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TM 10687A-OR/C

U.S. MARINE CORPS TECHNICAL MANUAL
OPERATOR’S MANUAL

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REQUESTS FOR THIS PUBLICATION MUST BE
REFERRED TO COMMANDING GENERAL, MARINE
CORPS SYSTEMS COMMAND ATTN:(PGD-13)
QUANTICO, VA 22134-6050.

SHORT RANGE ASSAULT WEAPON PREDATOR
(SRAW PREDATOR), MK 40, MOD 0

SHORT RANGE ASSAULT WEAPON MULTIPLE PURPOSE
VARIANT (SRAW MPV), MK 41, MOD 0
THIS PUBLICATION SUPERSEDES TM 10687A-10B DATED JUNE 2005

APRIL 2008
PCN 18410687000
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CONTENTS
Page

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS..........................................................................v
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS ..........................................viii
SAFETY SUMMARY ...................................................................................ix

CHAPTER 1 GENERAL INFORMATION AND SAFETY
PRECAUTIONS ..........................................................1-1

Section I. INTRODUCTION..........................................................1-1
1.1 Purpose and Scope ...........................................................1-1
1.2 Safety Precautions .............................................................1-1
1.3 Maintenance Forms and Records......................................1-2
1.4 Recommended Changes to Publications...........................1-2

Section II. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION.............................................1-3
1.5 General ..............................................................................1-3
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CONTENTS – Continued.
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1.6 Launcher ............................................................................1-13
1.7 Missile ................................................................................1-17

CHAPTER 2 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ....................................2-1

Section I. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS .................................2-1
2.1 Trigger Housing Assembly.................................................2-1
2.2 Telescope Assembly..........................................................2-5

Section II. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SRAW ..........2-8
2.3 Target Tracking ..................................................................2-8
2.4 Missile Launch ...................................................................2-9
2.5 Missile Flight ......................................................................2-9
2.6 Arming................................................................................2-13
2.7 Target Detection/Destruction .............................................2-14

Section III. OPERATION, NORMAL CONDITIONS......................2-17
2.8 Preparation.........................................................................2-17

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CONTENTS – Continued.
Page

2.9 Carrying Techniques.........................................................2-18
2.10 Unshouldering Weapon ....................................................2-22
2.11 Firing Site Selection ..........................................................2-23
2.12 Firing Positions..................................................................2-34
2.13 Preparation for Firing ........................................................2-40
2.14 Target Engagement ..........................................................2-52

Section IV. OPERATION, UNUSUAL CONDITIONS...................2-62
2.15 Weapon Malfunctions .......................................................2-62
2.16 Nuclear, Biological, Chemical (NBC) Decontamination ....2-66

CHAPTER 3 MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES..................................3-1

Section I. PREPARATION FOR USE ..........................................3-1
3.1 Unpacking Weapon...........................................................3-1

Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
SERVICES (PMCS)...................................................................3-12

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CONTENTS – Continued.
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3.2 General ..............................................................................3-12
3.3 Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Table .......3-12
3.4 SRAW Labels and Markings ..............................................3-19

Section III. CLEANING AND DEICING THE WEAPON.................3-25
3.5 Cleaning .............................................................................3-25
3.6 Preconditioning for Icing Weather and Deicing the
Weapon ........................................................................3-32
3.7 Cleaning the AN/PVS-17C Night Sight ..............................3-37

APPENDIX A REFERENCES.............................................................A-1
APPENDIX B EXPENDABLE MATERIALS........................................B-1

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ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure Title Page

1-1. The SRAW Predator................................................................1-4
1-2. The SRAW MPV......................................................................1-9
1-3. SRAW Launcher......................................................................1-14
1-4. SRAW Tube Assembly ............................................................1-16
1-5. SRAW Predator Missile ...........................................................1-18
1-6. SRAW MPV Missile .................................................................1-20
2-1. Trigger Housing Assembly ......................................................2-2
2-2. Battery Activate Indicator.........................................................2-4
2-3. Telescope Assembly ...............................................................2-6
2-4. AN/PVS-17C Night Sight Installed ..........................................2-7
2-5. SRAW Predator Autopilot Compensation for Moving Targets 2-11
2-6. SRAW MPV Autopilot Compensation for Moving Targets ......2-12
2-7. SRAW Predator Target Detection/Destruction ........................2-15
2-8. Hand Carry ..............................................................................2-18
2-9. Sling Carry ...............................................................................2-20
2-10. Robin Hood Sling Carry...........................................................2-20
2-11. Back Carry ...............................................................................2-21
2-12. SRAW Field of Fire..................................................................2-24
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ILLUSTRATIONS – Continued.

Figure Title Page

2-13. Backblast Area .......................................................................2-26
2-14. Firing the SRAW from an Enclosure ......................................2-29
2-15. Overhead View of Enclosure Firing Hazard Areas.................2-30
2-16. Firing the SRAW from a Bunker – Side View .........................2-32
2-17. Firing the SRAW from a Bunker – Front View........................2-33
2-18. Standing Firing Position..........................................................2-35
2-19. Kneeling Firing Position..........................................................2-36
2-20. Sitting Firing Positions ............................................................2-37
2-21. Prone Firing Position ..............................................................2-39
2-22. Hand Positions for Firing ........................................................2-44
2-23. Removing Rail Cover..............................................................2-46
2-24. Attaching Night Sight ..............................................................2-47
2-25. Boresighting the Night Sight ...................................................2-49
2-26. SRAW Predator Aimpoint on Tanks (Through Day Sight) .....2-54
2-27. SRAW Predator Aimpoint on Tanks (Through Night Sight) ...2-54
2-28. SRAW Predator Aimpoint on Light Armored Vehicles
(Through Day Sight) .............................................................2-55
2.29. SRAW Predator Aimpoint on Light Armored Vehicles
(Through Night Sight) ...........................................................2-55
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ILLUSTRATIONS – Continued.

Figure Title Page

2-30. SRAW MPV Aimpoint (Through Day Sight)............................2-56
2-31. SRAW MPV Aimpoint (Through Night Sight)..........................2-56
2-32. Accessing Battery Activate Plunger and Fire Bar...................2-59
3-1. Unpacking the SRAW.............................................................3-2
3-2. SRAW Container Labels and Markings..................................3-5
3-3. SRAW Labels and Markings – Left Side ................................3-23
3-4. SRAW Labels and Markings – Right Side..............................3-24

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ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS

Abbreviation Term

ASP ............................................. Ammunition Supply Point
CLP ............................................. Cleaning Lubricant Preservative
EFP ............................................. Explosively Formed Penetrator
EOD............................................. Explosive Ordnance Disposal
FO................................................ Forward Observer
JRCA ........................................... Jet Reaction Control Assembly
LAW............................................. Lubricant, Arctic Weather
LOS ............................................. Line-of-Sight
MOPP.......................................... Mission-Oriented Protective Posture
MPV............................................. Multiple Purpose Variant
NBC............................................. Nuclear, Biological, Chemical
PMCS .......................................... Preventive Maintenance Checks and
Services
RRM ............................................ Round Release Mechanism
S&A ............................................. Safe and Arm
SRAW.......................................... Short Range Assault Weapon
TDD ............................................. Target Detection Device

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SAFETY SUMMARY

1. GENERAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This manual describes physical processes that may cause injury
or death to personnel, or damage to equipment, if not followed
properly. This safety summary includes safety precautions and
instructions that must be understood and applied during
operations to ensure personnel safety and protection of
equipment. Prior to performing the task, the WARNINGs,
CAUTIONs, or NOTEs included in that task shall be reviewed
and understood.

2. WARNINGs, CAUTIONs, AND NOTEs
WARNINGs and CAUTIONs are used in this manual to highlight
operating or maintenance procedures, practices, conditions, or
statements that are considered essential to protection of
personnel (WARNING) or equipment (CAUTION). WARNINGs
and CAUTIONs immediately precede the step or procedure to
which they apply. NOTEs are used to highlight operating or
maintenance procedures, practices, conditions, or statements
that are not essential to protection of personnel or equipment.

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WARNING
The minimum TRAINING target engagement range for the SRAW
Predator and SRAW MPV is 100 meters. (Page 1-11, Page 2-40)

WARNING
The SRAW backblast is hazardous. The gunner must ensure that
no friendly troops are in the backblast area before firing. Failure to
comply with this warning may result in severe injury or death.
(Page 2-26)

WARNING
Firing the SRAW from an enclosure may be hazardous. The
gunner must ensure that the enclosure is at least 4.57 meters (15
feet) long by 3.66 meters (12 feet) wide by 2.13 meters (7 feet)
high. There also must be at least 22 square feet of ventilation,
which may be provided by opening doors and windows. Failure to
comply with this warning may result in serious injury to the gunner
or other personnel. (Page 2-27)

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WARNING
Firing the SRAW through an opening, such as a window or door,
may be hazardous. The gunner must ensure that the forward end
of the SRAW extends outside of the opening. Failure to comply
with this warning may result in serious injury to the gunner or other
personnel. (Page 2-27)

WARNING
Firing the SRAW from a bunker may be hazardous. The gunner
must ensure that the forward and aft ends of the weapon are clear
of bunker materials or any other obstructions. Failure to comply
with this warning may result in serious injury to the gunner or other
personnel. (Page 2-31)

WARNING
Firing the SRAW from the prone position may be hazardous. When
employing the prone position, the gunner’s body must be angled at
least 30 degrees from the centerline of the weapon’s backblast. Failure
to comply with this warning may result in serious injury. (Page 2-38)

