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TM 08673A-10/1B U.S.

MARINE CORPS TECHNICAL MANUAL OPERATOR’S MANUAL (WITH COMPONENTS OF END ITEM LIST) LAUNCHER, ASSAULT ROCKET, 83MM, (SMAW) MK 153 MOD 0

This publication supersedes TM 08673A-10/1A dated 30 June 1993. This publication is required for official use or for administrative or operational purposes only. Distribution is limited to U.S. Government agencies. Other requests for this document must be referred to Headquarters, U.S. Marine Corps, Code ARE-B, Washington, D.C. 20380-0001.

SEPTEMBER 2005 PCN: 18408673000

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TM 08673A-10/1B TABLE OF CONTENTS CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION Scope of Manual ............................................................................................................................................. 1-1 Maintenance Forms and Records ................................................................................................................... 1-1 Nomenclature Cross-Reference ...................................................................................................................... 1-2 SMAW System Characteristics (Launcher/Rocket Mated) .............................................................................. 1-3 Location and Description of Major Components .............................................................................................. 1-4 Principles of Operation ................................................................................................................................. 1-10 Spotting Mode ........................................................................................................................................ 1-10 Launch Mode ......................................................................................................................................... 1-11 CHAPTER 2. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Description and Use of Operator's Controls .................................................................................................... 2-1 Spotting Rifle ............................................................................................................................................ 2-1 Firing Mechanism ..................................................................................................................................... 2-2 Sight Mount .............................................................................................................................................. 2-3 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS) ................................................................................. 2-4 Operation Under Usual Conditions ............................................................................................................... 2-21 Prepare SMAW for Usage at Time of Issue ............................................................................................ 2-21 Carrying Positions .................................................................................................................................. 2-27 Individual Load Bearing Equipment (ILBE) Carrying Configuration ......................................................... 2-29

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TM 08673A-10/1B TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont'd) CHAPTER 2. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (Cont’d) Prepare SMAW for Firing ....................................................................................................................... Select a Firing Site ................................................................................................................................. Select a Firing Position Using Telescopic Sight ..................................................................................... Acquire Target Using Telescopic Sight for High Explosive and Practice Rockets .................................. Acquire Target Using Telescopic Sight (For NE Round) ........................................................................ Fire Rocket ............................................................................................................................................ Clear SMAW and Reload Second Rocket .............................................................................................. Acquire Target Using Open Sights ......................................................................................................... Acquire Target Using Open Sights (For NE Round) ............................................................................... HEAA Characteristics ............................................................................................................................ Target Acquisition with HEAA Rocket .................................................................................................... Using Spotting Rifle with HEAA Rocket ................................................................................................. Preparation for Travel ..................................................................................................................................

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CHAPTER 3. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS Inspection ...................................................................................................................................................... Weapon Malfunctions Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................... Launcher .................................................................................................................................................. Spotting Rifle ...........................................................................................................................................

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TM 08673A-10/1B TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont'd) CHAPTER 3. MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS (Cont’d) Field Stripping Spotting Rifle ........................................................................................................................... 3-7 Disassembly ............................................................................................................................................. 3-8 Assembly ................................................................................................................................................ 3-14 Cleaning ....................................................................................................................................................... 3-17 Launcher (Rocket Firing or Contamination) ............................................................................................ 3-18 Telescopic Sight ..................................................................................................................................... 3-20 Sight Mount ............................................................................................................................................ 3-22 Shoulder Rest and Bipod ........................................................................................................................ 3-23 Firing Mechanism and Front Pistol Grip .................................................................................................. 3-24 Spotting Rifle .......................................................................................................................................... 3-25 CHAPTER 4. AMMUNITION General ........................................................................................................................................................... 4-1 Inspection at Issue .......................................................................................................................................... 4-1 Round Inspection (Tactical and Practice) ................................................................................................. 4-1 Rocket Inspection ......................................................................................................................................4-2 Noise Simulator Inspection ....................................................................................................................... 4-6 Peculiar Ammunition Items for Use with SMAW ............................................................................................. 4-8 Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, Dual Mode, (SMAW) MK 3 Mod 0 ....................................................... 4-8 Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, (SMAW) MK 6 Mod 0 ............................ 4-10 iii

TM 08673A-10/1B TABLE OF CONTENTS (Cont'd) CHAPTER 4. AMMUNITION (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, SMAW-NE, MK 80 Mod 0 ............................................................................ Rocket, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, Practice, (SMAW) MK 7 Mod 0 .......................................... Cartridge, Spotting Rifle, 9mm, (SMAW) MK 217 Mod 0 ........................................................................ Simulator, Noise, Assault Rocket Trainer, (SMAW) MK 105 Mod 0 ....................................................... 4-12 4-14 4-16 4-17

CHAPTER 5. TRAINER USE AND MAINTENANCE Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services .............................................................................................. 5-2 Using the Trainer ........................................................................................................................................... 5-5 Trainer Malfunctions ...................................................................................................................................... 5-8 Cleaning the Trainer ..................................................................................................................................... 5-11 Clean Launcher and Trainer (Noise Simulator Firings Only) .................................................................. 5-11 APPENDIX A. REFERENCES .......................................................................................................................... A-1 APPENDIX B. LIST OF COMPONENTS REQUIRED FOR OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE OF SMAW ............................................................................................ B-1 APPENDIX C. LIST OF EXPENDABLE/CONSUMABLE ITEMS ...................................................................... C-1

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TM 08673A-10/1B SAFETY SUMMARY

WARNING
Clear the SMAW before performing any maintenance procedures, checks, or inspections. Ensure that the spotting rifle chamber and magazine well are empty. See pages 2-54, 2-55, and 2-56, step 3A. (Pages 2-5, 2-33, 3-8, 3-17) If there is evidence that a tactical or practice rocket has been damaged, do not attempt to fire it. (Pages 2-8, 4-5) Do not remove the rocket encasement forward end cap for inspection purposes until time of use. Do not attempt to remove the rocket from the encasement. (Pages 2-8, 4-4) Ensure firing mechanism safety lever is in the SAFE position, and charge lever is not in the CHARGE position before inserting or removing rocket or inserting spotting rifle magazine. Do not let muzzle of the launcher touch the ground during this operation. If muzzle should touch the ground, perform procedures on page 2-33. (Pages 2-30, 2-35) Keep muzzle pointed down range at all times. (Pages 2-30, 2-56)

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WARNING
The rocket encasement end cap, when in place on the rocket encasement, shunts the rocket motor igniter. This shunt prevents accidental rocket motor ignition due to electrical interference. When an unfired rocket is removed from the launcher for any reason, immediately replace the end cap. Failure to replace the end cap could result in accidental rocket motor ignition. (Page 2-31) Do not depress the launch lever (2) forward while placing the charge lever in the CHARGE position. (Page 2-35) When the charge lever is in the CHARGE position, the SMAW is able to fire. Do not place the safety lever (1) in the FIRE position or depress the launch lever (2) forward until the target is in sight. (Page 2-35) Do not fire SMAW from enclosed areas. This could be hazardous to the gunner and other personnel. (Page 2-38) Always ensure no personnel are in the backblast danger area prior to firing the rocket. (Pages 2-38, 2-52) When using the prone firing position, ensure the operator’s body does not extend beyond the rocket encasement. The backblast could cause injury. (Page 2-42) vi

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WARNING
When using the prone firing position, keep the rear end cap clear of the ground and other obstructions. Do not let the muzzle touch the ground. If the muzzle should touch the ground, perform the procedures on page 2-33. (Page 2-42) Do not look at the sun, flares, lasers, or searchlights while sighting through the telescopic sight. Severe eye injury could occur. (Page 2-45) If a noticeable difference in sound or recoil is experienced, or if no trace is observed and the cartridge does not eject while firing the spotting rifle, stop firing immediately. A projectile may be lodged in the barrel, which could cause an explosion with the next shot fired. See WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING, page 3-2. (Page 2-47)

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TM 08673A-10/1B SAFETY SUMMARY (Cont'd)

WARNING
Once the end cap is removed from the SMAW HEAA encased rocket, take precautions to avoid damage (dents) to the portion of the HEAA rocket that protrudes from the end of the encasement. This portion of the SMAW HEAA rocket is called the probe and contains the crush switch for the warhead. The HEAA rocket will protrude from 3.90 inches to 4.20 inches from the forward end of the braided encasement. Denting the protruding portion of the HEAA rocket could cause the rocket to detonate at the minimum arming distance when the rocket is fired. Once the end cap is removed from an encased SMAW HEAA rocket, immediately load the round into the SMAW launcher. Should it be required to unload a live HEAA rocket from a SMAW launcher, immediately return the end cap to the live encased rocket in order to shunt the electrical circuit within the rocket and protect the circuit switch. (Page 2-64) Avoid firing the SMAW HEAA rocket through heavy foliage or obstacles such as barbed wire, fencing, etc. These obstacles could damage the crush switch on the rocket probe detonating the warhead prematurely. (Page 2-64) Clear the SMAW prior to preparing for travel. (Page 2-67)

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TM 08673A-10/1B SAFETY SUMMARY (Cont'd)

WARNING
Discharge hazard to SMAW rockets from operating helicopters: A small possibility that electric current induced in the firing circuit by electrostatic discharge (ESD) could potentially cause the rocket motor igniter to fire and result in an inadvertent launching of the round. ESD created by helicopters provides the most potential for inadvertent launch. (Page 2-68) If rocket does not fire, wait 15 seconds to ensure delayed firing does not occur. Keep the aim point on the target while waiting. (Page 3-2) As the bolt/carrier assembly is removed, it will snap backwards. Keep fingers clear of this area. (Page 3-13) Do not subject the tactical or practice rocket to rough handling. It is high explosive ammunition. (Page 4-3) If there is a noise simulator installed in the trainer, remove it prior to inspection. See step 13, page 5-10 for removal procedures. (Page 5-3)

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CAUTION
Do not lay the launcher on the telescopic sight while performing PMCS. (Pages 2-5, 3-8) Do not subject rocket or launcher to rough handling or dropping. Mishandling the launcher may misalign launcher boresighting. Mishandling the rocket may damage rocket components and cause a malfunction at launch or during flight. (Page 2-67) The internal mechanism of the tube is spring loaded. Cover the tube opening with thumb until the carrier stop spring assembly is removed. (Page 3-9) When installing bolt (3) in tube (11), ensure the larger hole in the firing pin head (14) remains aligned with extractor (5). (Page 3-14) When using water to clean the SMAW (as described in the note on page 3-17), take care not to immerse the firing mechanism. (Page 3-17) Do not touch the lenses with fingers or allow foreign materials to contact lenses. (Page 3-20)

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CAUTION
Observe markings on shipping containers. Use only the proper tools for opening the shipping container and its enclosed protective packaging. (Page 4-2) Do not pull on the electrical wire while installing or removing the noise simulator. (Page 5-5) Do not allow water to enter the noise simulator electrical contacts. (Page 5-12)

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TM 08673A-10/1B CHAPTER 1

INTRODUCTION
SCOPE OF MANUAL This manual is for use in operating and maintaining the Launcher, Assault Rocket, 83mm, (SMAW) MK 153 Mod 0. The Shoulder Launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon (SMAW) is a lightweight, simple to use, one-man operable weapon. It is for use against buildings, bunkers, field fortifications, armor vehicles, and other hard and soft targets. The SMAW is capable of firing both tactical and practice rockets through the launch tube and tracer cartridges ballistically matched to these rockets through the spotting rifle. The SMAW launcher with spotting rifle, sights, and encased rocket attached form a ready to fire weapon. By attaching a trainer, the SMAW launcher can be used for gunner training. MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS All record and report forms which are required by current directives to be maintained by maintenance facilities shall be carefully processed in accordance with such directives. Record all rocket firings in Weapon Record Book, NAVMC 10558A, in accordance with TM 4700-15/1, Equipment Record Procedure.

