lightweight, shoulder-carried anti-vehicle rocket launcher that is effective against both light and medium armoured vehicles. If necessary, it can also be used to raze unreinforced structures and be used against clumped-up infantry; though it is rather ineffective in the case of the latter due to the small blast radius of the HEAT warhead.

It should be noted that while it's strong against non-heavily armoured vehicles, the M136 isn't nearly as effective when it comes to tackling Main Battle Tanks compared to the Russian-made RPG-7V (loaded with PG-7VR grenades). This is because the M136's HEAT warhead isn't powerful enough to break through their thick armour, though some damage can still be inflicted provided that rockets impact the rear of the tank or turret where an MBT is most vulnerable.

This is still inadvisable to attempt and will almost always result in the M136's already limited supply of munitions being wasted however, so it's better to leave such targets to dedicated ATGM launchers like the Javelin instead.

Trivia Edit

  • Like the RPG-18, the M136 is erroneously depicted as being reloadable despite the fact that its real-world counterpart is designed to be disposed of immediately after use (the M136's tube is not reinforced to withstand the pressure from more than one launch).
    • And as with the RPG-18, the M136's rockets occupy a full six slots of the player's inventory despite the rockets being smaller (and lighter) than ATGMs.
    • This was presumably done as a stand-in for the M136 being a disposable weapon in real-life, as unless the player was willing to sacrifice all ammunition for their primary weapon (by carrying two rockets) the M136 would indeed become a single-shot weapon.

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Weapons of comparable role and configuration Edit