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WARNING
The minimum COMBAT target engagement range is 17 meters for the
SRAW Predator and 25 meters for the SRAW MPV. Engagement of
targets at these ranges may present a hazard to the gunner and
adjacent personnel as a result of fragmentation and debris from the
target. All personnel must ensure they are wearing approved hearing
protection, Kevlar vests, helmets and appropriate eye protection (e.g.,
military issued goggles or safety glasses) and are in a covered position.
(Page 2-40)

WARNING
The SRAW will produce approximately 170 decibels when fired. When
firing from an open area or bunker, the gunner and other personnel
must not be exposed to more than 5 firings per day. All personnel must
wear single hearing protection. Failure to comply with this warning may
result in hearing injury. (Page 2-40)

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WARNING
The SRAW will produce approximately 170 decibels when fired. When
firing from an enclosure, the gunner must not be exposed to more than
2 firings per day, and other support personnel must not be exposed to
more than 1 firing per day. All personnel must wear single hearing
protection. Failure to comply with this warning may result in hearing
injury. (Page 2-41)

WARNING
The SRAW MPV warhead detonation will produce approximately 190
decibels. When engaging targets at ranges of 25-40 meters the gunner
and other support personnel should wear double hearing protection.
Failure to comply with warning may result in hearing injury. (Page 2-41)

WARNING
Firing the SRAW with the sling in front or rear of the launch tube is
hazardous. The gunner must ensure that the sling is not hanging in
front or rear of the launch tube when firing. Failure to comply may
result in serious injury. (Page 2-43, Page 2-50, Page 2-57)

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WARNING
The SRAW day sight is not a substitute for laser eye protection. The
gunner should wear laser goggles if under threat of hazardous laser
exposure. Failure to comply may result in eye injury. (Page 2-52)

WARNING
Viewing light sources such as a searchlight or flare through the day
sight may be hazardous. The gunner should avoid looking at light
sources through the day sight. Failure to comply may result in eye
injury. (Page 2-52)

WARNING
If the SRAW eyecup is missing, the gunner should take care that the
day sight does not come into contact with the eye when firing. Failure
to comply may result in eye injury. (Page 2-53)

WARNING
Destroying the expended SRAW launch tube may be hazardous. The
gunner should wear eye protection and gloves when using rock, brick,
or E-Tool to destroy weapon. Failure to comply may result in injury.
(Page 2-61)

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WARNING
When the SRAW missile fails to launch properly, the weapon is in the
hangfire/misfire condition. The gunner must observe proper
procedures if a hangfire/misfire condition exists. Failure to observe
proper procedures may result in serious injury or death. (Page 2-62)

WARNING
The SRAW Predator Target Detection Device (TDD) contains a Class
3a laser that can continue to transmit if the warhead fails to detonate.
The gunner must stay at least 5 meters (16 feet) away from a dud
missile for at least 5 minutes. Failure to comply may result in eye
injury. (Page 2-65)

WARNING
When exposed to NBC hazards, the gunner must handle the weapon
with extreme care. The weapon may be coated with residual
contaminants and must be handled in accordance with proper
procedures. Failure to comply with this warning may result in serious
injury or death. (Page 2-67)

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WARNING
The loaded container weighs approximately 68 kilograms (150
pounds). When moving a loaded container, use a two-man lift. When
cutting the steel bands, the gunner must wear eye protection and
gloves. Failure to comply with this warning may result in injury. (Page
3-3)

WARNING
CLP and LAW are flammable and toxic to skin, eyes, and respiratory
tract. Skin, eye, and breathing protection are required. Avoid repeated
or prolonged contact. Keep away from open flames or other sources of
ignition. (Page 3-33)

WARNING
Deicer – Defroster Fluid is flammable and toxic to skin, eyes, and
respiratory tract. Skin, eye, and breathing protection required. Avoid
repeated or prolonged contact. Keep away from open flames or other
sources of ignition. (Page 3-36)

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CAUTION
If the target is not tracked for at least 2 seconds and the weapon is not
fired within 12 seconds of battery activation, the weapon’s performance
becomes severely degraded. (Page 2-3)

CAUTION
When transporting an unpacked SRAW in a vehicle, the gunner must
ensure the weapon is not standing with its forward end down. Failure
to comply with this caution may cause internal damage to the weapon.
(Page 2-17)

CAUTION
When transporting the SRAW using the sling, the gunner must ensure
the forward end is not pointed straight down. Failure to comply with
this caution may cause internal damage to the weapon. (Page 2-19)

CAUTION
Weapon must be firmly held when releasing the quick-release buckle.
Failure to comply may result in a dropped weapon with possible
internal/external damage. (Page 2-22)

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CAUTION
When firing the SRAW where loose sand or gravel is present in front of
the firing position, the gunner should wear eye protection. (Page 2-42)

CAUTION
The gunner must not raise the fire bar cover or press the battery
activate plunger until a positive decision has been made to fire the
weapon. If the weapon is not fired within 12 seconds of battery
activation, its performance becomes severely degraded. (Page 2-58)

CAUTION
Once tracking of the target has begun, it must not be interrupted. If
tracking is interrupted or erratic for any reason, a full 2 seconds of
steady tracking must be performed prior to pressing the fire bar.
Failure to observe this caution may result in degraded missile
performance. (Page 2-58)

CAUTION
Gunner must ensure aim point is maintained throughout the firing
process. Pulling the weapon down while depressing the fire bar
could cause the missile to drop below the line of sight causing a
misfire. (Page 2-60)

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CAUTION
The gunner must continue to aim the weapon at the target while
conducting immediate action procedures. The missile may launch when
fire bar is released. (Page 2-63)

CAUTION
SRAW components may be damaged when using the cleaning rod.
The gunner must take care not to damage any components. Failure to
comply may result in damage to the weapon. (Page 3-26)

CAUTION
Accidental battery activation may occur if the fire bar cover is lifted
during cleaning. The gunner must not lift the fire bar while cleaning.
Failure to comply with this caution may render the weapon unusable.
(Page 3-27)

CAUTION
SRAW closures may be damaged during cleaning if care is not taken.
If either closure is damaged to the point where the interior of the
weapon is exposed to the elements, or if either closure falls off during
cleaning, the weapon must be removed from service. (Page 3-28)

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CAUTION
The day sight lenses may be damaged during cleaning if care is not
taken. Failure to comply with this caution may hinder the weapon’s
performance. (Page 3-29)

CAUTION
Accidental battery activation may occur if the fire bar cover is lifted
during preconditioning. The gunner must not lift the fire bar cover while
preconditioning. Failure to comply with this caution may render the
weapon unusable. (Page 3-35)

CAUTION
Accidental battery activation may occur if the fire bar cover is lifted
during deicing. The gunner must not lift the fire bar cover while deicing.
Failure to comply with this caution may render the weapon unusable.
(Page 3-36)

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CHAPTER 1
GENERAL INFORMATION AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Section I. INTRODUCTION

1.1 PURPOSE AND SCOPE

This manual is for use in operating and maintaining the Short
Range Assault Weapon Predator (SRAW Predator) MK 40, Mod 0
and the Short Range Assault Weapon Multiple Purpose Variant
(SRAW MPV) MK 41, Mod 0. Use the manual to assist in
maintaining proficiency and to keep the weapon in peak operating
condition.

1.2 SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

Warnings that appear throughout this manual are for the gunner’s
safety and the safety of nearby personnel. Cautions help prevent
damage to the weapon and weapon performance degradation.

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Frequently review the Safety Summary pages in the front of this
manual.

1.3 MAINTENANCE FORMS AND RECORDS

All record and report forms, which are required by current
directives, shall be in accordance with TM 4700-15/1.

1.4 RECOMMENDED CHANGES TO PUBLICATIONS

Submit notice of discrepancies or suggested changes on a NAVMC
10772. The NAVMC may be submitted via the Internet using website
https://pubs.ala.usmc.mil/front.htm, scrolling down to the NAVMC
10772 Tracking Program and following instructions provided. It may
also be submitted by electronic mail to
smb.log.tech.pubs.fct@usmc.mil, or by mailing paper copy NAVMC
10772 in an envelope addressed to Commander, Marine Corps
Systems Command, Attn: Assistant Commander Acquisition and
Logistics (LOG/TP), 814 Radford Blvd, Suite 20343, Albany, Georgia
31704-0343.

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Section II. SYSTEM DESCRIPTION

1.5 GENERAL

a. SRAW Predator. The SRAW Predator MK 40, Mod 0,
(DODIC PL61), shown in Figure 1-1, is a man-portable,
fire-and-forget assault weapon designed to defeat
advanced armor threats. The weapon is shoulder fired and
can be carried by an individual Marine. Once the weapon
has been fired, it cannot be reloaded and the launcher
should be destroyed. The tactical weapon consists of a
launcher and missile. After launch, the missile flies a
trajectory about 2.75 meters (9 feet) above the gunner’s
line-of-sight (LOS). This enables the missile to attack the
vulnerable top of the target by over-flying and detonating
an Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) warhead down
into the target. The missile senses the magnetic signature
of the vehicle (designed for main battle tanks) using a
magnetometer, and the leading/trailing edges of the vehicle
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fires the warhead at a point determined to produce a lethal,
top-down blast into the target. Table 1-1 lists the physical
characteristics of the weapon.