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TM 08673A-10/1B NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE A cross-reference between official nomenclature and the nomenclature used in this manual is provided in the listing below. All references in this manual to the items listed will be by TM nomenclature. NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE LISTING TM Nomenclature SMAW Tactical Rocket Tactical Rocket Tactical Rocket Practice Rocket Tracer Cartridge Spotting Rifle Telescopic Sight Night Sight Night Vision Device Illuminator/Aiming Light Infrared Aiming Light Launcher Trainer 1-2 Official Nomenclature Launcher, Assault Rocket, 83mm, MK 153 Mod 0 (with Encased Rocket Attached) Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, Dual Mode, (SMAW) MK 3 Mod 0 Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, HEAA, (SMAW) MK 6 Mod 0 Rocket, Assault, Encased, SMAW-NE, MK 80 Mod 0 Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, Practice, (SMAW) MK 7 Mod 0 Cartridge, Spotting Rifle, 9mm, MK 217 Mod 0 Rifle, Spotting, Assault Rocket Launcher, MK 9 Mod 0 Sight, Optical, Rocket Launcher, (SMAW) MK 42 Mod 0 Mini Night Sight (MNS), AN/PVS-17 Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD), AN/PVS-14 Target Pointer, Illuminator/Aiming Light (TPIAL), AN/PEQ-2A Light, Aiming, Infrared, AN/PAQ-4B Launcher, Assault Rocket, 83mm, MK 153 Mod 0 Trainer, Assault Rocket, 83mm, (SMAW) MK 27 Mod 0

TM 08673A-10/1B NOMENCLATURE CROSS-REFERENCE LISTING (Cont’d) TM Nomenclature Bolt Noise Simulator Cleaning Cloth Toothbrush Official Nomenclature Carrier Assembly Simulator, Noise, Assault Rocket Trainer, (SMAW) MK 105 Mod 0 Wiping Rag Brush, Cleaning: Small Arms; Plstc; Handle type

SMAW SYSTEM CHARACTERISTICS (LAUNCHER/ROCKET MATED) Operating Temperature Range .............................................................. -40 °F (-40 °C) to +140 °F (+60 °C) Weight (w/ Dual Mode) ................................................................................. Approx 29.34 pounds (13.3 kg) Length (w/ Dual Mode) ................................................................................ Approx 54 inches (1.36 meters) Effective Range (w/ Dual Mode) ................................................................. 17 meters min, 250 meters max Effective Range (High Explosive Anti-Armor (HEAA)) ................................. 17 meters min, 500 meters max Effective Range (Novel Explosive (NE)) ....................................................... 17 meters min, 250 meters max

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TM 08673A-10/1B LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. FRONT OPEN SIGHT REAR OPEN SIGHT LAUNCHER TUBE SPOTTING RIFLE BIPOD FRONT PISTOL GRIP

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TM 08673A-10/1B LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (Cont'd) 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. CARRYING SLING SIGHT MOUNT TELESCOPIC SIGHT SHOULDER REST FIRING MECHANISM ENCASED ROCKET

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TM 08673A-10/1B LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (Cont’d) NOTE For location of items 1 thru 6, see page 1-4, Right View (SMAW).

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FRONT OPEN SIGHT. Metal post for sighting. REAR OPEN SIGHT. U-shaped notch plate through which the front sight post is aligned with the target.

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TM 08673A-10/1B LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (Cont'd) 3. 4. 5. 6. LAUNCHER TUBE. A reinforced fiberglass tube to which the round and all major components attach to make up the SMAW. SPOTTING RIFLE. A 9mm semi-automatic rifle which fires tracer rounds ballistically matched to the rocket; used to zero in on the target. BIPOD. Mounted below the retractable shoulder rest. It unfolds to support center of gravity of loaded SMAW in prone position. FRONT PISTOL GRIP. Used to provide support and stability when aiming and firing SMAW. NOTE For location of items 7 thru 12, see page 1-5, Left View (SMAW). 7. 8. CARRYING SLING. Shoulder sling for carrying the launcher. SIGHT MOUNT. Attaches telescope, AN/PVS-14, AN/PVS-17, or AN/PEQ-2 or AN/PAQ-4 laser designator to the launcher. Provides controls for range adjustments and temperature variations.

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TM 08673A-10/1B LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (Cont'd) 9. 10. TELESCOPIC SIGHT. Provides a magnified image of the target and uses a standard crosshair reticle for centering aim point. SHOULDER REST. A folding metal bracket with rubber cushions. It is designed to rest on the gunner's shoulder to support the center of gravity of the loaded SMAW while aiming and firing. When not in use, it slides into a bracket at the rear of the launcher. FIRING MECHANISM. Provides controls for firing spotting rifle and for launching rocket, and a safety to prevent accidental firing.

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TM 08673A-10/1B LOCATION AND DESCRIPTION OF MAJOR COMPONENTS (Cont'd) 12. ENCASED ROCKET. A. Tactical. Consists of a rocket (1) with high explosive warhead and spotting rifle magazine (2) with six tracer cartridges sealed in a fiberglass tube (3). B. Practice. Ballistically identical to the tactical rocket but uses an inert warhead. C. Trainer. A totally inert dummy rocket weight balanced to the tactical rocket. Is capable of firing a noise cartridge to simulate rocket launch. NOTE The spotting rifle magazine supplied with the HEAA and NE rockets is located on the exterior of the rocket end cap; see page 2-63.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION The SMAW provides two modes of operation, the SPOTTING mode and the LAUNCH mode. Levers on the firing mechanism permit selection of the operating modes (See DESCRIPTION AND USE OF OPERATOR'S CONTROLS, page 2-1). SPOTTING MODE SPOTTING mode activates the spotting rifle. To select the SPOTTING mode, position the safety lever (1) to the FIRE position; the charge lever (2) to the CHARGE position; and the launch lever (3) remains in the aft position. When the trigger (4) is squeezed, only the spotting rifle will operate.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PRINCIPLES OF OPERATION (Cont'd) LAUNCH MODE LAUNCH mode activates the rocket for launch. To select the LAUNCH mode, position the safety lever (1) to the FIRE position; the charge lever (2) to the CHARGE position; and depress the launch lever (3) forward to the LAUNCH position and hold it depressed. When the trigger (4) is squeezed, only the rocket system will operate. NOTE Same procedure is used with trainer attached except noise simulator is fired instead of rocket.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CHAPTER 2

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
DESCRIPTION AND USE OF OPERATOR'S CONTROLS SPOTTING RIFLE COCKING HANDLE. Used to cock the spotting rifle by pulling cocking handle to the rear and releasing.

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TM 08673A-10/1B DESCRIPTION AND USE OF OPERATOR'S CONTROLS (Cont'd) FIRING MECHANISM (1) SAFE position provides mechanical block to trigger. FIRE position enables trigger for spotting rifle and launch mode. (2) CHARGE LEVER. Arms launcher electronics in CHARGE position. Provides mechanical block to trigger in uncharged position. Lever is shown in the NOT charged position. (3) LAUNCH LEVER. Disables launcher electronics in normal (aft) position. Disables spotting rifle and enables launcher electronics in (forward) depressed position. (4) TRIGGER. Activates firing of spotting rifle or launches rocket when charge lever is activated and launch lever is in the forward position.

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TM 08673A-10/1B DESCRIPTION AND USE OF OPERATOR'S CONTROLS (Cont'd) SIGHT MOUNT (1) RANGE WINDOWS. The High Explosive (HE) and Novel Explosive (NE) windows provide for range selection at hot or cold temperatures. (2) OUTER DRUM. Retracts and rotates to bring the HE or NE windows into position facing the rear of the sight mount. (3) INNER DRUM. Rotates to provide range adjustments (in meters). (4) HAND WHEEL. Used to secure the sights to sight mount.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) 1. 2. Always observe the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Column entries used in PMCS (see page 2-6). A. Item No. Lists the checks and services in the order they are performed. B. Interval. Specifies the intervals at which the PMCS will be performed. The B interval requires the check to be performed "Before Operation". The D interval requires the check to be performed "During Operation" of the equipment. The A interval requires the check to be performed "After Operation". The Q interval requires the check to be performed every "90 days". See Inspection, page 3-1. C. Item to be inspected. Identifies the portion of the system to be inspected. D. Procedures. Provides the procedures for performing the checks. E. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: Contains the conditions which will make the system unable to perform its primary function.

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WARNING
Clear the SMAW before performing any maintenance procedures, checks, or inspections. Ensure that the spotting rifle chamber and magazine well are empty. See pages 2-54, 2-55, and 2-56, step 3A.

CAUTION
Do not lay the launcher on the telescopic sight while performing PMCS.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 1. • • • • • • Item to be B D A Q inspected Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Launcher Clear the SMAW. See pages 2-54, 2-55, and 2-56, step 3A. Check launcher tube (1) inside and outside for dirt and residue. If firing rockets, clean the launcher tube (1), see pages 3-17 thru 3-19. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: Launcher tube damaged; return launcher to unit armorer.

Check launcher tube inside and outside for dents, cracks, bubbles, and other obvious damage.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. Item to be B D A Q inspected • Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Launcher Check the locking tabs (1) and electrical contact (2) in the (cont’d) aft end of launcher for obvious damage, cracks, and separation from tube. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: Locking tabs or electrical contact damaged; return launcher to unit armorer.

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Perform boresight check every 90 days, after the SMAW has been dropped, or prior to any live firing exercise.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 2. Item to be B D A Q inspected • Tactical/ Practice Rocket Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if:

WARNING
If there is evidence that a tactical or practice rocket has been damaged, do not attempt to fire it. Do not remove the rocket encasement forward end cap for inspection purposes until time of use. Do not attempt to remove the rocket from the encasement.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 2. (cont’d) Item to be B D A Q inspected • Tactical/ Practice Rocket (cont’d) Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. When the end cap is removed at time of use, check the two locking tabs (1) and two electrical contacts (2) for cracks, chips, and separation from rocket. Check entire rocket for obvious damage and the leading edge (3) for visible defects. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: Tactical/practice rocket damaged; return rocket to Ammunition Supply Point (ASP).

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 3. Item to be B D A Q inspected • • Open Sights Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Check the front (1) and rear (2) open sights for dirt. Check to ensure the rear open sight U-shaped notch plate is positioned in the vertical position. If required, clean as directed on page 3-18. Check the front and rear open sights for dents, cracks, and other obvious damage. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: If damaged, return launcher to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 4. B • D A • Q Item to be inspected Telescopic Sight Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Check telescopic sight (1) housing for dirt. If required, clean as directed on page 3-20. Check lenses for dirt and smears. If required, clean as directed on page 320 and 3-21. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: If both telescopic sight and open sights are damaged or inoperable; return launcher with telescopic sight to unit armorer.

