The LRAC F1 is a man-portable, 89-mm, rocket-launcher developed and manufactured by the French, State-run firm Manufacture Nationale d’Armes de Saint-Etienne between 1970 and 1971. It is in service with the French Army since 1972. It first saw combat action in Chad, Africa, in 1975, being fielded by the French Foreign Legion. It was also used by the French Army in the Gulf War, in 1991. Served by a crew of two men, this infantry weapon consists of a 1.2-m-long, smooth-bored tube, equipped with an electrical firing system and a 3x optical sight. The LRAC F1 fires 2.2-kg rocket fitted with a shaped-charge warhead, which can penetrate 400-mm-thick, steel armor plates at 600 m away, thus, being more powerful and effective to the American M67.

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