NOTE
The SRAW Predator and SRAW MPV can be distinguished
by the bandings on the launch tube. SRAW Predator has
three bands: black signifying anti-armor, yellow signifying
high explosive, and brown signifying low explosive. SRAW
MPV has two bands: yellow and brown.
Black Band Yellow Band Brown Band

Figure 1-1. The SRAW Predator.
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Table 1-1. SRAW Predator Characteristics
Item Data
87.0 centimeters (34.25
Length
inches)
21.3 centimeters (8.4
Diameter (with Shock Isolators)
inches)
Weight 9.8 kilograms (21.6 pounds)
Warhead Explosive Material LX-14
1.05 kilograms (2.31
Warhead Explosive Weight
pounds)

Rocket Motor Two-Stage; Solid Motor;
Minimum Smoke Propellant
Guidance Inertial, Fire and Forget,
Overflight Trajectory
Target Sensor Laser Ranging/Magnetic
Proximity

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Table 1-1. SRAW Predator Characteristics – Continued.
Item Data
Operational Range:
Stationary Target (see note below)
WARNING

The minimum TRAINING target
engagement range for the SRAW
Predator and SRAW MPV is 100
meters.
17 to 600 meters (55 to 1,968 feet)
Moving Target (see note below)
WARNING

The minimum TRAINING target
engagement range for the SRAW
Predator and SRAW MPV is 100
meters.
17 to 200 meters (55 to 656 feet)
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Table 1-1. SRAW Predator Characteristics – Continued.
Item Data
Target Defeat Current and Future Main Battle
Tanks with Explosive Reactive
Armor
Maximum Flight of Missile (if 5000 meters (3.1 miles)
launched at 30-degree elevation)
Operating Temperatures -32°C to 63°C (-25.6°F to 145.4°F)
Storage Temperatures -54°C to 68°C (-65.2°F to 154.4°F)
Shelf Life 10 Years

NOTE
Targets moving directly toward or away from the gunner are
seen as stationary objects by the SRAW Predator.
Therefore, a tank at 600 meters that is moving directly
toward the gunner is within range of the weapon.

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b. SRAW MPV. The SRAW MPV MK 41, Mod 0, (DODIC
PM78), shown in Figure 1-2, is a man-portable, fire-and-
forget assault weapon designed to defeat fortified positions
and light armor threats. The weapon is shoulder fired and
can be carried by an individual Marine. Once the weapon
has been fired, it cannot be reloaded and the launcher
should be destroyed. The tactical weapon consists of a
launcher and missile. After launch, the missile flies a flat
trajectory along the gunner’s line of sight (LOS). Upon
impact with the target, the fuse senses a hard or soft
target. If the target is a “hard” target (e.g., a brick wall), the
fuse detonates on impact. If the target is a “soft” target
(e.g., sandbags), the fuse will delay detonation to further
penetrate the target. Table 1-2 lists the physical
characteristics of the weapon.

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NOTE
The SRAW Predator and SRAW MPV can be distinguished
by the bandings on the launch tube. SRAW Predator has
three bands: black signifying anti-armor, yellow signifying
high explosive, and brown signifying low explosive. SRAW
MPV has two bands: yellow and brown.

Yellow Band Brown Band

Figure 1-2. The SRAW MPV.

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Table 1-2. SRAW MPV Characteristics
Item Data
87.0 centimeters (34.25
Length
inches)
21.3 centimeters (8.4
Diameter (with Shock Isolators)
inches)
Weight 9.8 kilograms (21.6 pounds)
Warhead Explosive Material Aluminized Composition A3
Warhead Explosive Weight 1.54 kilograms (3.4 pounds)

Rocket Motor Two-Stage; Solid Motor;
Minimum Smoke Propellant
Guidance Inertial, Fire and Forget, Flat
Trajectory
Fuzing Dual Mode

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Table 1-2. SRAW MPV Characteristics – Continued.
Item Data
Operational Range:
Stationary Target (see note below)
WARNING

The minimum TRAINING target
engagement range for the SRAW
Predator and SRAW MPV is 100
meters.
25 to 600 meters (82 to 1,968 feet)
Moving Target (see note below) WARNING

The minimum TRAINING target
engagement range for the SRAW
Predator and SRAW MPV is 100
meters.
25 to 200 meters (82 to 656 feet)

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Table 1-2. SRAW MPV Characteristics – Continued.
Item Data
Target Defeat Fortified positions and light
armored vehicles
Maximum Flight of Missile (if 5000 meters (3.1 miles)
launched at 30 degree elevation)
Operating Temperatures -32°C to 63°C (-25.6°F to
145.4°F)
Storage Temperatures -54°C to 68°C (-65.2°F to
154.4°F)
Shelf Life 10 Years

NOTE
Targets moving directly toward or away from the gunner are
seen as stationary objects by the SRAW MPV. Therefore, a
light armored vehicle at 600 meters that is moving directly
toward the gunner is within range of the weapon.

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1.6 LAUNCHER

The launcher assembly, shown in Figure 1-3, is identical for both
the SRAW Predator and the SRAW MPV with the exception of the
bandings described above. It consists of a telescope assembly, a
day sight strap, a night sight mounting rail cover (commonly called
the rail cover), a lens cover, a sling, and a tube assembly.
Launcher components are described in the following sub-
paragraphs.

a. Telescope Assembly. The telescope assembly (1) is
described in Chapter 2, Section I.

b. Day Sight Strap. The day sight strap (2) is used to secure
the day sight in the stowed position.

c. Rail Cover. The rail cover (3) protects the night sight
mounting rail when the night sight is not mounted. The rail
cover can also be used for stabilizing the weapon with the
left hand.

d. Lens Cover. A hinged lens cover (4) protects the forward
day sight lens.

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e. Sling. The sling (5) is used for carrying the weapon.

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1. Telescope Assembly
6 2. Day Sight Strap
3. Rail Cover
4. Lens Cover
5. Sling

1 6. Tube Assembly

2
3
4

Figure 1-3. SRAW Launcher.

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f. Tube Assembly. The tube assembly (6) is a graphite-
composite cylinder providing a protective housing for the
missile and a mounting surface for the launcher
components. The tube assembly includes the carrying
handle, forward and aft closures, forward and aft shock
isolators, a shoulder stop, and the trigger housing
assembly. These tube assembly components are
described in the following sub-paragraphs.

(1) Carrying Handle. The carrying handle (1, Figure 1-4)
is spring-loaded so that it will be held against the tube’s
surface when not being used.

(2) Forward and Aft Closures. The forward and aft
closures (2 and 3) are made of graphite-
composite/polypropylene foam and provide
environmental protection to the missile within the
launch tube. The aft closure is blown off at missile
launch, and the forward closure is pushed off by the
missile exiting the launch tube.

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(3) Forward and Aft Shock Isolators. The forward and aft
shock isolators (4 and 5) are made of polypropylene
foam and are designed to prevent damage during field
handling or transportation.

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1. Carrying Handle
3 1 2. Forward Closure
3. Aft Closure
4. Forward Shock
4 Isolator
5. Aft Shock
Isolator
2
6
6. Shoulder Stop

7
7. Trigger Housing
Assembly

Figure 1-4. SRAW Tube Assembly.

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(4) Shoulder Stop. The shoulder stop (6) is used to steady
the weapon during aiming and firing.

(5) Trigger Housing Assembly. The trigger housing
assembly (7) is described in Chapter 2, Section I.

1-7. MISSILE

a. SRAW Predator. The missile comprises a Target
Detection Device (TDD) module, a Warhead Module, and a
Flight Module, as shown in Figure 1-5.

(1) TDD Module. The TDD Module (1) contains a laser
range finder and magnetic sensor. The front of the
TDD has a window to allow for laser ranging.

(2) Warhead Module. The Warhead Module (2) consists
of the Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) and the
Safe and Arm (S&A) device.

(3) Flight Module. The Flight Module (3) is the delivery
system for the warhead. The module includes the

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rocket motor (containing a launch grain section and
a flight grain section), autopilot circuitry, autopilot
and ordnance batteries, Jet Reaction Control
Assembly (JRCA), and Round Release Mechanism
(RRM). Functional descriptions of these assemblies
are provided in Chapter 2, Section II.

1 2 3

Figure 1-5. SRAW Predator Missile.

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b. SRAW MPV. The missile comprises a Warhead Module
and a Flight Module, as shown in Figure 1-6.

(1) Warhead Module. The Warhead Module (1) consists
of a high explosive warhead with a dual mode fuze.

(2) Flight Module. The Flight Module (2) is the delivery
system for the warhead. The module includes the
rocket motor (containing a launch grain section and a
flight grain section), autopilot circuitry, autopilot and
ordnance batteries, Jet Reaction Control Assembly
(JRCA), and Round Release Mechanism (RRM).
Functional descriptions of these assemblies are
provided in Chapter 2, Section II.

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1 2

Foam Filler

Figure 1-6. SRAW MPV Missile.

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CHAPTER 2
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Section I. CONTROLS AND INDICATORS

2.1 TRIGGER HOUSING ASSEMBLY

The trigger housing assembly, as shown in Figure 2-1, is located
on the right side of the launcher (when looking forward). The
gunner’s primary controls are the battery activate plunger, fire bar,
fire bar cover, and battery activate indicator.

a. Battery Activate Plunger. The battery activate plunger (1)
is a thumb-operated plunger that activates the missile’s
autopilot battery allowing, a 2-12 second tracking window.
Once the battery activate plunger is pressed and held, the
gunner must press the fire bar within 2-12 seconds or the
weapon’s performance becomes severely degraded.

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CAUTION

If the target is not tracked for at least 2 seconds and the
weapon is not fired within 12 seconds of battery
activation, the weapon’s performance becomes severely
degraded.
1 2
3
1. Battery Activate Plunger
2. Fire Bar
3. Fire Bar Cover
4. Battery Activate Indicator
4

Figure 2-1. Trigger Housing Assembly.