Check telescopic sight for obvious damage. Look through the scope for evidence of internal moisture and fogging of lenses.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 5. Item to be B D A Q inspected • • Sight Mount Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Check sight mount for dirt. If required, clean as directed on page 3-22. Pull down on outer drum (1) and rotate clockwise (CW). As each window (2) lines up with the rear of the mount, it should snap into a detent position. Rotate past all four windows then repeat process counterclockwise (CCW). The drum should rotate smoothly with no binding. Ensure that captive thumb screw (3) is not bent or damaged. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if:

If outer drum fails to perform as described, or if thumb screw is lost or damaged, return launcher to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. Item to be B D A Q inspected • Sight Mount (cont’d) Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Rotate the outer drum (1) to position the HE window to line up with indicator mark (3). Rotate inner drum (2) until the HE window shows the 500 meter indicator mark and then return to “0”. Ensure the knob rotates the full range in each direction without excessive binding. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: If the inner drum fails to perform as described, return launcher to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 6. Item to be B D A Q inspected • • Shoulder Rest Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Extend and unfold the shoulder rest. Check the shoulder rest for dirt. If required, clean as directed on page 3-23. Check shoulder rest for damage, torn or missing rubber pads (1), and bent metal bracket. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: If any of these conditions exist, return launcher to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 7. Item to be B D A Q inspected • • Bipod Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Extend the bipod by squeezing legs together and pulling down. At full extension, the legs should spring open. Check the bipod for dirt; if required, clean as directed on page 3-23. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: If bipod fails to perform as directed or has obvious damage, return the launcher to unit armorer.

Check bipod for obvious damage such as bent or loose legs. Squeeze the legs together and return the bipod to its closed position. The legs should stay together. 2-15

TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 8. Item to be B D A Q inspected Firing Mechanism and Spotting Rifle Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Check the firing mechanism (1) for dirt; if required, clean as directed on page 3-24. Check the exterior of the spotting rifle (2) for dirt. Check the cocking handle track (3) where the bolt is exposed. Pull back the cocking handle (4). Ensure that the chamber (5) is clear. Check for dirt and carbon then slowly allow the cocking handle to go forward. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if:

If required clean as directed on page 3-25 thru 3-28.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 8. (cont’d) Item to be B D A Q inspected Firing Mechanism and Spotting Rifle (cont’d) • • Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. A. Place the safety lever (1) in the SAFE position and check to see that the charge lever (2) is in the forward position. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if:

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. Item to be B D A Q inspected • Firing Mechanism and Spotting Rifle (cont’d) Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. B. Squeeze the trigger (2). The trigger should not operate. C. Place the safety lever (1) in the FIRE position. Squeeze the trigger. The trigger should not operate. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: Trigger operates; return launcher to unit armorer.

8. • (cont’d)

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. Item to be B D A Q inspected • Firing Mechanism and Spotting Rifle (cont’d) Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. D. Place the charge lever (1) in the CHARGE position and squeeze the trigger. The firing pin should CLICK audibly. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: Firing pin does not CLICK; return launcher to unit armorer.

8. • (cont’d)

E. Place safety lever in the SAFE position and squeeze the trigger. Trigger should not operate.

Trigger operates; return to unit armorer. 2-19

TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. Item to be B D A Q inspected • Firing Mechanism and Spotting Rifle (cont’d) Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. F. Place safety lever to FIRE position. Press the launch lever (1) forward and squeeze the trigger; the charge lever (2) should return to the forward position with an audible sound. Pull back the cocking handle, then slowly allow the cocking handle to go forward. Place charge lever in CHARGE position and squeeze the trigger. The firing pin should CLICK audibly. Press the launch lever forward and squeeze the trigger; charge lever should return to the forward position with an audible sound. For readiness reporting. Equipment is not ready/available if: The charge lever fails to return to the forward position. Return to unit armorer.

8. • (cont’d)

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS PREPARE SMAW FOR USAGE AT TIME OF ISSUE STEP 1 NOTE The telescopic sight can be installed on the sight mount two ways. Under normal conditions, the operator may install the sight mount hand wheel in either the forward or aft hole of the telescopic sight base, whichever is more comfortable. When conditions require the operator to wear a protective mask, install the thumbscrew in the aft hole. Refer to step A for telescopic sight or steps B thru E for installing night vision devices. A. Install the telescopic sight (1) on the sight mount (2) by threading the hand wheel (3) into either the forward (4) or aft (5) hole of the telescopic sight base.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR USAGE AT TIME OF ISSUE (Cont’d) NOTES The AN/PEQ-2 can be installed on the sight mount two ways. When used with other night vision viewing equipment that is to be mounted on the weapon, the AN/PEQ-2 is mounted on the side rail of the sight mount. When the AN/PEQ-2 is to be used with head mounted night vision optics, the unit may be mounted on the top rail of the sight mount. When required to use AN/PEQ-2, refer to TM 10470A-12&P/1A, Operator’s and Unit Maintenance Manual, Target Pointer Illuminator/Aiming Light (TPIAL) AN/PEQ-2A. B. Install the AN/PEQ-2 (1), using SL-3 adaptor provided, to either side rail (2) or top rail (3) of sight mount (4); secure device using thumb screw on SL-3 adaptor.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR USAGE AT TIME OF ISSUE (Cont’d) NOTES The AN/PAQ-4 can be installed on the sight mount two ways. When used with other night vision viewing equipment that is to be mounted on the weapon, the AN/PAQ-4 is mounted on the side rail of the sight mount. When the AN/PAQ-4 is to be used with head mounted night vision optics, the unit may be mounted on the top rail of the sight mount. When required to use AN/PAQ-4, refer to TM 09596C-12&P/1A, Operator’s and Unit Maintenance Manual, Light, Aiming, Infrared AN/PAQ-4B. C. Install the AN/PAQ-4 (1), using SL-3 adaptor provided, to either side rail (2) or top rail (3) of sight mount (4); secure device using thumb screw.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR USAGE AT TIME OF ISSUE (Cont’d) NOTE When required to use night vision sight AN/PVS-14, refer to TM 10271A10/1A, Operator’s Manual, Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS14. D. Install the AN/PVS-14 (1), using SL-3 adaptor provided, to the top rail (2) of sight mount (3); secure device using thumb screw.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR USAGE AT TIME OF ISSUE (Cont’d) NOTE When required to use night vision sight AN/PVS-17, refer to TM 10796-12&P, Operator’s Manual for AN/PVS-17B and AN/PVS-17C Mini Night Sight (MNS). E. Install the AN/PVS-17 (1), using SL-3 adaptor provided, to the top rail (2) of sight mount (3); secure device using thumb screws.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR USAGE AT TIME OF ISSUE (Cont’d) STEP 2 Attach the carrying sling at points (1) and (2) on the top of the launcher as shown.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) CARRYING POSITIONS

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) CARRYING POSITIONS (Cont’d)

2-28

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) INDIVIDUAL LOAD BEARING EQUIPMENT (ILBE) CARRYING CONFIGURATION Two SMAW rockets can be carried in pouches (1) located on the lower sides of the ILBE. The rockets are secured to the ILBE with straps (2) located on either side of the pack.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING NOTE Dispose of empty rocket encasements and empty spotting rifle magazines in accordance with local standard operating procedures. STEP 1

WARNING
Ensure firing mechanism safety lever is in SAFE position, and charge lever is not in the CHARGE position before inserting or removing rocket or inserting spotting rifle magazine. Do not let muzzle of the launcher touch the ground during this operation. If muzzle should touch the ground, perform procedures on page 2-33. Keep muzzle pointed down range at all times. 2-30

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING (Cont’d) A. Drop to a comfortable position with the launcher across lap and firing mechanism UP. Remove a rocket from the backpack. A. Grasp the rocket (1) with one hand and with the other hand, remove the tape seal from the end cap/rocket encasement joint; then rotate the front end cap (2) 1/4 turn CCW. Remove end cap from round and place it on ground so the spotting rifle magazine is accessible.

B. STEP 2

WARNING
The rocket encasement end cap, when in place on the rocket encasement, shunts the rocket motor igniter. This shunt prevents accidental rocket motor ignition due to electrical interference. When an unfired rocket is removed from the launcher for any reason, immediately replace the end cap. Failure to replace the end cap could result in accidental rocket motor ignition.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING (Cont’d) STEP 3 A. B. Inspect the rocket as described in step 2 of PMCS, pages 2-8 and 2-9. Insert rocket (1) into launcher (2) and rotate rocket CW approximately 1/4 turn until it locks in place.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING (Cont’d) STEP 4 If the muzzle of the launcher touches the ground, perform steps A and B.

WARNING
Clear the SMAW before performing any maintenance procedures, checks, or inspections. Ensure that the spotting rifle chamber and magazine well are empty. See pages 2-54, 2-55, and 2-56, step 3A. A. B. Check inside the launch tube for dirt, rocks, or other foreign materials. If needed, clean as directed on page 3-19. Check the bore of the spotting rifle for dirt; if needed, clean as directed on page 3-26.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING (Cont’d) STEP 5 A. B. Remove spotting rifle magazine (1) from forward end cap (2). Insert spotting rifle magazine (1) into the magazine well (3). Ensure spotting rifle magazine is locked in place.

C. To load and cock the spotting rifle, pull cocking handle (4) to the rear and release. NOTE The spotting rifle magazine supplied with the High Explosive Anti-Armor (HEAA) and NE rockets is located on the outside of the rocket encasement; see page 2-63.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING (Cont’d) STEP 6 Place the charge lever in CHARGE position.

WARNING
Do not depress the launch lever (2) forward while placing the charge lever in the CHARGE position. When the charge lever is in the CHARGE position, the SMAW is able to fire. Do not place safety lever (1) in the FIRE position or depress the launch lever (2) forward until target is in sight.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING SITE

(1) DANGER AREA – No personnel allowed in this area; death or severe injury may be sustained from blast and flying debris. (2) CAUTION AREA – Personnel must wear helmet, body armor, ballistic goggles, and hearing protection. (3) CAUTION AREA – Personnel should remain clear of this area. Injury may be sustained from flying debris and excessive sound pressure levels (140 dB or more).

2-36

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING SITE (Cont’d) a. Ensure the field of fire down range is clear of obstructions such as trees, brush, buildings, power lines, or large rocks that interfere with the line of sight. Premature warhead detonation could occur if the rocket should hit them. Fragments of the rocket which are formed by the detonation of the tactical rocket warhead can be hazardous to the gunner and other personnel on or close to the firing line. Ricocheting fragments of the practice and tracer cartridges can also pose a danger to personnel. The velocity of these fragments increase with target hardness. For safety reasons, the following minimum safe engagement ranges should be observed. Rear Danger Area. Ensure no friendly troops are in Areas 1 or 3 and Area 1 (see page 2-36) is clear of obstructions and loose objects. Solid objects in the backblast area can deflect shock waves or debris toward the operator. MINIMUM SAFE ENGAGEMENT RANGES TACTICAL ROCKET TARGET Brick/Cement/Sandbag Armored Vehicle/Metal COMBAT 50 Meters* 80 Meters* TRAINING 100 Meters 150 Meters

b.

c.

