Figure 14-28.--Firing mechanism.
is engaged with the trigger through the hooks on the
front part of the firing rod and red trigger button.
The firing mechanism is mechanical (fig. 14-28). It
3. Forward Safety (Step 3, fig. 14-29). The forward
includes the red trigger button, the enclosed firing rod
safety is located on the forward end of the firing
with firing rod spring, and three safety devices. The red
mechanism. The forward safety is connected to a steel
trigger button is located forward of the cocking lever
rod that prevents the firing rod from striking the firing
just behind the forward safety. The weapon cannot be
pin. The forward safety must be fully depressed and held
fired unless the three safety devices have been
down before the launcher can be fired.
1. Transport Safety Pin (Step 1, fig. 14-29). The
transport safety pin blocks the movement of the firing
The following procedures are used to prepare the
pin and prevents it from striking the cartridge percussion
AT4 for immediate firing:
cap (not shown). To disengage the transport safety pin,
pull it out and release.
2. Cocking Lever (Step 2, fig. 14-29). The cocking
lever is attached to the firing rod. When the cocking
lever is in the SAFE position, there is no contact between
BE SURE EARPLUGS ARE IN-
the firing rod and the trigger. To cock the AT4, push the
SERTED. KEEP WEAPON POINTED
TOWARD THE TARGET. KEEP BACK-
cocking lever forward and down with the thumb of your
BLAST AREA CLEAR.
right hand. When the weapon is cocked, the firing rod