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b. Fire Bar. The fire bar (2) is a lever device designed to be
pushed downward by the fingertips. Once the battery
activate plunger is pressed and held, the fire bar
mechanism is unlocked. Pressing the fire bar activates the
ordnance battery and commands missile launch.

c. Fire Bar Cover. The fire bar cover (3) is a hinged
protective device that helps prevent damage to the fire bar
mechanism. A notch in the end of the cover slips behind
the head of the battery activate plunger to prevent
accidental activation. The notch is fitted with a spring-clip
that secures it to the battery activate plunger. The cover is
lifted by the gunner’s thumb and fingers to gain access to
the battery activate plunger and the fire bar.

d. Battery Activate Indicator. The battery activate indicator
(4) is a window in the link bar of the trigger housing
assembly. A green field in the window indicates a non-
activated autopilot battery condition; a battery with a line
through it indicates the autopilot battery has been
activated, as shown in Figure 2-2. The battery activate

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plunger mechanically moves a linkage that changes the
indication.

INDICATION OF A INDICATION OF AN
NON-ACTIVATED AUTOPILOT ACTIVATED AUTOPILOT
BATTERY BATTERY

BATT

GREEN
GREEN FIELD IS GONE AND LINE
FIELD
THROUGH THE BATTERY SYMBOL
INDICATES ACTIVATED AUTOPILOT
BATTERY.

Figure 2-2. Battery Activate Indicator.

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2.2 TELESCOPE ASSEMBLY

The telescope assembly, Figure 2-3, provides a 2.5x magnification,
8-degree field of view of the target area. The telescope assembly
is equipped with a day sight, eyecup, and night sight mounting rail.

a. Day Sight. The day sight (1) contains a series of lenses and
mirrors. Between two of the lenses is a reticle used for
sighting the target. Although an internal filter reduces the
chances of eye damage caused by enemy laser
transmitters, laser eye goggles must be worn when under
laser threat conditions. During transport, the eyepiece is
stowed down against the launch tube. When ready, the
gunner moves the eyepiece up and out from the stowed
position to the first detent for missile firing. The second
detent is used for boresighting the night sight.

b. Eyecup. The eyecup (2) is soft and conforms to the
gunner’s eye.

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c. Night Sight Mounting Rail. The night sight mounting rail (3)
accepts the AN/PVS-17C night sight, as shown in
Figure 2-4. The mounting rail is a standard design capable
of receiving various night vision devices.

d. Night Sight. The AN/PVS-17C provides 2.5X magnification.

1 1. Day Sight
2. Eyecup
3. Night Sight Mounting Rail
2

3

Figure 2-3. Telescope Assembly.

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Figure 2-4. AN/PVS-17C Night Sight Installed.

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Section II. FUNCTIONAL DESCRIPTION OF THE SRAW
To properly destroy targets with the SRAW, five major functions
must occur; target tracking, missile launch, missile flight, arming,
and target detection/destruction.

2.3 TARGET TRACKING

When the gunner presses and holds the battery activate
plunger, the missile autopilot battery is activated and initiates
the missile guidance circuitry contained in the autopilot module.
While the gunner holds the crosshairs on the target, the
autopilot senses and stores acceleration and angular rate data
until the fire bar is pressed. (Once the battery activate plunger
is pressed and held, the target must be tracked for a minimum
of 2 seconds before pressing the fire bar.) The autopilot
battery allows for a maximum tracking interval of 12 seconds to
ensure a steady, constant track of the target. When the fire bar
is pressed, the missile launch sequence is initiated.

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2.4 MISSILE LAUNCH

The launch sequence includes initiation of the Round Release
Mechanism (RRM), ignition of the launch motor, and ignition of the
Jet Reaction Control Assembly (JRCA). When the fire bar is
pressed a gas cartridge within the RRM is fired, causing ejection of
the aft closure and RRM out of the aft end of the launch tube. The
launch motor ignites and burns out before the missile exits from the
launch tube. The entire process, from pressing the fire bar to tube
exit by the missile, is completed in approximately 0.250 seconds.
As the missile moves down the launch tube, the forward closure is
pushed away. When the missile clears the launch tube, four
spring-loaded, 3-inch fins deploy to stabilize the missile’s flight.
The JRCA provides missile steering for the missile flight.

2.5 MISSILE FLIGHT

a. SRAW Predator. After coasting for approximately 5 meters
(16 feet) downrange, the flight grain portion of the rocket
motor ignites. The flight grain burns for approximately 1
second and provides sufficient boost for the missile to

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cover the maximum operational range of 600 meters
(1,968 feet) in approximately 3 seconds.
The autopilot compensates for moving targets, as shown
in Figure 2-5. While the gunner is tracking a moving
target, the system calculates the target’s rate of
movement. The rate is stored in memory and during
missile flight produces steering commands causing the
missile to follow the calculated rate of the target. A 7°
fixed elevation angle (relative to the gunner’s sight) is held
by the missile for about 50 meters (164 feet). The missile
then pitches down to a flight level 2.75 meters (9 feet)
above the sightline. This elevation is maintained for the
remainder of the flight.

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DURING THE FIRST 50 METERS OF FLIGHT, THE
SRAW PREDATOR MISSILE WILL CLIMB TO 2.75
METERS ABOVE THE GUNNER’S LINE OF SIGHT
AND FLY AT THAT LEVEL FOR THE REMAINDER
OF THE FLIGHT.

Figure 2-5. SRAW Predator Autopilot Compensation for Moving
Targets.

b. SRAW MPV. After coasting for approximately 5 meters (16
feet) downrange, the flight grain portion of the rocket motor
ignites. The flight grain burns for approximately 1 second
and provides sufficient boost for the missile to cover the
maximum operational range of 600 meters (1,968 feet) in
approximately 3 seconds.

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The autopilot compensates for moving targets, as
shown in Figure 2-6. While the gunner is tracking a
moving target, the system calculates the target’s rate
of movement. The rate is stored in memory and during
missile flight produces steering commands causing the
missile to follow the calculated rate of the target. The
missile flies out to the target along the gunner’s line of
sight.

Figure 2-6. SRAW MPV Autopilot Compensation for Moving
Targets.
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2.6 ARMING

To protect the gunner from premature warhead detonation, neither
the Safe and Arm (S&A) mechanism of the SRAW Predator nor the
fuze of the SRAW MPV will arm the warhead until several events
have occurred. The events are as follows:

• The missile has departed the launch tube.
• The flight motor has ignited.
• The missile has sustained a specified acceleration.

The SRAW Predator missile is armed at 17 meters (55 feet).

The SRAW MPV missile is armed at 25 meters (82 feet).

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2.7 TARGET DETECTION/DESTRUCTION

a. SRAW Predator. The Target Detection Device (TDD) for
the SRAW Predator includes a laser transmitter/receiver
for target ranging and a magnetometer for sensing the
presence of valid targets, as shown in Figure 2-7. The
laser system constantly measures changes in range
(from the TDD to any surface). A target’s leading edge
is detected by a sudden decrease in laser range and the
target’s trailing edge is detected by a sudden increase in
laser range. The missile’s magnetometer senses
disturbances in the local magnetic field. When the
missile approaches a target with enough magnetic
disturbance (designed for main battle tanks), the
magnetometer informs the TDD microprocessor of a
valid target detection. Combined with laser ranging and
magnetic sensing, the TDD ensures the warhead is
directly over the target’s vulnerable turret, and then
delivers a warhead fire command, causing the
Explosively Formed Penetrator (EFP) to form and
penetrate down through the turret.

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3. LASER SENSES
TRAILING EDGE
OF TARGET

1. MAGNETOMETER
4. WARHEAD
SENSES TARGET DETONATES
THROUGH
2. LASER SENSES TURRET
LEADING EDGE
OF TARGET

Figure 2-7. SRAW Predator Target Detection/Destruction.

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b. SRAW MPV. The SRAW MPV has a dual mode fuze
that automatically discriminates between hard and soft
targets. Upon hard target impact (e.g., brick wall), the
fuze functions in the super quick mode, causing the
warhead to detonate immediately. Upon soft target
impact (e.g., sandbag bunker), the fuze functions in the
delay mode, allowing the warhead to penetrate the
target prior to detonation.

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Section III. OPERATION, NORMAL CONDITIONS

2.8 PREPARATION

This section provides instruction on using the SRAW under
normal conditions. To prepare for a mission with the weapon,
perform the following actions:

CAUTION

When transporting an unpacked SRAW in a vehicle, the
gunner must ensure the weapon is not standing with its
forward end down. Failure to comply with this caution
may cause internal damage to the weapon.

a. Remove the weapon from its container as prescribed in
Paragraph 3-1.
b. Perform the PMCS inspections as prescribed in Table 3-3.
c. Adjust the sling for desired length.
d. Ensure the day sight is stowed.

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2.9 CARRYING TECHNIQUES

There are three basic methods of
carrying the SRAW weapon: the hand
carry, the sling carry, and the back
carry. Tactical situation should be
considered when choosing a carrying
technique. The back carry should not
be employed when on icy or rocky
terrain. During transportation of the
SRAW the forward end of the weapon
should be pointed up.

a. Hand Carry. The hand carry is
shown in Figure 2-8.

Figure 2-8. Hand Carry.

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CAUTION

When transporting the SRAW using the sling, the
gunner must ensure the forward end is not pointed
straight down. Failure to comply with this caution may
cause internal damage to the weapon.

b. Sling Carry. The sling carry is shown in Figure 2-9. A
modified sling carry, the “Robin Hood,” is shown in
Figure 2-10.

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Figure 2-9. Sling Carry. Figure 2-10. Robin Hood
Sling Carry.

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c. Back Carry. The back carry is
shown in Figure 2-11.

Figure 2-11. Back Carry.

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2.10 UNSHOULDERING WEAPON

CAUTION

Weapon must be firmly held when releasing the quick-
release buckle. Failure to comply may result in a
dropped weapon with possible internal/external damage.

a. Using the handle, hold the SRAW.

b. Using the quick-release buckle, release the sling.

c. Refasten the quick-release buckle.