* Targets may be engaged at shorter ranges if the gunner fires from a protected position. Other personnel on or close to firing line should also be in a defilade position. 2-37

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING SITE (Cont’d) MINIMUM SAFE ENGAGEMENT RANGES (Cont’d) PRACTICE ROCKET AND TRACER CARTRIDGE TARGET Brick/Cement/Sandbag Armored Vehicle/Metal COMBAT N/A N/A TRAINING 50 Meters 50 Meters

* Targets may be engaged at shorter ranges if the gunner fires from a protected position. Other personnel on or close to firing line should also be in a defilade position.

WARNING
Do not fire SMAW from enclosed areas. This could be hazardous to the gunner and other personnel. Always ensure no personnel are in the backblast danger area prior to firing the rocket.

2-38

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING POSITION USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT Any of four positions can be used. Standing 1. 2. 3. Extend the shoulder rest. Face the target, place SMAW on shoulder and spread legs, balancing body with level hip. The left hand holds the front grip and the right hand holds the firing mechanism grip with the elbow pressed against the body for added stability. Aiming is done with the whole body.

4.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING POSITION USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT (Cont’d) Sitting 1. 2. 3. 4. Extend the shoulder rest. Face the target. Sit with legs crossed, leaning slightly forward. Rest elbows behind knees to avoid bone-tobone contact.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING POSITION USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT (Cont’d) Kneeling 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Extend the shoulder rest. Face the target and kneel on the right knee. Point the left leg and foot at the target. Sit on the heel of right foot. Rest left arm on left knee. Let the fleshy part of the arm (just above elbow) make contact with the knee.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) SELECT A FIRING POSITION USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT (Cont’d) Prone 3. Keep the back straight with the right leg directly on a line running through the right shoulder. Place both heels on the ground with left leg moved out to a comfortable position. NOTE Do not use the shoulder rest in the prone position.

WARNING
When using the prone firing position, ensure the operator’s body does not extend beyond the rocket encasement. The backblast could cause injury. When using the prone firing position, keep the rear end cap clear of the ground and other obstructions. Do not let the muzzle touch the ground. If the muzzle should touch the ground, perform the procedures on page 2-33. 1. 2. Extend the bipod. Lie down at an angle as close as 90° to the launcher as possible to keep clear of the backblast area.

4.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS STEP 1 Identify target and estimate range in meters (m). NOTE To engage moving targets, see pages 2-65 and 2-66.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS (Cont’d) STEP 2 A. Set the sight mount to HE by pulling down on and rotating the outer drum (1) until the HE window (2) appears at the rear of the sight mount. NOTE The practice rocket uses the same settings as the HE (tactical) rocket. The NE rocket uses different procedures. Refer to page 2-50. B. Rotate the inner drum (3) to position the estimated range (4) under the proper temperature index.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS (Cont’d) STEP 3

WARNING
Do not look at the sun, flares, lasers, or searchlights while sighting through the telescopic sight. Severe eye injury could occur. A. B. Place the charge lever in the CHARGE position. Open front lens cover. Place eye firmly in center of eye guard and acquire a target through the telescopic sight.

C. Place the sight reticle cross hairs aim point on the target’s center of mass.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS (Cont’d) STEP 4 A. While holding the aim point, place the safety lever in the FIRE position. NOTE Just before squeezing the trigger, take a breath and HOLD IT! Hold breath until after the weapon fires. B. Squeeze the trigger and continue holding the aim point until tracer strikes on or near the target.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS (Cont’d) STEP 5

WARNING
If a noticeable difference in sound or recoil is experienced, or if no trace is observed and the cartridge does not eject while firing the spotting rifle, stop firing immediately. A projectile may be lodged in the barrel, which could cause an explosion with the next shot fired. See WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING, page 3-2. NOTE At longer ranges, the tracer may temporarily leave the field of view of the telescopic sight and reappear just prior to target impact. A. If no impact point or a large error is observed, re-estimate the range. Adjust the inner drum to the new estimated range and fire again. Repeat this process until a tracer strikes on or near the target. 2-47

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS (Cont’d) B. Observe the tracer point of impact on the target in relation to the sight reticle.

C. This point of impact on the sight reticle is now the adjusted aim point.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT FOR HIGH EXPLOSIVE AND PRACTICE ROCKETS (Cont’d) STEP 6 A. Move the adjusted aim point to the target center of mass by moving the weapon. NOTE Just before squeezing the trigger, take a breath and HOLD IT! Hold breath until after the weapon fires. B. Squeeze the trigger and continue holding the aim point until tracer strikes target.

C. Observe the second tracer point of impact on the target in relation to the sight reticle. D. Repeat steps A thru C until desired target impact point is observed. Six tracer cartridges are contained in each spotting rifle magazine.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT (FOR NE ROUND) Ranging Target NOTE The spotting rifle cartridge is not ballistically matched to the NE round. The following steps are needed to adjust the HE setting to the correct NE setting. STEP 1 Follow steps 1 thru 4 for HE target acquisition. See pages 2-43 thru 2-46. NOTE It is necessary to remember the aim point on the target before firing the spotting rifle. STEP 2 Rotate the outer drum to the appropriate NE window (hot or cold). STEP 3 Rotate the inner drum to the same range setting as previously set in the HE window.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING TELESCOPIC SIGHT (FOR NE ROUND) (Cont’d) STEP 4 Reacquire the same aim point and fire the rocket using the same procedures as the HE rocket. See page 2-53.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) FIRE ROCKET STEP 1 Hold adjusted aim point on target.

WARNING
Always ensure no per-sonnel are in the backblast danger area prior to firing the rocket. NOTE Rocket will strike target within several inches of tracer cartridge impact.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) FIRE ROCKET (Cont’d) STEP 2 A. While holding the adjusted aim point, press the launch lever forward to the LAUNCH position with thumb and hold. NOTE Just before squeezing the trigger, take a breath and HOLD IT! Hold breath until after the weapon fires. B. STEP 3 Reload and fire second rocket if necessary. See CLEAR SMAW AND RELOAD SECOND ROCKET, page 2-54. Squeeze the trigger to launch the rocket.

2-53

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) CLEAR SMAW AND RELOAD SECOND ROCKET STEP 1 A. B. Place the safety lever in the SAFE position. Remove SMAW from shoulder.

C. Depress locking mechanism (1) located on the left side of the magazine well (3) and remove the spotting rifle magazine (2). D. If all tracer cartridges have not been fired, eject the tracer cartridge in the chamber by pulling the cocking handle (4) to the rear.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) CLEAR SMAW AND RELOAD SECOND ROCKET (Cont’d) STEP 2 Check the charge lever (1) to ensure it is in the forward (not charged) position. NOTE The charge lever automatically returns to the forward (not charged) position after the rocket is fired.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) CLEAR SMAW AND RELOAD SECOND ROCKET (Cont’d) STEP 3

WARNING
Ensure firing mechanism safety lever is in the SAFE position and the charge lever is not in the CHARGE position before inserting or removing rocket or inserting spotting rifle magazine. Do not let muzzle of the launcher touch the ground during this operation. If muzzle should touch the ground, perform procedures on page 2-33. Keep muzzle pointed down range at all times. A. Remove expended rocket encasement (1) from launcher (2) by rotating CCW until it unlocks from launcher, and pull rearward. Discard expended rocket encasement.

B.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) CLEAR SMAW AND RELOAD SECOND ROCKET (Cont’d) STEP 4 A. B. If mission is complete, close lens cover. If mission is not complete, install next round. See PREPARE SMAW FOR FIRING, pages 2-30 thru 2-35.

2-57

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING OPEN SIGHTS STEP 1 PREPARE THE SMAW FOR FIRING; see pages 2-30 thru 2-35. NOTE The open sights are intended as a back-up for the telescopic sight. To engage moving targets, see pages 2-65 and 2-66. STEP 2 When using the open sights, align the top of the front sight post (1) with the notch in the rear sight (2).

2-58

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING OPEN SIGHTS (Cont’d) STEP 3 A. Set the charge lever to CHARGE and the safety lever to FIRE on the firing mechanism. NOTE Just before squeezing the trigger, take a breath and HOLD IT! Hold breath until after the weapon fires. B. Squeeze the trigger and continue holding the aim point until tracer strikes target.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING OPEN SIGHTS (Cont’d) STEP 4 A. B. Observe the first impact point on the target in relation to sights. Adjust the aim point and fire another tracer cartridge.

C. Observe the tracer trail to the point of impact on the target in relation to sights. D. Repeat steps B and C until desired target impact point is observed. E. FIRE ROCKET; see pages 2-52 and 2-53.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING OPEN SIGHTS (FOR NE ROUND) The SMAW-NE round can be employed using the iron sights if adjustments are made for the range to the target. The iron sights on the SMAW are boresighted for 250 meters for the High Explosive, Dual Purpose and HEAA rounds. This equates to 137 meters (above 32 °F) and 125 meters (below 32 °F) for the SMAW-NE; at these conditions no aim point adjustment is required. The Iron Sight Range Table provides aim point adjustments for targets closer or beyond the boresighted distances. Positive values indicate the impact point is low and needs to be adjusted higher; negative values indicate the impact point is high and the aim point needs to adjusted lower. IRON SIGHT RANGE TABLE FOR SMAW-NE Range (Meters) 100 125 137 150 200 250 Aim Point Adjustment (Meters, Above 32°F) -0.8 -0.3 0.0 0.4 2.8 6.5 Aim Point Adjustment (Meters, Below 32°F) -0.7 0.0 0.5 1.2 4.8 10.2

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) ACQUIRE TARGET USING OPEN SIGHTS (FOR NE ROUND) (Cont’d) Example: For temperatures above and below 32 °F. A. B. For a target at 100 meters (temperature above 32 °F), aim at a point 0.8 meters below the target. It will hit 0.8 meters above the point where the sights are aiming. For a target at 150 meters (temperature below 32 °F), aim at a point 1.2 meters above the target. It will hit 1.2 meters below where the sights are aiming.

If the distance is known to the target (laser range finder or other means), the range drum can be set to this distance on the SMAW-NE range drum. Determine the aim point and fire the rocket.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) HEAA CHARACTERISTICS The HEAA rocket is designed to penetrate armor plate in excess of 600mm. This capability enables the SMAW gunner to effectively engage all known threat armor to a distance of 500 meters. Prepare SMAW for Firing Unlike the SMAW Dual Mode Rocket, the spotting rifle magazine for the SMAW HEAA rocket is located on the exterior of the rocket end cap. To remove the spotting rifle magazine for the HEAA rocket: (1) Locate spotting rifle magazine on the exterior of encasement end cap. (2) Depress spotting rifle magazine cover tabs, and (3) Pull spotting rifle magazine from end cap.

