Soldier Fires SMAW-D in Afghanistan


"Get back, get back, get back...this ain't no fu**ing LAW." Sgt. Dumar fires a SMAW-D in Panjwai'i District, Afghanistan. What seemed like a bad shot later turned out to be pretty lethal. Minutes after firing this weapon, Dumar was a victim of a command-detonated IED but survived. He lost his left leg, among other injuries. The Shoulder-Launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is a shoulder-launched rocket weapon, based on the Israeli B-300, with the primary function of being a portable assault weapon (e.g. bunker buster) and a secondary anti-armor rocket launcher. It was introduced to the United States armed forces in 1984. It has a maximum range of 500 metres (550 yd) against a tank-sized target.

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