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2.11 FIRING SITE SELECTION

There are six site selection concerns for successful firing of the
SRAW and the safety of the gunner and other friendly forces in
the area. These concerns are as follows:

• Field of Fire
• Backblast Area
• Enclosure Firing
• Bunker Firing
• Elevation/Depression Firing Limitations
• Cant

a. Field of Fire. The gunner must ensure that the field of fire
is completely free of obstructions, as shown in Figure 2-12.
Trees, brush, rocks, or buildings blocking the gunner’s line
of sight to the target will block the missile’s flight. When
employing the SRAW Predator, overhead obstructions
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the gunner’s line of sight will also block the missile’s flight.
If engaging moving targets, the gunner must ensure there
is a sufficient kill window for the missile to reach the target
before the target becomes obstructed. The missile will
reach a moving target at 200 meters (656 feet) in
approximately 1.6 seconds and a moving target at 100
meters (328 feet) in approximately 1.2 seconds. For clean-
shot confidence, the gunner should assume a missile flight
of 3.0 seconds in all moving target situations.

ENSURE CLEAR
FIELD OF FIRE

Figure 2-12. SRAW Field of Fire.
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a. Field of Fire – Continued.
Determination of the kill window must include:
– Time to acquire the target with the bare eyes.
– Time to align the target in the weapon sight and to make
a firm decision to fire.
– Time to track – minimum of 2 seconds.
– Time for the missile flight.

NOTE
(SRAW PREDATOR ONLY)

Once the SRAW Predator missile is launched, it will engage
the first target for which it is designed (main battle tanks and
armored vehicles). Destroyed tanks and armored vehicles
within the missile’s line of flight may cause the missile to
detonate. If destroyed or nondesired targets are in the flight
path of the missile, the gunner must move to an alternate
firing position or wait until the flight path is clear.

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WARNING

The SRAW backblast is hazardous. The gunner must
ensure that no friendly troops are in the backblast area
before firing. Failure to comply with this warning may
result in severe injury or death.

b. Backblast Area.
Ensure there are no
friendly forces within
25 METERS
25 meters (82 feet) of
the backblast area 60 DEGREES
(Figure 2-13).

Figure 2-13. Backblast Area.

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WARNING

• Firing the SRAW from an enclosure may be
hazardous. The gunner must ensure that the
enclosure is at least 4.57 meters (15 feet) long by 3.66
meters (12 feet) wide by 2.13 meters (7 feet) high.
There also must be at least 22 square feet of
ventilation, which may be provided by opening doors
and windows. Failure to comply with this warning
may result in serious injury to the gunner or other
personnel.

• Firing the SRAW through an opening, such as a
window or door, may be hazardous. The gunner must
ensure that the forward end of the SRAW extends
outside of the opening. Failure to comply with this
warning may result in serious injury to the gunner or
other personnel.

c. Enclosure Firing. The SRAW may be fired from within
an enclosure. The minimum dimensions of the
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enclosure are 4.57 meters (15 feet) long, by 3.66
meters (12 feet) wide, by 2.13 meters (7 feet) high, as
shown in Figures 2-14 and 2-15. The enclosure must
have at least 22 square feet of ventilation to disperse
noise, toxic gases, and shock waves. This is
approximately the amount of ventilation provided by
opening a standard window and door. The gunner
must take special care that the forward end of the
weapon is completely unobstructed to allow a free exit
of the missile.

NOTE
The figures shown are provided as examples of the
minimum required room size and openings. Room height,
length, and width can vary as long as the gunner ensures
that the minimum cubic space and ventilation are available.

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4.57M 3.66M
(15FT) (12FT)

2.13M
(7FT)

Figure 2-14. Firing the SRAW from an Enclosure.

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4.57M (15FT)

HEARING
PROTECTION REQUIRED
IN THIS AREA!

BACKBLAST AREA!
60° NO PERSONNEL IN 3.66M (12FT)
THIS AREA!
GUNNER

HEARING
PROTECTION REQUIRED
IN THIS AREA!

Figure 2-15. Overhead View of Enclosure Firing Hazard Areas.

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WARNING

Firing the SRAW from a bunker may be hazardous. The
gunner must ensure that the forward and aft ends of the
weapon are clear of bunker materials. Failure to comply
with this warning may result in serious injury to the
gunner or other personnel.

d. Bunker Firing. The SRAW may be fired from a bunker as
shown in Figures 2-16 and 2-17. The gunner must take
special care to ensure that the backblast of the weapon is
aimed outside of the bunker and the forward end of the
weapon is completely unobstructed to allow a free exit of
the missile.

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FRONT OF WEAPON
MUST BE OUTSIDE OF
BUNKER AND FLIGHT REAR OF WEAPON
PATH MUST BE CLEAR MUST BE OUTSIDE
TO TARGET OF BUNKER

RECOMMENDED
LENGTH OF DEPTH IS 4.5 FEET
BUNKER MUST
BE NO MORE
THAN 2 FEET

Figure 2-16. Firing the SRAW from a Bunker – Side View.

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RECOMMENDED
HEIGHT OF BUNKER
OPENING IS 2 FEET

ENSURE
WEAPON RECOMMENDED WIDTH
CLEARANCE IS 7 FEET

Figure 2-17. Firing the SRAW from a Bunker – Front View.

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e. Elevation/Depression Firing Limitations. The SRAW
can effectively fire at targets up to a maximum of 30
degrees downward or 30 degrees upward from the
gunner’s position.

f. Cant. The SRAW can effectively fire up to a maximum
15-degree cant angle.

2.12 FIRING POSITIONS

Once the firing site has been selected, the gunner can choose from
one of four positions for firing the SRAW. The positions are:

– Standing
– Kneeling
– Sitting
– Prone

The surroundings and tactical situation may determine which
position to choose. When possible, use standard marksmanship
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principles to employ the position that provides the most stable
platform for accurate aiming and firing of the weapon. When using
any of the positions, supporting elbows on sandbags, walls, etc.,
will greatly improve stability and ensure more accurate shots.
However, tracking of moving targets is difficult when the elbows are
grounded.

a. Standing Firing Position.
The standing position, as
shown in Figure 2-18, is
suitable when the gunner
has most of his body
protected with a structure,
such as a low brick wall or
embankment. It is not
recommended to use this
position in an open area;
to do so would make it
difficult to steady the
weapon for sighting and
increase the gunner’s
vulnerability. Figure 2-18. Standing Firing Position.
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b. Kneeling Firing Position. The
kneeling position, as shown in
Figure 2-19, is suitable when
firing from behind low
structures. It offers the
advantage of being able to
use the knee to steady the
weapon while also reducing
the gunner’s exposure to
enemy fire.

Figure 2-19. Kneeling Firing Position.

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c. Sitting Firing Position. The sitting position offers both a
low profile and maximum support to steady the
weapon. Two variations for the sitting position are
shown in Figure 2-20.

Figure 2-20. Sitting Firing Positions.

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WARNING

Firing the SRAW from the prone position may be
hazardous. When employing the prone position, the
gunner’s body must be angled at least 30 degrees from
the centerline of the weapon’s backblast. Failure to
comply with this warning may result in serious injury.

d. Prone Firing Position. The prone position is shown in
Figure 2-21. When in the prone position, it is difficult to
track moving targets while ensuring the lower body is clear
of the backblast area.

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ANGLE FROM CENTERLINE OF BACKBLAST TO LOWER BODY
MUST BE AT LEAST 30 DEGREES!

Figure 2-21. Prone Firing Position.

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2.13 PREPARATION FOR FIRING

WARNING
• The minimum TRAINING target engagement range for
the SRAW Predator and SRAW MPV is 100 meters.
• The minimum COMBAT target engagement range is 17
meters for the SRAW Predator and 25 meters for the
SRAW MPV. Engagement of targets at these ranges
may present a hazard to the gunner and adjacent
personnel as a result of fragmentation and debris from
the target. All personnel must ensure they are
wearing approved hearing protection, Kevlar vests,
helmets and appropriate eye protection (e.g., military
issued goggles or safety glasses) and are in a covered
position.
• The SRAW will produce approximately 170 decibels
when fired. When firing from an open area or bunker,
the gunner and other personnel must not be exposed
to more than 5 firings per day. All personnel must

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wear single hearing protection. Failure to comply with
this warning may result in hearing injury.
• The SRAW will produce approximately 170 decibels
when fired. When firing from an enclosure, the gunner
must not be exposed to more than 2 firings per day,
and other support personnel must not be exposed to
more than 1 firing per day. All personnel must wear
single hearing protection. Failure to comply with this
warning may result in hearing injury.
• The SRAW MPV warhead detonation will produce
approximately 190 decibels. When engaging targets at
ranges of 25-40 meters the gunner and other support
personnel should wear double hearing protection.
Failure to comply with warning may result in hearing
injury.

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CAUTION

• When firing the SRAW where loose sand or gravel is
present in front of the firing position, the gunner
should wear eye protection.

Once the gunner has selected the firing site and the firing position,
he has reached the ready-to-fire condition. This paragraph
provides the final steps to prepare for daytime and nighttime firing.

a. Firing Preparation

(1) Release day sight strap.

(2) Rotate the day sight from the stowed position to
the first detent position (approximately 10:00
o’clock with carrying handle straight up).

(3) Open the lens cover on the front of the day sight
(cover is hinged and will remain attached to the
sight).
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WARNING

Firing the SRAW with the sling in front or rear of the
launch tube is hazardous. The gunner must ensure that
the sling is not hanging in front or rear of the launch
tube when firing. Failure to comply may result in
serious injury.

(4) Ensure the sling is not hanging over the forward or
aft end of the weapon and is clear of the trigger
housing assembly.

(5) Place the weapon on the right shoulder with the
shoulder stop in front of the right shoulder.