It is not necessary to remove magazine cover from spotting rifle magazine prior to loading into SMAW launcher. 2-63

TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) HEAA CHARACTERISTICS (Cont’d)

WARNING
Once the end cap is removed from the SMAW HEAA encased rocket take precautions to avoid damage (dents) to the portion of the HEAA rocket that protrudes from the end of the encasement. This portion of the SMAW HEAA rocket is called the probe and contains the crush switch for the warhead. The HEAA rocket will protrude from 3.90 inches to 4.20 inches from the forward end of the braided encasement. Denting the protruding portion of the HEAA rocket could cause the rocket to detonate at the minimum arming distance when the rocket is fired. Once the end cap is removed from an encased SMAW HEAA rocket, immediately load the round into the SMAW launcher. Should it be required to unload a live HEAA rocket from a SMAW launcher, immediately return the end cap to the live encased rocket in order to shunt the electrical circuit within the rocket and protect the circuit switch. Avoid firing the SMAW HEAA rocket through heavy foliage or obstacles such as barbed wire, fencing, etc. These obstacles could damage the crush switch on the rocket probe detonating the warhead prematurely.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) TARGET ACQUISITION WITH HEAA ROCKET The SMAW telescopic sight was not designed to be used against moving targets. An armored vehicle traversing a firing position at maximum speed will be moving too fast to allow the SMAW gunner to keep the target in the scope’s field of view and hold the correct lead. It is recommended that the SMAW launcher’s open sights be used when engaging a fast moving target.

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TM 08673A-10/1B OPERATION UNDER USUAL CONDITIONS (Cont’d) TARGET ACQUISITION WITH HEAA ROCKET (Cont’d) On stationary or slow moving targets, normal target acquisition techniques are used.

USING SPOTTING RIFLE WITH HEAA ROCKET Range acquisition of a target with the spotting rifle greatly increases first round hit probability; however, the potential loss of surprise must be considered. In an ambush, or defensive position where range is known and firing points are predetermined, use of the spotting rifle is not necessary. Pair or volley firing techniques are recommended. NOTE Moving targets can be ranged with the spotting rifle, but variance of the target speed must be considered.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREPARATION FOR TRAVEL

WARNING
Clear the SMAW prior to preparing for travel.

CAUTION
Do not subject rocket or launcher to rough handling or dropping. Mishandling the launcher may misalign launcher boresighting. Mishandling the rocket may damage rocket components and cause a malfunction at launch or during flight. 1. 2. Prior to travel, inspect, and clean the SMAW, see pages 3-17 thru 3-28. When the launcher and accompanying rocket are transported in a vehicle and not in their shipping containers, they should be tied down to prevent bouncing. Rockets should be secured pointing either up or sideways to the direction of travel so the end caps are pointed away from the vehicle driver and other personnel.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREPARATION FOR TRAVEL (Cont’d)

WARNING
Discharge hazard to SMAW rockets from operating helicopters: A small possibility that electric current induced in the firing circuit by electrostatic discharge (ESD) could potentially cause the rocket motor igniter to fire and result in an inadvertent launching of the round. ESD created by helicopters provides the most potential for inadvertent launch. 3. SMAW ammunition transported in helicopters shall be placed in the SMAW bag (NSN 8465-01-521-2356) to prevent premature firing of the rocket.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CHAPTER 3

MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
INSPECTION Perform Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS); see page 2-4 thru 2-20 for PMCS for all SMAW components except trainer rocket. See pages 5-3 thru 5-4 for trainer rocket PMCS. Perform boresight check every 90 days, after the SMAW has been dropped, or prior to any live firing exercise. Return launcher with telescopic sight to unit armorer for boresight check.

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TM 08673A-10/1B WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING LAUNCHER PROBLEM ROCKET DOES NOT FIRE

CORRECTIVE ACTION

WARNING
If rocket does not fire, wait 15 seconds to ensure delayed firing does not occur. Keep the aim point on the target while waiting. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Wait 15 seconds to ensure delayed firing does not occur. Keep the aim point on the target while waiting. Release the launch lever and trigger and set the safety lever to SAFE. Reset the charge lever to CHARGE. Place the safety lever to FIRE. Reestablish the aim point, depress the launch lever, and squeeze the trigger. Wait 15 seconds to ensure delayed firing does not occur. Keep the aim point on the target while waiting. Release the launch lever and trigger and place the safety lever in the SAFE position.

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TM 08673A-10/1B WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont’d) LAUNCHER (Cont’d) PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION ROCKET DOES NOT FIRE (Cont’d) 8. 9. Remove the rocket by rotating it counterclockwise (CCW) and pulling it rearward out of the launcher. With rocket removed, rotate it one half turn and remate it.

10. Attempt a third engagement. A. If the rocket fired, continue the mission. B. If the rocket did not fire, wait 15 seconds while continuing to hold the aim point. 11. If the rocket fails to fire, release the launch lever and the trigger, and place the safety lever on SAFE. Remove the rocket and immediately replace the rocket encasement end cap. Lay the rocket on the ground away from the firing position, keeping the projectile pointed towards the target.

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TM 08673A-10/1B WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont’d) LAUNCHER (Cont’d) PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION ROCKET DOES NOT FIRE 12. Obtain a second rocket and continue the mission. (Cont’d) NOTE If the rocket fails to fire with the second rocket installed, it may be a faulty launcher. Return launcher to unit armorer. If the second rocket does fire, then the first rocket was a dud. Notify Explosive Ordnance Disposal. RIFLE DOES NOT FIRE • Safety on SAFE • Defective tracer cartridge • Bolt not seated • Internal parts incorrectly assembled Place safety lever to FIRE. Eject defective cartridge, return to Ammunition Supply Point. Reseat bolt. Assemble correctly. See ASSEMBLY, pages 3-14 thru 3-16.

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TM 08673A-10/1B WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont’d) SPOTTING RIFLE PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION RIFLE DOES NOT EXTRACT • Broken extractor Return to unit armorer. • Excessive carbon build-up in chamber or on extractor Clean the firing chamber and/or extractor. See CLEANING, pages 3-25 thru 3-28.

PROJECTILE LODGED IN BARREL

Place safety lever on SAFE. Remove the rocket by rotating it CCW and pulling it from the launcher and immediately replace the end cap. Remove spotting rifle magazine and eject the cartridge in the chamber. Field strip the rifle (see page 3-7), and inspect the barrel for a lodged projectile. If barrel is not clear, return launcher to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B WEAPONS MALFUNCTIONS TROUBLESHOOTING (Cont’d) SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) PROBLEM CORRECTIVE ACTION RIFLE DOES NOT FEED • Spotting rifle magazine Re-seat spotting rifle magazine. not fully seated • Spotting rifle magazine not locked • Defective spotting rifle magazine • Restricted bolt action RIFLE DOES NOT CHAMBER • Dirty chamber • Obstructed chamber Check spotting rifle magazine catch. If defective, return launcher to unit armorer. Obtain another spotting rifle magazine and continue mission. Field strip and clean rifle.

Clean carbon from chamber. See CLEANING, pages 3-25 thru 3-28. Clear obstruction.

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. RECOIL SPRING/BUFFER ASSEMBLY FIRING PIN HEAD BOLT/CARRIER LOCKING ROLLERS (2) EXTRACTOR SLOTTED NOTCH TUBE COVER COCKING HANDLE NOTCHES COCKING HANDLE TRACK TUBE FIRING PIN REAR INSERT CARRIER LARGER HOLE IN FIRING PIN HEAD

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) DISASSEMBLY

WARNING
Clear the SMAW before performing any maintenance procedures, checks, or inspections. Ensure that the spotting rifle chamber and magazine well are empty. See pages 2-54, 2-55, and 2-56, step 3A.

CAUTION
Do not lay the launcher on the telescopic sight while performing PMCS. NOTE Items 1 thru 14 in steps 2 thru 7 correspond to the item numbers in the exploded view on page 3-7. 1. Lay launcher on a clean, dry surface with spotting rifle up and muzzle pointing to the right.

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) DISASSEMBLY (Cont’d)

CAUTION
The internal mechanism of the tube is spring loaded. Cover the tube opening with thumb until the carrier stop spring assembly is removed. 2. Using cleaning rod, depress end of recoil spring/buffer assembly (1). Push inward and upward to start the tube cover (7) up out of slotted notch (6). Remove the cleaning rod and, while holding thumb over the rear tube opening, lift the tube cover (7) the rest of the way out of slotted notch (6).

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) DISASSEMBLY (Cont’d) 3. Keep thumb partially covering the tube opening and carefully remove the recoil spring/buffer assembly (1).

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) DISASSEMBLY (Cont’d) 4. Pull cocking handle (8) to the rear as if cocking the spotting rifle.

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) DISASSEMBLY (Cont’d) 5. Lift the cocking handle (8) out of the tube. Using tube cover (7), start at the forward end of the cocking handle track (10) and slide the bolt (3) toward the rear of the tube until the firing pin head (2) just clears the rear tube opening.

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) DISASSEMBLY (Cont’d)

WARNING
As the bolt/carrier assembly (3) is removed, it will snap backward. Keep fingers clear of this area. 6. 7. Reinsert cocking handle in large hole on the firing pin head (14). Grasp bolt/carrier assembly firmly and remove from the tube (11). Remove cocking handle (8), ensuring that the firing pin head and carrier do not snap together. Hold the bolt at the extractor (5) and rotate the rear insert carrier (13) CCW until the bolt separates into two pieces.

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) ASSEMBLY

CAUTION
When installing bolt (3) in tube (11), be sure the larger hole in the firing pin head (14) remains aligned with extractor (5). NOTE Clean and lube the spotting rifle prior to assembly. See page 3-25 thru 3-28. Items 1 thru 14 in steps 1 thru 6 correspond to the item numbers in the exploded view on page 3-7. 1. While holding the bolt at the extractor end (5), align larger hole (14) in firing pin head (2) with extractor (5). Insert firing pin (12), rear insert carrier (13), and firing pin head (2) into the carrier (3). Turn rear insert carrier (13) CW until it stops. Bolt is now assembled.

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Stand in front of the aft end of launcher; insert bolt (3) with the extractor (5) up into the rear tube opening until rollers (4) stop movement. While pulling out hard on the firing pin head (2) with one hand, and pushing in the

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) ASSEMBLY (Cont’d) 2. (Cont’d) opposite direction on the carrier (3) with the other hand, rotate firing pin head (2) slightly CW and CCW to fit the bolt into the tube (11) until the rollers (4) are inside the tube. When pushing bolt completely into the tube, ensure rear insert carrier (13) remains turned to the full CW position. Using the cleaning rod, push bolt (3) into tube (11) until the opening in the firing pin head (2) is aligned with the rear end of the cocking handle track (10). Insert cocking handle (8) in rear end of the cocking handle tract (10) so that it engages firing pin head (2). Insert the cocking handle with the larger notch (9) facing away from the launcher. Push forward on the cocking handle until the bolt locks at the forward end of the track.

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TM 08673A-10/1B FIELD STRIPPING SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) ASSEMBLY (Cont’d) 5. Insert recoil spring/buffer assembly (1) into tube (11).

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Push the end of the recoil spring/buffer assembly (1) up into the tube using thumb and cleaning rod. Insert tube cover (7) into the slotted notch (6) and ensure the button on the recoil spring/buffer assembly (1) fits into the hole in the tube cover (7).

