Figure 14-34.--Launcher inspection.
zone, the unit commander may order its destruction.
8. Reinsert the transport safety pin.
Priority is given to the destruction of those parts most
9. Wait 2 minutes, then carefully lay the faulty
difficult to replace, such as the sight, firing mechanism,
launcher on the ground, muzzle facing toward the target.
and launching tube. The same parts of the system should
10. Dispose of the faulty launcher according to
be destroyed to prevent the enemy from reconstructing
SOP (Range Safety Officer).
one complete unit from several damaged ones. In
combat, after the launcher has been fired, it should be
Misfire Procedures (Combat)
destroyed to prevent the enemy from converting the
1. Release the forward safety. Immediately recock
launcher into a booby trap.
the cocking lever. Check the backblast area; aim, fully
Destruction can be accomplished by four methods:
depress, and hold down the forward safety; and press the
red trigger button.
2. If the launcher still does not fire, maintain your
firing position, and return the cocking lever to the SAFE
position. Remove the launcher from your shoulder and
reinsert the transport safety pin. Lay the faulty launcher
aside; keep the muzzle pointed toward the target.
Immediately use another launcher to engage the target.
Dispose of or destroy the faulty launcher according to
INSPECTION BEFORE FIRING
standard operating procedures.
rather than as a weapon, the launcher is completely
The AT4 requires no preventive maintenance or
sealed. Inspection is limited to visual examination of the
repairs at the first or second echelon. No repair parts are
external components. The launcher is waterproof. When
supplied to the using organization.
the fire-through muzzle cover is intact, the launcher
remains waterproof until fired. The overall condition of
the launcher should be inspected before being used (fig.
When capture of the AT4 is imminent or if it
14-34). The firer should ensure that
becomes necessary to abandon the system in a combat