(6) Position the right hand on the trigger housing
assembly so the palm is supporting the launcher
as shown in Figure 2-22.

(7) Place the left hand on the rail cover.

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LEFT HAND ON RAIL COVER

RIGHT HAND ON
TRIGGER HOUSING
ASSEMBLY

Figure 2-22. Hand Positions for Firing.

(8) The gunner is now ready to acquire target and fire
weapon as prescribed in Paragraph 2-14.

b. Night Firing Preparation. Before using the SRAW at night,
the AN/PVS-17C night sight must be installed and
boresighted during daylight hours. These steps must be
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completed before entering a nighttime tactical combat
situation. Prepare for nighttime firing as follows:

(1) Perform operational check of night sight in accordance
with TM 10796-12&P.

(2) Turn rail cover’s captive thumbscrew (1, Figure 2-23)
counterclockwise and remove rail cover (2) to expose
night sight mounting rail. Retain cover until weapon
has been fired.

(3) Release day sight strap.

(4) Rotate day sight from the stowed position to the
second detent position (approximately 12:00 o’clock
with carrying handle straight up).

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1. Thumbscrew
2. Rail Cover

2
1

Figure 2-23. Removing Rail Cover.

(5) If not installed, fit Picatinny Rail Mount to AN/PVS-17C
so that mounting screws are aligned with threaded
holes in bottom of sight. Rotate mounting screws
using flat head screwdriver. Hand tighten.

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(6) Loosen two rail grabber knobs and place night sight on
mounting rail as shown in Figure 2-24.

Figure 2-24. Attaching Night Sight.

(7) Hand tighten rail grabber knobs.

(8) Open the lens cover on the front of the day sight (cover
is hinged and will remain attached to the sight).
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(9) Boresight the night sight as follows:
a. While pointing the SRAW in the direction of an
open area, brace the weapon with sandbags or
other material.
b. Locate a reference point approximately 100
meters (328 feet) downrange. The reference
point can be anything with a right angle, such
as the corner of a building, as shown in Figure
2-25.

NOTE
Once the day sight is aligned with the chosen reference
point, it must remain motionless. If the weapon moves even
the slightest amount, the procedure must be started over.

c. Look through the day sight, align the reticle
with the chosen reference point, and
immobilize with sandbags or other material.

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View through day sight. View through night sight.

Figure 2-25. Boresighting the Night Sight.

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d. Without moving the SRAW, move to the night
sight. Carefully adjust the night sight’s
elevation and windage controls until its reticle
is aligned to the same point as the day sight.

WARNING

Firing the SRAW with the sling in front or rear of the
launch tube is hazardous. The gunner must ensure that
the sling is not hanging in front or rear of the launch
tube when firing. Failure to comply may result in
serious injury.

(10) Ensure the sling is not hanging over the forward
or aft end of the weapon and is clear of the
trigger housing assembly.

(11) Place the weapon on the right shoulder with the
shoulder stop in front of the right shoulder.
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(12) Position the right hand on the trigger housing
assembly so the palm is supporting the launcher.

(13) Place the left hand on night sight.

(14) The gunner is now ready to acquire target and
fire weapon as prescribed in Paragraph 2-14.

c. Removal of Night Sight. When returning to daylight
conditions, perform the following procedures:

(1) Remove the AN/PVS-17C night sight by loosening
rail grabber knobs by turning counterclockwise.
Stow night sight.

(2) Slide rail cover onto night sight mounting rail and
secure by turning thumbscrew clockwise.

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(3) Secure day sight in stowed position and close lens
cover.

2.14 TARGET ENGAGEMENT

a. Target Acquisition

(1) Visually acquire the target.

(2) Ensure the backblast area is clear.

WARNING

• The SRAW day sight is not a substitute for laser eye
protection. The gunner should wear laser goggles if
under threat of hazardous laser exposure. Failure to
comply may result in eye injury.
• Viewing light sources such as a searchlight or flare
through the day sight may be hazardous. The gunner
should avoid looking at light sources through the day
sight. Failure to comply may result in eye injury.
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WARNING

If the SRAW eyecup is missing, the gunner must take
care that the day sight does not come into contact with
the eye when firing. Failure to comply may result in eye
injury.

(3) Position right eye against the eyecup.

(4) When employing the SRAW Predator against tanks,
look through the sight and place the horizontal reticle
line at the base of turret, and the vertical reticle line at
center-mass of the target, as shown in Figure 2-26.
When using the night sight, place red dot reticle at the
base of turret, center-mass of the target, as shown in
Figure 2-27.

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Figure 2-26. SRAW Predator Figure 2-27. SRAW Predator
Aimpoint on Tanks (Through Day Aimpoint on Tanks (Through
Sight). Night Sight).

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(5) When employing the SRAW Predator against light
armored vehicles, the horizontal and vertical reticle
lines must be placed at center mass of target, as
shown in Figure 2-28. When using the night sight,
place red dot reticle at center mass of target, as shown
in Figure 2-29.

Figure 2-28. SRAW Predator Figure 2-29. SRAW Predator
Aimpoint on Light Armored Vehicles Aimpoint on Light Armored
(Through Day Sight). Vehicles (Through Night Sight).
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(1) When employing the SRAW MPV place the lower
vertical notch of the crosshairs on the desired point of
impact, as shown in Figure 2-30. When using the night
sight, place red dot reticle about 1 meter above the
desired point of impact of target, as shown in Figure 2-
31.

Aimpoint

Aimpoint and Desired Point of
Desired Point of Impact
Impact
Figure 2-30. SRAW MPV Aimpoint Figure 2-31. SRAW MPV Aimpoint
(Through Day Sight). (Through Night Sight).
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b. Firing Sequence. The following procedures describe the
SRAW firing sequence.

WARNING

Firing the SRAW with the sling in front or rear of the
launch tube is hazardous. The gunner must ensure that
the sling is not hanging in front or rear of launch tube
when firing. Failure to comply may result in serious
injury.

NOTE
• A click or a snap indicates that the fire bar cover has been
released.
• When aiming at the target, do not lead the target. The
weapon’s guidance system will compensate for distance
and target movement.

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CAUTION

• The gunner must not raise the fire bar cover or press
the battery activate plunger until a positive decision
has been made to fire the weapon. If the weapon is
not fired within 12 seconds of battery activation, its
performance becomes severely degraded.
• Once tracking of the target has begun, it must not be
interrupted. If tracking is interrupted or erratic for any
reason, a full 2 seconds of steady tracking must be
performed prior to pressing the fire bar. Failure to
observe this caution may result in degraded missile
performance.

(1) Make fire/no-fire decision.

(2) Using thumb and fingers of right hand, lift fire bar
cover up and forward to gain access to battery
activate plunger and fire bar as shown in Figure 2-
32.
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Figure 2-32. Accessing Battery Activate Plunger and Fire Bar.

(3) Press and hold battery activate plunger.

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(4) Track target for at least 2 seconds, but no more
than 12 seconds.

NOTE
Missile launch will occur in less than one-half of one second
after fire bar is pressed.

CAUTION

Gunner must ensure aim point is maintained throughout
the firing process. Pulling the weapon down while
depressing the fire bar could cause the missile to drop
below the line of sight causing a misfire.

(5) While maintaining reticle on target, press fire bar.

(6) Remove night sight (if installed).

(7) After weapon has been fired, if possible destroy
launch tube as follows:
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a. Remove sling. It may be kept for other
purposes. If destruction is desired, cut sling
into pieces so that it is not usable by the
enemy.

b. Using a rock, brick, or E-Tool, smash day sight and
trigger housing assembly so neither can be used
by the enemy.

WARNING

Destroying the expended SRAW launch tube may be
hazardous. The gunner should wear eye protection
and gloves when using rock, brick, or E-Tool to
destroy weapon. Failure to comply may result in
injury.

c. Destroy launch tube by running over it with a
vehicle. If a vehicle is not available, tube should
be destroyed using a large blunt object, such as a
rock, brick, or E-Tool.

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Section IV. OPERATION, UNUSUAL CONDITIONS

This section addresses two conditions considered unusual or
abnormal for the SRAW. These conditions are weapon
malfunctions and operation in Nuclear, Biological, or Chemical
(NBC) conditions.

2.15 WEAPON MALFUNCTIONS

When the SRAW fails to operate properly, one of three events
has occurred: a misfire, a hangfire, or a flight motor failure.

a. Misfire: A misfire is characterized by a failure of any
pre-launch events to occur (i.e., failure of activation of
the autopilot battery and/or the ordnance battery).

b. Hangfire: A hangfire is characterized by a failure of the
missile to depart the launch tube after the pre-launch
events have occurred.

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Immediate action procedures are the same for both misfires
and hangfires and are as follows:

WARNING

When the SRAW missile fails to launch properly, the
weapon is in the hangfire/misfire condition. The gunner
must observe proper procedures if a hangfire/misfire
condition exists. Failure to observe proper procedures
may result in serious injury or death.

CAUTION

The gunner must continue to aim the weapon at the
target while conducting immediate action procedures.
The missile may launch when fire bar is released.

(1) If missile does not launch immediately after pressing
fire bar, keep weapon pointed downrange and shout
MISFIRE to alert nearby personnel.

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(2) Release fire bar and battery activate plunger.

(3) Press and hold battery activate plunger again, track for
at least 2 seconds, and press fire bar again.

(4) If missile still fails to launch, keep weapon aimed at
target or downrange for at least 60 seconds.

(5) While keeping weapon aimed downrange and
backblast area clear of personnel, unshoulder the
weapon and place on the ground with the carrying
handle up.

(6) Alert nearby personnel of the misfire condition.