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING

WARNING
Clear the SMAW before performing any maintenance procedures, checks, or inspections. Ensure that the spotting rifle chamber and magazine well are empty. See pages 2-54, 2-55, and 2-56, step 3A.

CAUTION
When using water to clean the SMAW (as described in the note below), take care not to immerse the firing mechanism. NOTE Cleaner, lubricant, and preservative (CLP) is used in most cleaning procedures described in this manual and, in most cases, is adequate for cleaning the SMAW. However, when the SMAW is very dirty or covered with mud, use water to aid cleaning. Always apply a light coat of CLP to ferrous metal surfaces cleaned with water. During extreme cold weather operations, use Lubricant Arctic Weather (LAW), MIL-L-14107 instead of CLP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) LAUNCHER (ROCKET FIRING OR CONTAMINATION) MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Toothbrush 1. 2. Clean the outside of the rocket launcher tube (1) using a toothbrush and cleaning cloth. Remove all visible dirt. Clean the front (2) and rear (3) open sights using toothbrush dampened with CLP. Wipe dry with a dry cloth.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) LAUNCHER (ROCKET FIRING OR CONTAMINATION) (Cont’d) 3. Clean the inside of the launcher tube (1) by wrapping cleaning cloths dampened with CLP around the 83mm bore brush (2) and running it back and forth through the launcher tube. Remove all dirt and residue. When the launcher tube is clean, repeat this process using dry cleaning cloths to remove all traces of CLP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) TELESCOPIC SIGHT MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Alcohol, Ethyl Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Lens Brush Toothbrush Lens Paper 1. Clean the outside of the telescopic sight using a toothbrush and cleaning cloth.

CAUTION
Do not touch the lenses with fingers or allow foreign materials to contact lenses. 2. Remove eyeguard by turning knurled ring (1) CCW until eyeguard can be pulled off. Flip up the lens cover and using the lens brush, brush away any dirt, dust, or lint from the lenses.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) TELESCOPIC SIGHT (Cont’d) 3. 4. 5. Dampen a piece of lens paper with a few drops of ethyl alcohol. Beginning at the center of each lens, wipe in an expanding circular motion with light pressure. Repeat, if necessary, using fresh lens paper. Close the lens cover and replace eyeguard onto the telescopic sight. Tighten knurled ring CW until it secures the eyeguard.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) SIGHT MOUNT MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Toothbrush Clean the sight mount using a toothbrush and cleaning cloth.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) SHOULDER REST AND BIPOD MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Toothbrush CLP 1. 2. 3. Extend and unfold the shoulder rest (1). Extend the bipod (2). Using a cleaning cloth and toothbrush, remove all dirt and mud from the metal parts of the shoulder rest and bipod. Apply a light coat of CLP to the bipod spring. Wipe dry with a dry cloth. Clean the rubber pads on the shoulder rest by wiping with a cleaning cloth dampened with water. Allow to air dry.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) FIRING MECHANISM AND FRONT PISTOL GRIP MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Toothbrush Using a cleaning cloth and toothbrush, remove all visible dirt and mud from the firing mechanism (1) and front pistol grip (2). Ensure all dirt is removed from the firing mechanism controls and from the trigger (3).

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) SPOTTING RIFLE MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Cotton Tip Applicator Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Cleaner, Pipe Absorbent CLP 9mm Bore Brush Receiver Brush 1. Field strip the spotting rifle, see pages 3-7 thru 3-13. NOTE When lubricating the spotting rifle and its components, apply only a light film of CLP. Use standard rifle cleaning procedures to clean the spotting rifle.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) 2. Using CLP, clean all internal components of the spotting rifle. Remove all carbon, corrosion, rust, and dirt. Use a toothbrush as necessary to clean any stubborn areas and pipe cleaners or cotton tip applicators in hard to reach areas. Do not use abrasive material. Lightly lubricate with CLP.

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Using the 9mm bore brush, clean the bore with CLP. Do not reverse direction of the bore brush while it is still inside bore. Remove all lead and carbon. Lightly lubricate with CLP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) 4. Using CLP and receiver brush, clean the firing chamber (1), inside tube (2), and cocking handle track (3). Remove all carbon, corrosion, rust, and dirt. Do not use abrasive materials. Lightly lubricate the cleaned area with CLP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING (Cont’d) SPOTTING RIFLE (Cont’d) 5. 6. 7. Using CLP and toothbrush, clean the interior of the magazine well. Remove all carbon, corrosion, rust, and dirt. Do not use abrasive materials. Lightly lubricate with CLP. Clean the whole exterior of the spotting rifle with CLP. Remove all carbon, corrosion, rust, and dirt. Do not use abrasive materials. Lightly lubricate with CLP. Re-assemble spotting rifle. See pages 3-14 thru 3-16.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CHAPTER 4

AMMUNITION
GENERAL Perform an inspection for completeness and obvious damage on the various SMAW ammunition available for combat and training modes. Inspection is to take place at time of issue. INSPECTION AT ISSUE ROUND INSPECTION (Tactical and Practice) 1. The round shipping container (1) is color coded (2) and marked to indicate the type of round it contains (3) as well as environmental requirements for storage and transport (4).

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TM 08673A-10/1B INSPECTION AT ISSUE (Cont’d) ROCKET INSPECTION

CAUTION
Observe markings on shipping containers. Use only the proper tools for opening the shipping container and its enclosed protective packaging. 2. Open the round shipping container (1) by loosening the six fasteners (2) and cutting the three bands (6). Lift the fiberboard boxes (3) out of the round shipping container (1). NOTE There are three rockets packaged in each of the two stacked fiberboard boxes. The Novel Explosive (NE) rocket is packaged two per box. 4. Cut the binding tape (4) at each end of the stacked fiberboard boxes to separate them, cut the binding tape (5) at the top, and open the box.

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TM 08673A-10/1B INSPECTION AT ISSUE (Cont’d) ROCKET INSPECTION (Cont’d)

WARNING
Do not subject the tactical or practice rocket to rough handling. It is high explosive ammunition. 5. 6. Open the barrier bag (1) located inside the fiberboard box. Lift off the foam cover (2) and check the indicator card (3) for the percentage of humidity in rocket packaging. Refer to page 4-4. Lift the rockets from the foam base (4).

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TM 08673A-10/1B INSPECTION AT ISSUE (Cont’d) ROCKET INSPECTION (Cont’d)

WARNING
Do not remove the rocket encasement forward end cap for inspection purposes until time of use or attempt to remove the rocket from the encasement. 8. Check the humidity indicator card. The indicator card has three blue numbered rings. The circled numbers (30-40-50) indicate the percentage of humidity present in the rocket packaging. As the moisture content increases, the indicators will change in color from blue to pink to white. If the 50 circle reads pink or white, return rockets to Ammunition Supply Point (ASP). An inspection for moisture and contamination must be accomplished prior to reissue of the rockets. Indication of moisture is considered a minor defect and does not preclude firing of the rocket. If excessive moisture is found in rocket packaging, return to ASP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B INSPECTION AT ISSUE (Cont’d) ROCKET INSPECTION (Cont’d)

WARNING
If there is evidence that a tactical or practice rocket has been damaged, do not attempt to fire it. 9. Inspect the fiberglass rocket container (1), end cap (2), and forward and aft protective cushions (3) for obvious damage. Return damaged rockets to the ASP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B INSPECTION AT ISSUE (Cont’d) NOISE SIMULATOR INSPECTION

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TM 08673A-10/1B INSPECTION AT ISSUE (Cont’d) NOISE SIMULATOR INSPECTION (Cont’d) Each noise simulator will be inspected as it is removed from the M19A1 container for the following items: 1. 2. 3. 4. Inspect that safety shunt is installed. Inspect the wire for nicks or fraying. Inspect the wire for a proper fit in the noise simulator. Inspect external surface of the cartridge for punctures, cracks, or other obvious damage.

If any discrepancies are noted in the above inspections, return the noise simulator to the ASP.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, Dual Mode, (SMAW) MK 3 Mod 0

USE: Assault rocket used to neutralize bunkers and urban targets. DESCRIPTION:

TABULATED DATA: Rocket, Assault, Encased, Dual Mode, (SMAW) MK 3 Mod 0 Weight: 12.9 pounds (5.9 kg) Diameter: 3.27 inches (83mm) Length: 30 inches Charge: 2.4 pounds Aluminized Comp A-3 Body: Aluminum Warhead, steel motor case Fuze: Rocket, Impact, MK 420 Mod 0 Color: O.D. with yellow band TYPE:

An encased rocket which, when fitted to launcher MK 153 Mod 0, becomes a shoulder-fired weapon system. The rocket consists of a fast-burning propellant motor propulsion system, a fuze with safety and arming characteristics, and an aluminum-cased high explosive warhead packed in a disposable fiberglass encasement. The encasement acts as part of the launch tube, with FEDERAL SUPPLY CODE: the motor burning completely in the encasement. The fuze arms the rocket at a distance of 17 meters and DODIC: HX05 provides target discrimination features upon impact.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, Dual Mode, (SMAW) MK 3 Mod 0 (Cont’d) UNIT OF ISSUE: Each Packed: 1-encased rocket (MK 3 Mod 0) with six 9mm tracer cartridges (MK 217 Mod 0) in a spotting rifle magazine stored in a forward end cap.

FUNCTIONING: Upon removal of the end cap, the spotting rifle magazine (six tracer cartridges in a spotting rifle magazine are stored inside the end cap) is inserted into the spotting rifle and the encased rocket is inserted and locked into the launcher. Upon the gunner’s lever selection, either the spotting rifle is fired or the rocket is launched. The fuze arms the warhead during the launch cycle and the warhead detonates upon impact with the target. Depending on the target structural integrity, the rocket will detonate in either a fast (hard) or a slow (soft) mode.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, (SMAW) MK 6 Mod 0

USE: Assault rocket used to neutralize armor vehicles. DESCRIPTION: An encased rocket which, when fitted to launcher MK 153 Mod 0, becomes a shoulder-fired weapon system. The rocket consists of a fast-burning propellant motor propulsion system, a fuze with safety and arming characteristics, and a shaped charge high explosive warhead packed in a disposable fiberglass encasement. The encasement acts as part of the launch tube, with the motor burning completely in the encasement. The fuze arms the rocket at a distance of 17 meters.

TABULATED DATA: Rocket, Assault, Encased, High Explosive Anti-Armor, (SMAW) MK 6 Mod 0 Weight: 14.25 pounds (6.4 kg) Diameter: 3.27 inches (83mm) Length: 33.2 inches Charge: 1.89 pounds Octol Body: Aluminum Encased Shaped Charge Warhead, steel motor case Fuze: Rocket, Impact, MK 259 Mod 0 Color: O.D. with yellow band FEDERAL SUPPLY CODE: DODIC: HX06 TYPE:

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, (SMAW) MK 6 Mod 0 (Cont’d) UNIT OF ISSUE: Each Packed: 1-encased rocket (MK 6 Mod 0) with six 9mm tracer cartridges (MK 217 Mod 0) in a spotting rifle magazine stored in an external pocket on the forward end cap.

