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- What Army Field Manual covers the M136 AT4?
- FM 3-23.25 Chapter 3
- What is the AT4?
- It is an 84mm, light weight, single shot, man-portable, self contained antiarmor weapon fired from the right sholder only.
- What is the approximate length of the AT4 Rocket?
- 18 Inches.
- What is the approximate weight of the AT4 Rocket?
- 4 Lbs.
- What is the length of the AT4?
- 40 Inches
- What is the maximum effective range of the AT4?
- 300 Meters
- What is the overall weight of the AT4?
- About 15 Lbs.
- What is the maximum range of the AT4?
- 2,100 Meters
- What is the minimum target engagement range of the AT4?
- 30 Meters
- How many pre-fire checks are there and what are they (AT4)?
- There are 11 pre-fire checks.
1. The rear seal, a brown acrylic plastic plate inside the venturi, is in place and undamaged.
2. The transport saftey pin is in place and fully inserted. The lanyard is attached to the transport safety pin and the launcher. The lanyard should already be wraped around the launcher clockwise and the transport safety pin inserted in the retainer hole counterclockwise.
3. The cocking lever is present and in the safe (uncocked) position.
4. The plastic fire-through muzzle cover is in place and undamaged. If it is torn or broken, cut it out and check the launch tube to ensure it is clear of foreign objects. Remove any that you find by turning the tube muzzle downward and gently shaking the launcher.
5. The launcher has the correct color coded band.
6. The sights function properly. Open the sight covers to ensure the sights pop up and are undamaged.
7. The forward safety does not move when you depress it.
8. The red trigger button is not missing.
9. The launcher body has no cracks.
10. The carryinh sling is not frayed and is attached firmly to the launch tube.
11. The shoulder stop is not broken or damaged, and it unsnaps and folds down.
- How large and what does the back-blast area consist of?
- The back-blast area is 65 meters in a 90-degree fan behind the weapon. The distances are 5 meters combat and 60 meters training.
- What is the FM concerning the M16/A1, M16/A2 and M4 Rifles?
- FM 3-22.9
- What is the first thing you should do when you handle a weapon?
- Make sure you clear it.
- Name the five phases in Basic Rifle Marksmanship.
- 1. Preliminary Rifle Instruction
2. Downrange feedback
3. Field Fire
4. Advanced Rifle Marksmanship
5. Advanced Optics, Laser and Iron sights
- What is the purpose of a weaponeer?
- The weaponeer is capable of simulating all of the BRM live fire scenarios without firing rounds. Immediate feedback is available for critquing the soldier's application of the integrated act of firing while using the weaponeer device to include misfire procedures.
- What are the four fundamentals of marksmanship?
- 1. Steady Position
2. Proper Aim (Sight Picture)
4. Trigger Squeeze
- During preliminary Marksmanship Training (PMI), what are the only two positions taught?
- 1. Foxhole supported
2. Prone unsupported
- What does the acronym SPORTS stand for?
- Slap, Pull, Observe, Release, Tap and Shoot
- Describe the proper procedures for applying remedial action.
- (FM 3-22.9 Ch 3-1)
1. Try to place the weapon on safe.
2. Remove the magazine
3. Lock the bolt to the rear
4. Place the weapon on safe if not already done.
- Describe the proper procedure for applying immediate action.
- (FM 3-22.9, Ch 3-1)
1. Gently slap upword on the magazine to ensure that it is fully seated and that the magazine follower is not jammed.
2. Pull the charging handle fully to the rear and check the chamber (Observe for the ejection of a live round or expended cartridge)
3. Release the charging handle (don't ride it forward)
4. Tap the forward assist assembly to ensure bolt closure.
5. Try to fire the rifle
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