(7) Notify immediate supervisor and/or range safety
personnel who, in turn, will contact Explosive
Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel for disposal.

c. Flight Motor Failure. This condition exists when the
missile’s launch motor successfully ignites and the
missile is launched out of the tube, but the flight motor
fails to ignite when the missile has traveled
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approximately 5 meters (16 feet). When this happens,
the missile will fall to the ground after coasting a short
distance. The warhead will not be armed and will be a
dud. Perform the following procedures in the event of
a flight motor failure:

WARNING

(FOR SRAW PREDATOR ONLY)

The SRAW Predator’s Target Detection Device (TDD)
contains a Class 3 laser that can continue to transmit if
the warhead fails to detonate. Stay at least 5 meters (16
feet) away from a dud missile for at least 5 minutes.
Failure to comply with this warning may result in eye
injury.

(1) Alert nearby personnel of the dud missile and its
location.

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(2) Notify immediate supervisor and/or range safety
personnel who, in turn, will contact Explosive
Ordnance Disposal (EOD) personnel for disposal.

2.16 NUCLEAR, BIOLOGICAL, CHEMICAL (NBC)
DECONTAMINATION

a. Firing Weapon in Protective Gear. The SRAW can be
used when wearing the Mission-Oriented Protective
Posture (MOPP) gear. Standard NBC procedures
should be employed.

WARNING

When exposed to NBC hazards, handle the weapon with
extreme care. The weapon may be coated with residual
contaminants and must be handled in accordance with
proper procedures. Failure to comply with this warning
may result in serious injury or death.

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b. Decontamination of Exposed SRAW. The SRAW
cannot be effectively decontaminated. Once the
weapon has been contaminated, the gunner must be
dressed in MOPP Level 4 gear to handle and fire the
weapon. If this is not feasible, notify immediate
supervisor and/or range safety personnel who, in turn,
will contact Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
personnel for weapon disposal.

c. Decontamination of SRAW in Barrier Bag. If the SRAW
has been removed from its shipping container (see
paragraph 3-1) and is exposed to NBC agents while still in
its moisture barrier bag, refer to MCWP
3-37.3, NBC Decontamination, for decontamination
procedures.

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CHAPTER 3
MAINTENANCE PROCEDURES

Section I. PREPARATION FOR USE

3.1 UNPACKING WEAPON
The shipping container, as shown in Figure 3-1, holds two
SRAWs. The container has two outer shell halves (1 and 6) and
two inner shell halves (2 and 4). Barrier bags (3) protect the
weapons. The bottom inner shell half contains an Explosively
Formed Penetrator (EFP) diffuser (5). The diffuser is designed to
diffuse accidental detonation. Steel bands secure the outer and
inner shell halves.

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1

2

3

4
5

6

Figure 3-1. Unpacking the SRAW.

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Unpack the weapon as follows:

WARNING

The loaded container weighs approximately 68
kilograms (150 pounds). When moving a loaded
container, use a two-man lift. When cutting the steel
bands, wear eye protection and gloves. Failure to
comply with this warning may result in injury.

a. Inspect exterior of container for dents, cracks, or other
severe damage. If container is damaged, it could indicate
further damage to weapons inside.

b. Inspect container markings as prescribed in Figure 3-2
and Table 3-1 (SRAW Predator) and Table 3-2 (SRAW
MPV). If markings are missing or illegible, report
condition to Ammunition Supply Point (ASP).

c. Remove seals from container.

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d. Break metal banding using tin snips or a claw hammer (a
K-bar knife or E-tool may be used when in field
conditions).

e. Lift and remove top outer shell half (1, Figure 3-1).

f. Cut steel bands securing top and bottom inner shell
halves.

g. Lift and remove top inner shell half (2).

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1
2
3

2

4
7

6
5

Figure 3-2. SRAW Container Labels and Markings.

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NOTE
Callouts 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7 are identical on opposite of side
shown in Figure 3-2.

Table 3-1. SRAW Predator Container Labels and
Markings
Marking Number Marking

ROCKETS
UN 0181
1.2E
1

u
n 4H2/Y63.2/S/YY
USA/M5168

2 DODIC: PL61

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Table 3-1. SRAW Predator Container Labels and
Markings – Continued.
Marking Number Marking
LOT NO.
3 SERNO XXXXXXX
SERNO XXXXXXX
4 FORWARD or AFT

5 Bar Code

SRAW TACTICAL WEAPON 7044884-XXX
6
LOT NO. XXXXXXX
NSN: 1427-01-460-0210

7 QTY 2 EACH WT 150 LBS
2-MAN LIFT

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Table 3-2. SRAW MPV Container Labels and Markings
Marking Marking

ROCKETS
UN 0181
1.1E
1

u
n 4H2/Y63.2/S/YY
USA/M5168

2 DODIC: PM78

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Table 3-2. SRAW MPV Container Labels and
Markings – Continued.
Marking Number Marking
LOT NO.
3 SERNO XXXXXXX
SERNO XXXXXXX
4 FORWARD or AFT

5 Bar Code

SRAW TACTICAL WEAPON 704705-XXX
6
LOT NO. XXXXXXX
NSN: 1427-01-521-4379

7 QTY 2 EACH WT 150 LBS
2-MAN LIFT

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h. Check serial numbers on container (see Table 3-1 and
Table 3-2, Item 3) to see they match serial numbers on
barrier bags. If they do not match, report condition to
ASP.

i. Inspect barrier bags. Bags should be sealed. Cuts or
breaks in bags may indicate moisture intrusion and
possible damage to weapons inside. If bags are not
sealed, report condition to ASP.

NOTE
If desired, the weapons can remain in the barrier bags until
the tactical situation calls for their removal. If left in the
bags, the weapons should be lashed to the top of the
gunner’s backpack for individual transportation.

j. Open barrier bags by cutting with a sharp knife.

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k. Locate and remove two desiccant bags from each barrier
bag. Dispose in accordance with standard operating
procedures.

l. Remove weapons and inspect according to Paragraph 3-
3.
NOTE
Once the weapon has been removed from the shipping
container, repack the diffuser and the top and bottom inner
shell halves into the shipping container in the condition in
which they were received. This is necessary to ensure the
shipping container can be used to repackage and ship
unexpended weapons, if required.

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Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
SERVICES (PMCS)
3.2 GENERAL
Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)
include inspecting, cleaning, and taking care of the SRAW to
keep it fully mission capable.

3.3 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND
SERVICES TABLE

Table 3-3 lists procedures used to ensure the weapon is
mission capable. Perform PMCS when the weapon is
removed from its container at issue and when preparing for
tactical situations. A description of the PMCS table is as
follows:
• Item defines checks and services in the order they should
be performed.
• Name identifies the part of the weapon to be inspected.

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• Procedure provides the steps to follow in order to
complete the inspection.
• Action Required identifies actions taken if substandard
conditions are found. If weapon is rejected, notify
immediate supervisor and/or range safety personnel who,
in turn, will contact Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)
personnel for weapon disposal.

Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item Name Procedure Action Required:
1 Battery Observe that window is If window is not green,
Activate green. reject weapon.
Indicator
2 Launcher Tilt launcher up and If components are loose
down. Listen for loose inside the launcher, reject
internal components. weapon.
3 Launch Inspect for dents, If dents, holes, cracks, or
Tube holes, cracks, or gouges are present, reject
gouges. weapon.

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Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item Name Procedure Action Required:
4 Forward Inspect for damaged or If damage is minor, accept
Shock missing isolator. weapon for use. If isolator
Isolator is missing, or if damage is
severe enough that
protection of launcher
components is not
possible, reject weapon.
5 Forward Inspect for damaged or If damage to forward
Closure missing closure. closure is minor, accept
weapon. If damage is
severe enough to expose
interior to environment, or
if forward closure is
missing, reject weapon.
Inspect for foreign If objects have collected
objects between between forward closure
closure and shock and isolator, clean
isolator. according to Chapter 3,
Section III.

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Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item Name Procedure Action Required:
NOTE
Changes in environmental
conditions (i.e., altitude
and temperature) may
cause the forward closure
to become slightly loose.
This condition is normal
and will not affect the
performance of the
weapon.
6 Night Sight Remove night sight If rail is damaged,
Mounting mounting rail cover and nighttime firing
Rail inspect rail for damage. performance may be
degraded.
7 Trigger Inspect for damage to If fire bar cover and/or
Housing fire bar cover and battery activate plunger is
battery activate missing, or severely
plunger. damaged, reject weapon.

8 Day Sight Inspect usability of If strap is not usable, seek
Strap strap. alternate method of
securing day sight in
stowed position.

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Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item Name Procedure Action Required:
9 Day Sight Check for damaged or If day sight is damaged or
missing day sight. missing, reject weapon.

Release day sight If day sight will not rotate,
strap, rotate day sight reject weapon.
to first detent, and
open lens cover.

View through day sight Clean lenses (Paragraph
and observe lenses for 3.5d). If reticle is distorted
cleanliness and or missing, reject weapon.
condition of reticle.

Inspect eyecup. If eyecup is missing or
damaged, reject weapon
or use caution when firing.
10 Sling Inspect usability of If sling is not usable or
sling. quick-disconnects do not
properly lock, replace sling
or seek alternate method
of carry.

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Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item Name Procedure Action Required:

11 Carrying Inspect handle and If handle is broken or
Handle fasteners. fasteners are missing,
reject weapon or seek
alternate method of carry.

12 Shoulder Inspect for damaged or If shoulder stop is severely
Stop missing shoulder stop. damaged or missing, reject
weapon or seek alternate
method of stabilizing
weapon while firing.

13 Labels/ Inspect for missing or If labels or markings are
Markings illegible labels and missing or illegible, report
markings as prescribed condition to ASP.
in Paragraph 3.4.

