The SMAW is an 83mm man-portable weapon system consisting of the MK153 launcher. The MK 3 HEDP rocket was designed to destroy bunkers and other fortifications during assault operations as well as other designated targets. The MK 6 HEAA rocket was made to destroy main battle tanks. Both rockets are shipped and encased in tubs which are attached to the rear of the launcher. Maximum effective range is 500 meters against a larger item like a tank and about 250 meters against smaller items such as bunkers. Both rockets have black motors and either a yellow band around the nose for HEĀ filled or blue band for practice round.