FUNCTIONING: Upon removal of the end cap, the spotting rifle magazine (six tracer cartridges in a spotting rifle magazine are stored on the end cap) is inserted into the spotting rifle, and the encased rocket is inserted and locked into the launcher. Upon the gunner’s lever selection, either the spotting rifle is fired or the rocket is launched. The fuze arms the warhead during the launch cycle and the warhead detonates upon impact with the target.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, SMAW-NE, MK 80 Mod 0

USE: Assault rocket used to neutralize small urban structures and caves. The SMAW-NE warhead is designed to provide enhanced-blast lethality to defeat personnel in reinforced structures and caves. DESCRIPTION: An encased rocket which, when fitted to launcher MK 153 Mod 0, becomes a shoulder-fired weapon system. The rocket consists of a fast-burning propellant motor propulsion system, a fuze with safety and arming characteristics, and an aluminum-cased high explosive charge packed in a disposable fiberglass encasement. The encasement acts as part of the launch tube, with the motor burning completely in the encasement. The fuze is designed to prevent arming of the warhead closer than 27 feet from the launcher. 4-12

TABULATED DATA: Rocket, Assault, Encased, SMAW-NE, MK 80 Mod 0 Weight: 18.5 pounds (8.5 kg) Diameter: 3.27 inches (83mm) Length: 32 inches Charge: 4.0 pounds PBXN-113 Body: Aluminum Warhead, steel motor case Fuze: Impact, Rocket (SMAW) MK 420 Mod 1 Color: O.D. with yellow band FEDERAL SUPPLY CODE: DODIC: HA34 TYPE:

TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, SMAW-NE, MK 80 Mod 0 (Cont’d) UNIT OF ISSUE: Each Packed: 2-NE rockets packaged in each of the fiberboard shipping boxes marked NE on the exterior of the shipping container. The spotting rifle magazine (6 rounds per magazine) is attached to the outside of the fiberglass rocket encasement.

FUNCTIONING: Before firing, the end cap is removed and the spotting rifle magazine is removed from the outside of the rocket encasement and inserted into the spotting rifle. The encased rocket is inserted and locked into the launcher. Upon the gunner’s lever selection, either the spotting rifle is fired or the rocket is launched. The fuze arms the warhead during the launch cycle and the warhead detonates upon impact with the target. Depending on the target’s structural integrity, the warhead will detonate in either a fast (hard) or slow (soft) mode.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, Practice, (SMAW) MK 7 Mod 0

USE: Assault rocket used for practice and training. DESCRIPTION: An encased rocket which, when fitted to launcher MK 153 Mod 0, becomes a shoulder-fired weapon system. The rocket consists of a fast-burning propellant motor propulsion system and an inert plastic warhead packed in a disposable fiberglass encasement. The encasement acts as part of the launch tube, with the motor burning completely in the encasement.

TABULATED DATA: Rocket, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, Practice, (SMAW) MK 7 Mod 0 Weight: 12.9 pounds (5.9 kg) Diameter: 3.27 inches (83mm) Length: 30 inches Charge: M7 propellant and igniter Body: Plastic Warhead (inert), steel motor case Fuze: None Color: O.D. with brown band FEDERAL SUPPLY CODE: DODIC: HX07 TYPE:

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Rocket, Assault, Encased, 83mm, High Explosive Anti-Armor, Practice, (SMAW) MK 7 Mod 0 (Cont’d) UNIT OF ISSUE: Each Packed: 1-encased rocket (MK 7 Mod 0) with six 9mm tracer cartridges (MK 217 Mod 0) in a spotting rifle magazine stored in the forward end cap.

FUNCTIONING: Upon removal of the end cap, the spotting rifle magazine (six tracer cartridges in a spotting rifle magazine are stored inside the end cap) is inserted into the spotting rifle, and the encased rocket is inserted and locked into the launcher. Upon the gunner’s lever selection, either the spotting rifle is fired or the rocket is launched. The rocket has no explosive capability against the target except for kinetic energy. Upon impact against a target, the plastic warhead ruptures, dispensing an inert white spotting powder.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Cartridge, Spotting Rifle, 9mm, (SMAW) MK 217 Mod 0

USE: A tracer cartridge ballistically matched with SMAW rockets. When fired, enables the gunner to determine aim point of target. DESCRIPTION: A tracer cartridge that contains a 9mm jacketed bullet with an aft burning tracer element. The bullet is mounted in an outer case. An inner case is mounted in the outer case and contains a percussion primer and propellant. TABULATED DATA: TYPE: Weight: 4-16 Cartridge, Spotting Rifle, 9mm, (SMAW) MK 217 Mod 0 0.07 pounds (31 gm)

Diameter: Length: Charge: Body: Fuze: Color:

0.47 inches (12mm) 2.8 inches (71mm) Propellant MIL-P-3984 Brass None Bullet Tip Red

FEDERAL SUPPLY CODE: DODIC: AX11 FUNCTIONING: The cartridge is percussion-fired in the SMAW spotting rifle MK 8 Mod 0. The propellant charge, when ignited, separates the bullet from the case, ignites the tracer element, and expels the bullet from the rifle barrel.

TM 08673A-10/1B PECULIAR AMMUNITION ITEMS FOR USE WITH SMAW (Cont’d) Simulator, Noise, Assault Rocket Trainer, (SMAW) MK 105 Mod 0

USE: Training device used in conjunction with Trainer Assault Rocket, 83mm, (SMAW) MK 27 Mod 0, to simulate typical SMAW rocket launch environment. DESCRIPTION: An electrically actuated device which, when installed in the trainer, MK 27 Mod 0, and fired, simulates the rocket launch environment. TABULATED DATA: Simulator, Noise, Assault Rocket Trainer, (SMAW) MK 105 Mod 0 Weight: 0.71 ounces (20 gm) Diameter: 0.63 to 0.83 inches (tapered) (16mm to 21mm) TYPE:

Length: Charge: Body: Fuze: Color:

6.7 inches (170mm) Explosive Composition and black powder Kraft paper N/A Brown

FEDERAL SUPPLY CODE: DODIC: LX21 FUNCTIONING: The simulator is installed into the trainer. Upon fire command signal from the launcher, the simulator rapidly ignites causing a simulated rocket launch environment, creating pressure, recoil, and sound levels similar to a tactical assault rocket launch.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CHAPTER 5

TRAINER USE AND MAINTENANCE
The trainer is an inert dummy encasement weight balanced to the tactical or practice rocket for use in training exercises. Noise simulators are installed in a metallic bracket located at the rear of the trainer. When fired, it simulates pressure, recoil, and sound levels similar to the tactical or practice rocket. Noise simulators are fired using the same procedures used to fire the tactical or practice rocket.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (PMCS) 1. 2. Always observe the WARNINGS and CAUTIONS. Column entries used in PMCS (see page 5-3). A. Item No. Lists the checks and services in the order they are performed. B. Interval. Specifies the intervals at which the PMCS will be performed. The B interval requires the check to be performed “Before Operation”. The D interval requires the check to be performed “During Operation” of the equipment. The A interval requires the check to be performed “After Operation”. The Q interval requires the check to be performed every “90 days”. C. Item to be inspected. Identifies the portion of the system to be inspected. D. Procedures. Provides the procedures for performing the checks. E. Action. Identifies the action to be taken. The trainer is not a readiness reportable item.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 1. Item to be B D A Q inspected • • Trainer Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Action

WARNING
If there is a noise simulator installed in the trainer, remove it prior to inspection. See step 13, page 5-10 for removal procedures. Check the trainer inside and out for dirt and residue. If required, clean as directed in steps 1, 2, and 3 on pages 5-11 and 5-12. Rotate the end cap 1/4 turn counterclockwise (CCW) and remove from trainer. Check the locking tabs (1) and electrical contacts (2) for cracks, chips, and separation from tube.

Locking tabs or electrical contacts damaged; return trainer to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES (Cont’d) B-BEFORE D-DURING A-AFTER Q-90 DAYS Interval Item No. 1. (cont’d) Item to be B D A Q inspected Trainer (cont’d) Procedures. Check for and have repaired or adjusted as necessary. Check the noise simulator holder (1) for cracks, looseness, or other obvious damage. Check the front (2) and rear (3) shock absorbers and end cap (4) for obvious damage. Visually inspect the electrical contacts (5) for obvious damage. Action

If noise simulator holder or electrical contacts are damaged, return trainer to unit armorer.

If shock absorbers or end cap are damaged, return trainer to unit armorer.

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TM 08673A-10/1B USING THE TRAINER

CAUTION
Do not pull on the electrical wire while installing or removing the noise simulator. NOTE Items 1 thru 8 correspond to the item numbers in steps A and B on page 5-6.

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TM 08673A-10/1B USING THE TRAINER (Cont’d) NOTE Clean the trainer and the launcher at the end of each day of noise simulator firings. See pages 5-11 and 5-12. A. To prepare the trainer for firing, install a noise simulator (1) into the simulator holder (2) located at the rear of the trainer (3). Insert the large end of the noise simulator (1) into the large opening (4) of the simulator holder (2) far enough so the smaller end of the noise simulator will slide into the smaller opening (5) of the simulator holder. Pull back on the noise simulator until it fits tightly. Remove safety cap with shunt (6) from the end plug (7) on the noise simulator and plug it into the electrical connector (8) located on the rear of the trainer (3).

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C. Rotate the end cap 1/4 turn CCW and remove. Retain the end cap for future use. Also perform step 3B on page 2-32. When using spotting rifle with the trainer, perform steps 5B and 5C on page 2-34.

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TM 08673A-10/1B USING THE TRAINER (Cont’d) D. Perform step 6 on page 2-35. E. F. Observe ear protection caution shown in area (2) on page 2-36. Select any one of the firing positions shown on pages 2-39 thru 2-42.

G. Acquire a target using the procedures outlined on pages 2-43 thru 2-49. H. Fire the noise simulator using the procedures on pages 2-52 and 2-53. I. J. K. Remove the trainer and shake out any loose fragments. Repeat A thru I above, observing all WARNINGS and NOTES, for each additional noise simulator firing. Clean the trainer and the launcher at the end of each day of noise simulator firings (see CLEANING THE TRAINER, pages 5-11 and 5-12).

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TM 08673A-10/1B TRAINER MALFUNCTIONS PROBLEM NOISE SIMULATOR DOES NOT FIRE 1. CORRECTIVE ACTION Perform steps 1 thru 5, page 3-2. A. If the noise simulator fired, continue the exercise. B. If the noise simulator did not fire, wait 15 seconds while continuing to hold the aim point. Remove the trainer by rotating it CCW and pulling it rearward out of the launcher. Rotate the trainer and remate it to the launcher. Repeat steps 1 thru 5, page 3-2. A. If the noise simulator fired, continue the exercise. B. If the noise simulator did not fire, wait 15 seconds while continuing to hold the aim point. If the noise simulator does not fire, place the safety lever in the SAFE position. Remove the noise simulator plug from the trainer electrical connector and rotate it 180°. Replace the plug in the electrical connector and repeat steps 1 thru 5, page 3-2. A. If the noise simulator fired, continue the exercise. B. If the noise simulator did not fire, wait 15 seconds while continuing to hold the aim point.

