storage; however, when the launcher is placed in the
firing position, it serves to ignite and guide the rocket
on its initial flight toward the target. Once fired, the
launcher is designed to be discarded.
The AT4 is designed to withstand arctic, tropic, and
desert conditions or any combination of natural
environments. It may be used under conditions of
limited visibility. Target engagement, however, is
limited by the ability of the firer to detect and identify
the target visually and to determine the range to the
Figure 14-25.--Launcher 84-mm, M136 (AT4), Heat.
The launcher is a one-piece, disposable, fiberglass-
wrapped tube. The launcher has the following
LAUNCHER AND CARTRIDGE,
components affixed to it (fig. 14-26).
84-MM, M136 (AT4), HEAT
Transport Safety Pin. Provides safety for
The launcher and cartridge, 84-mm, M136 (AT4),
transporting. It is attached to the launcher by a lanyard.
HEAT, is a lightweight, self-contained antiarmor
weapon. It consists of a free-flight, fin-stabilized
Cocking Lever. Cocks firing mechanism.
cartridge packed in an expendable launcher. It is issued
Fire-Through Muzzle Cover. Keeps out moisture
and prevents foreign objects from entering the muzzle.
operator maintenance. The launcher (fig. 14-25) serves
as a watertight packing container for transportation and
Color-Code Band. Indicates type of cartridge.
Figure 14-26.--Launcher components.