|Type||Anti-tank rocket launcher|
|Place of origin||France|
|Weight||6.7 kg (14.7 lb)|
|Length||1.2 m (3.9 feet)|
|Rate of fire||4 rounds per minute|
|Muzzle velocity||170 m/s (557.7 ft/s)|
|Effective firing range||200 m (656.2 feet)|
|Maximum firing range||1,200 m (3,937 feet)|
|Filling weight||300 g|
|LRAC 73-50, showing firing shield and sight|
The LRAC de 73mm Mle 1950 (lance-roquettes antichar de 73 mm modèle 1950 (LRAC 73-50)) was a French antitank rocket launcher produced and fielded in the 1950s. The LRAC fired a 73-mm high explosive antitank projectile that was capable of penetrating over 11 inches of rolled homogenous armor when struck at a 90-degree angle of impact. The LRAC 73-50 was replaced in French service by the 3.5-inch M20 Bazooka. Used during the Korean War, it pierced the armor of T-34 tanks.
The LRAC 73-50 had a shield to protect the operator's face from the rocket's back-blast.
- David Campbell (2016). Israeli Soldier vs Syrian Soldier : Golan Heights 1967–73. Combat 18. illustrated by Johnny Shumate. Osprey Publishing. p. 49. ISBN 9781472813305.
- Bollendorf, p. 300.
- COMHART Volume 10, p. 66.
- "Musee Infanterie". musee-infanterie.com.
- J. E. Stauff, J. Guillot, and R. Dubernet, Comité pour l'histoire de l'armement terrestre (COMHART) Tome 10 Armaments Antichars Missiles Guidés et Non Guidés, Délégué Général pour l'Armement, 1996
- John Bollendorf, ST-CW-07-29-74 Projectile Fragment Identification Guide Foreign, Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington: GPO, 31 December 1973 (DIA Guide)
|This French military article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it.|