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TM 08673A-10/1B TRAINER MALFUNCTIONS (Cont’d) PROBLEM NOISE SIMULATOR DOES NOT FIRE (Cont’d) 6. 7. CORRECTIVE ACTION

If the noise simulator does not fire, place the safety lever in the SAFE position. Unplug the noise simulator connector leads and immediately install the shunt. Remove the noise simulator from the trainer and install a new one, see page 5-5. Return the defective noise simulator to the Ammunition Supply Point. Perform steps 1 thru 5, page 3-2. A. If the noise simulator fired, continue the exercise. B. If the noise simulator did not fire, wait 15 seconds while continuing to hold the aim point. If the noise simulator does not fire, place the safety lever in the SAFE position.

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10. Unplug the noise simulator connector lead and immediately install the shunt. Remove the noise simulator from the trainer. Remove the trainer from the launcher. Obtain a second trainer and install it in the launcher. Reinstall the noise simulator removed in step 7.

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TM 08673A-10/1B TRAINER MALFUNCTIONS (Cont’d) PROBLEM NOISE SIMULATOR DOES NOT FIRE (Cont’d) CORRECTIVE ACTION

11. Perform steps 1 thru 5, page 3-2. A. If the noise simulator fired, continue the exercise. The first trainer may be faulty. Return the faulty trainer to the unit armorer. B. If the noise simulator did not fire, wait 15 seconds while continuing to hold the aim point. 12. If the noise simulator does not fire, place the safety lever in the SAFE position. 13. Unplug the noise simulator connector lead and immediately install the shunt. Remove the noise simulator from the trainer. Remove the trainer from the launcher. Return the launcher to the unit armorer. 14. Install the trainer in the new launcher and continue the exercise.

SPOTTING RIFLE MALFUNCTIONS

Refer to pages 3-5 and 3-6.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING THE TRAINER CLEAN LAUNCHER AND TRAINER (NOISE SIMULATOR FIRINGS ONLY) MATERIALS (APPENDIX B) Cleaning Cloth Detergent Cleaning Kit (Supplied with Launcher) Toothbrush 83mm Bore Brush Cleaner, Lubricant, and Preservative (CLP) NOTE Clean the trainer and the launcher at the end of each day of noise simulator firings. 1. Clean the inside of the launcher and trainer with 83mm bore brush and a solution of detergent. Mix one tablespoon of detergent to one quart of water. Remove all dirt and residue. Wrap a dry cloth around the bore brush and run it through the launcher tube and trainer to dry them.

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TM 08673A-10/1B CLEANING THE TRAINER (Cont’d) CLEAN LAUNCHER AND TRAINER (NOISE SIMULATOR FIRINGS ONLY) (Cont’d)

CAUTION
Do not allow water to enter the noise simulator electrical contacts. 2. Using a cleaning cloth, toothbrush, and detergent, clean all dirt and residue from the exterior of the trainer and from the noise simulator holder (1) at the rear of the trainer. Wipe dry with a dry cloth. Wrap a cloth dampened with CLP around the bore brush and run it through the launcher tube and trainer to apply a light coat of CLP. Clean exterior of launcher. See CLEANING, pages 3-17 and 3-18.

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TM 08673A-10/1B APPENDIX A

REFERENCES
NAVMC 10558A TM 10796-12&P TM 4700-15/1 TM 09596C-12&P/1A TM 10271A-10/1A TM 10470A-12&P/1A Weapon Record Book, Part II Operator’s Manual for AN/PVS-17B and AN/PVS-17C Mini Night Sight (MNS) Equipment Record Procedure Operator’s and Unit Maintenance Manual, Light, Aiming, Infrared AN/PAQ-4B Operator’s Manual, Monocular Night Vision Device (MNVD) AN/PVS-14 Operator’s and Unit Maintenance Manual, Target Pointer Illuminator/Aiming Light (TPIAL) AN/PEQ-2A

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TM 08673A-10/1B

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TM 08673A-10/1B APPENDIX B

LIST OF COMPONENTS REQUIRED FOR OPERATION AND PERFORMANCE OF SMAW INTRODUCTION
SCOPE This appendix contains the list of components required for operation and performance of the Shoulder Launched Multi-purpose Assault Weapon (SMAW). Unserviceable or missing items will be requisitioned individually. GENERAL This appendix is divided into three parts: 1. 2. 3. Supply System Responsibility. A list in alphabetical sequence of items that are furnished with and must be turned in with the end item. Collateral Material. A list in alphabetical sequence of items that are supplied with the initial issue of end item and retained by the unit. Using Unit Responsibility. Items in this list will not be issued with the end item. They must be requisitioned from the Supply System. The end item will be complete only when the total quantity shown in column 5 are on hand.

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TM 08673A-10/1B EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS The following provides an explanation of columns found in the list of components: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Item Number (column 1). This column specifies a number assigned to each item appearing in the list. National Stock Number (NSN) (column 2). Indicates the NSN assigned to the item and will be used for requisitioning purposes. Item Identification (column 3). This column contains the item name and description for each item. Unit of Measure (column 4). This column indicates the standard of the quantity of the listed item as used in performing the actual function. It may or may not be the same as the unit of issue. Quantity Used in Unit (column 5). This column contains the total quantity of an item, according to the unit of measure, required for full functional operation of the end item.

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TM 08673A-10/1B TECHNICAL DATA FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION The Launcher, Assault Rocket, 83mm, (SMAW) MK 153 Mod 0 is a lightweight, simple to use, one-man operable weapon. It is for use against buildings, bunkers, field fortifications, armor vehicles, and other hard and soft targets. (1) ITEM NO. (2) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER LIST OF COMPONENTS (3) ITEM IDENTIFICATION SUPPLY SYSTEM RESPONSIBILITY 1 2 3 1055-01-164-4608 1240-01-165-2183 0000-00-005-9811 LAUNCHER, ASSAULT ROCKET, 83mm, MK 153, Mod 0: 82A5027A1000 SIGHT OPTICAL: 82A5027A1500 WEAPON RECORD BOOK: Part II; NAVMC 10558A COLLATERAL MATERIAL 4 8465-01-521-2356 BAG, SHOULDER LAUNCHED; MULTIPURPOSE ASSAULT WEAPON EA 1 EA EA EA 1 1 1 (4) UNIT OF MEAS (5) QTY USED IN UNIT

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TM 08673A-10/1B (1) ITEM NO. (2) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER LIST OF COMPONENTS (Cont’d) (3) ITEM IDENTIFICATION (4) UNIT OF MEAS EA KT EA EA EA EA EA PG EA EA (5) QTY USED IN UNIT 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 1

COLLATERAL MATERIAL (Cont’d) 5 9150-01-079-6124 CLEANER, LUBRICANT, AND PRESERVATIVE: MILL63460 KIT, CLEANING, ROCKET LAUNCHER: 82A5027A0150 This kit includes: 6 7 5140-00-473-6256 1015-01-256-2136 BAG, TOOL, SATCHEL: MIL-B-43663 BRUSH, CLEANING, ARTILLERY, 83mm 82A5027A0151; this NSN includes: ADAPTER: 82A5027A0159 BRUSH, BORE: 83mm 82A5027A0154 ROD SECTION: 82A5027A0153 BRUSH, CLEANING, SMALL ARMS: 9mm 7162132 BRUSH, CLEANING, SMALL ARMS: Receiver 8448466 BRUSH, CLEANING: Rock Island Arsenal 8448462

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1005-00-716-2132 1005-00-350-4100 1005-00-494-6602

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TM 08673A-10/1B (1) ITEM NO. (2) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER LIST OF COMPONENTS (Cont’d) (3) ITEM IDENTIFICATION (4) UNIT OF MEAS (5) QTY USED IN UNIT

COLLATERAL MATERIAL (Cont’d) KIT, CLEANING (Cont’d) 11 12 13 14 15 7920-00-205-1427 5340-01-265-2683 1005-00-726-6109 1005-00-726-6110 1015-01-168-8730 1005-00-312-7177 5310-01-053-0988 BRUSH, DUSTING, LENS, AND PHOTOGRAPHIC NEGATIVE: H-B-1654 HANDLE ASSEMBLY: Rock Island Arsenal 12900436 Cage 19200 ROD SECTION, CLEANING, SMALL ARMS: Army Weapons Command 7266109 SWAP HOLDER SECTION, SMALL ARMS CLEANING ROD: Rock Island Arsenal 7266110 SLING, SMALL ARMS: MCLB Albany, GA 82A5027A0120; this NSN includes: SLING, SMALL ARMS, 1200298 NUT, PLAIN, CAP, HIGH CROWN EA EA EA EA EA EA EA 1 1 4 1 1 1 2 B-5

TM 08673A-10/1B (1) ITEM NO. (2) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER LIST OF COMPONENTS (Cont’d) (3) ITEM IDENTIFICATION (4) UNIT OF MEAS EA EA EA EA EA EA (5) QTY USED IN UNIT 1 2 2 2 2 2

COLLATERAL MATERIAL (Cont’d) SLING, SMALL ARMS (Cont’d) SCREW, SHOULDER ADAPTER, SLING, WIRE-FORM ADAPTER, SLING, QUICK DISCONNECT BUCKLE, SIDE RELEASE 16 5365-01-197-4458 RING, RETAINING: MCLB Albany, GA 82A5027A0123 USING UNIT RESPONSIBILITY 17 6920-01-178-0805 TRAINER ASSAULT ROCKET EA AR

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TM 08673A-10/1B APPENDIX C

LIST OF EXPENDABLE/CONSUMABLE ITEMS
SCOPE This appendix lists expendable/consumable items needed to operate and maintain the Launcher, Assault Rocket, 83mm, (SMAW) MK 153 Mod 0. EXPLANATION OF COLUMNS The following provides an explanation of columns found in the list of expendable/consumables: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Item Number (column 1). This column specifies a number assigned to each item appearing in the list. National Stock Number (NSN) (column 2). Indicates the NSN assigned to the item and will be used for requisitioning purposes. Item Identification (column 3). This column contains the item name and description for each item. Unit of Measure (column 4). This column indicates the standard of the quantity of the listed item as used in performing the actual function. It may or may not be the same as the unit of issue. Quantity Used in Unit (column 5). This column contains the total quantity of an item, according to the unit of measure, required for full functional operation of the end item.

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TM 08673A-10/1B (1) ITEM NO. (2) NATIONAL STOCK NUMBER LIST OF COMPONENTS (3) ITEM IDENTIFICATION (4) UNIT OF MEAS (5) QTY USED IN UNIT

EXPENDABLE/CONSUMABLE MATERIAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 6515-01-234-6838 6810-00-264-6614 6640-00-597-6745 9920-00-292-9946 7930-01-198-6050 9150-00-292-9689 7920-00-205-1711 1005-00-288-3565 APPLICATOR, DISPOSABLE: Cotton tip 362 ALCOHOL, ETHYL: MILE463 PAPER, LENS: NNN-P-40 CLEANER, PIPE ABSORBENT: 89855 DETERGENT, GENERAL PURPOSE: 1104 LUBRICATING OIL, WEAPONS ARCTIC (LAW): MILL14107 RAG, WIPING COTTON: 50 lb. bundle A-A-531 SWABS, CLEANING, SMALL ARMS: 5019316 PG QT BK PG BX QT BE PG AR AR AR AR AR AR AR AR

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