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Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services
Item Name Procedure Action Required:

14 Aft Shock Inspect for damaged or If damage is minor, accept
Isolator missing isolator. weapon for use. If isolator
is missing, or if damage is
severe enough that
protection of launcher
components is not
possible, reject weapon.

15 Aft Closure Inspect for damaged or If damage to aft closure is
missing closure. minor, accept weapon. If
damage is severe enough
to expose interior to
environment, or if aft
closure is missing, reject
weapon.
Inspect for foreign
objects between If objects have collected
closure and shock between aft closure and aft
isolator. isolator, clean according to
Chapter 3, Section III.

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3.4 SRAW LABELS AND MARKINGS
Table 3-4 lists the labels and markings that should be visible on
the SRAW.

Refer to Figures 3-3 and 3-4 for locations of labels and markings.

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Table 3-4. SRAW Labels and Markings
Figure # Callout Label or Marking

3-3 1 WARNING
BACKBLAST AREA
60°

25m

3-3 2

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Table 3-4. SRAW Labels and Markings – Continued.
Figure # Callout Label or Marking

WARNING
3-3 3
HEARING
PROTECTION
REQUIRED

T
H FIRE DIRECTION
I
S
3-3 4
E
N
D

U
P

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Table 3-4. SRAW Labels and Markings – Continued.
Figure # Callout Label or Marking

5 (WEAPON IDENTIFICATION PLATE)
3-4 (SRAW
SHORT RANGE ASSAULT WEAPON
Predator) MARK 40 MOD 0 ANTI-TANK
SPECIFICATION NO. XXXXXXX
PART NO. XXXXXXX
NSN 1427-01-460-0210 SER NO. TCL XXXXXXX
CONTRACT XXXXXX-XX-X-XXXX
MFR: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CAGE: XXXXX
LOT NO. XXXXXX DATE MFD: XXXXXXX
DODIC: PL61 NIIN: 014600210
5 (WEAPON IDENTIFICATION PLATE)
3-4 (SRAW
MPV) SHORT RANGE ASSAULT WEAPON
MARK 41 MOD 0
SPECIFICATION NO. XXXXXXX
PART NO. XXXXXXX
NSN 1427-01-521-4379 SER NO. TCL XXXXXXX
CONTRACT XXXXXX-XX-X-XXXX
MFR: XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX CAGE: XXXXX
LOT NO. XXXXXX DATE MFD: XXXXXXX
DODIC: PM78 NIIN: 015214379

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1

3
4

2

Figure 3-3. SRAW Labels and Markings – Left Side.

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5

Figure 3-4. SRAW Labels and Markings – Right Side.

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Section III. CLEANING AND DEICING THE WEAPON

3.5 CLEANING

Maintenance of the SRAW includes keeping it clean. These
procedures address cleaning dirt and/or mud from the weapon.
Refer to Paragraph 3.6 for instructions on removing ice from the
weapon. Special attention should be given to the trigger housing
assembly, forward and aft closures, day sight, and night sight
mounting rail. Cleaning materials needed are listed here and in
Appendix B.

Rod, Cleaning, Small Arms Brush, Cleaning, Small Arms
Cleaning Cloth Lens Brush
Lens Cleaning Kit

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a. Cleaning the Launch Tube. Clean launch tube as follows:

CAUTION

SRAW components may be damaged when using the
cleaning rod. The gunner must take care not to damage
any components. Failure to comply may result in
damage to the weapon.

NOTE
Water may be used to soften mud for easier removal.

(1) Using hand or cleaning cloth, remove wet mud
from launch tube.
(2) If mud is dry and hard, scrape away as much as
possible by hand or by using cleaning rod.
(3) Wipe launch tube as clean as possible with a
damp cloth.
(4) Dry launch tube with a clean, dry cloth.
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b. Cleaning the Trigger Housing Assembly. Clean trigger
housing assembly as follows:

CAUTION

Accidental battery activation may occur if the fire bar
cover is lifted during cleaning. The gunner must not
lift the fire bar cover while cleaning. Failure to comply
with this caution may render the weapon unusable.
NOTE
Water may be used to soften mud for easier removal.

(1) Using hand or cleaning cloth, remove wet mud from
trigger housing assembly.
(2) Using cleaning brush and water, remove dried mud or
dirt from trigger housing assembly. Ensure there is
no dirt or mud around battery activate plunger, fire bar
edges, or hinge of fire bar cover.

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(3) Using cleaning cloth, wipe dirt or mud from battery
activate indicator window.

c. Cleaning the Forward and Aft Closures

CAUTION

SRAW closures may be damaged during cleaning if care
is not taken. If either closure is damaged to the point
where the interior of the weapon is exposed to the
elements, or if either closure falls off during cleaning,
the weapon must be removed from service.

NOTE
Water may be used to soften mud for easier removal.

(1) Gently remove wet mud from around closures
where they meet the shock isolators by using
fingers or cleaning rod.

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(2) If mud has caked on the closures, gently remove
as much as possible with hands. Using cleaning
brush and water, gently remove mud and dirt from
around the closures where they meet the shock
isolators.

d. Cleaning the Day Sight

CAUTION

The day sight lenses may be damaged during cleaning if
care is not taken. Failure to comply with this caution
may hinder the weapon’s performance.

NOTE
Water may be used to soften mud for easier removal.

(1) Release day sight strap and rotate day sight to first
detent (approximately 10:00 o’clock with carrying
handle straight up).

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(2) Remove eyecup by turning counterclockwise.
(3) Using damp cleaning cloth, clean eyecup.
(4) Using cleaning brush and water, clean eyecup
threads.
(5) Using lens cleaning kit, clean dirt from eyecup lens.
(6) Using lens cleaning kit, gently clean eyecup
lens.
(7) Install eyecup by turning clockwise.
(8) Using damp cleaning cloth, remove mud and
dirt from day sight strap.
(9) Secure day sight in stowed position.
(10) Open lens cover.
(11) Using damp cleaning cloth and/or cleaning
brush and water, clean lens cover.
(12) Using lens brush, clean dirt from forward lens.
(13) Using lens cleaning kit, gently clean forward
lens.
(14) Close lens cover.

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e. Cleaning the Night Sight Mounting Rail

NOTE
Water may be used to soften mud for easier removal.

(1) Using cleaning cloth or hands, remove wet mud from
night sight mounting rail cover.
(2) Turn rail cover thumbscrew counterclockwise and
remove rail cover.
(3) Using hands or cleaning rod, remove wet mud from
night sight mounting rail.
(4) Using cleaning brush and water, clean night sight
mounting rail.
(5) Using cleaning brush and water, clean rail cover.
(6) Install rail cover and secure by turning rail cover
thumbscrew clockwise.

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3.6 PRECONDITIONING FOR ICING WEATHER AND
DEICING THE WEAPON.

These procedures provide instructions for preconditioning the
weapon against ice buildup and for removing ice from the
weapon. Special attention should be given to the trigger
housing assembly, forward and aft closures, day sight, and
night sight mounting rail. Preconditioning and deicing
materials needed are listed here and in Appendix B.

Cleaning Lubricating Preservative (CLP)
Lubricant, Arctic Weather (LAW)
Deicer – Defroster Fluid
Cleaning cloth or M16A2 rifle cleaning
patches

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a. Preconditioning the Weapon for Icing Conditions

(1) Remove rail cover by turning thumbscrew
counterclockwise.

WARNING

CLP and LAW are flammable and toxic to skin, eyes, and
respiratory tract. Skin, eye, and breathing protection are
required. Avoid repeated or prolonged contact. Keep
away from open flames or other sources of ignition.

NOTE
In temperatures below -18°C (0°F), LAW should be
substituted for CLP.

(2) Apply CLP to night sight mounting rail.
(3) Apply CLP to rail cover thumbscrew.
(4) Release day sight strap and rotate day sight to first
detent (approximately 10:00 o’clock with carrying
handle straight up).

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(5) Apply CLP at day sight swivel point.
(6) Secure day sight in stowed position.
(7) Apply CLP to lens cover hinge.
(8) Apply CLP to gap between forward shock isolator
and forward closure.
(9) Apply CLP to gap between aft shock isolator and aft
closure.
(10) Remove excess CLP from all areas.
(11) Install rail cover and secure by turning rail cover
thumbscrew clockwise.

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CAUTION
Accidental battery activation may occur if the fire bar
cover is lifted during preconditioning. The gunner must
not lift the fire bar cover while preconditioning. Failure
to comply with this caution may render the weapon
unusable.

(12) Apply CLP to fire bar cover hinge.
(13) Apply CLP to battery activate plunger.
(14) Apply CLP to both springs of carrying handle.
(15) Remove excess CLP from all areas.
(16) Place a cleaning patch in day sight eyecup to
prevent ice buildup.

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b. Deicing the Weapon

WARNING

Deicer – Defroster Fluid is flammable and toxic to skin,
eyes, and respiratory tract. Skin, eye, and breathing
protection are required. Avoid repeated or prolonged
contact. Keep away from open flames or other sources
of ignition.
CAUTION

Accidental battery activation may occur if the fire bar
cover is lifted during deicing. The gunner must not lift
the fire bar cover while deicing. Failure to comply with
this caution may render the weapon unusable.
NOTE
If available, a warming tent should be used to melt ice.

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(1) Apply deicer – defroster fluid to all areas coated with
ice. Pay special attention to forward and aft closures,
trigger housing assembly, telescope assembly, and
rail cover thumbscrew.

(2) After allowing deicer – defroster fluid to penetrate for
approximately 5 minutes, remove large pieces of ice
by hand.

(3) Clean and dry all areas with cleaning cloth or
patches.

(4) Precondition weapon as prescribed in Paragraph
3.6a.

3.7 CLEANING THE AN/PVS-17C NIGHT SIGHT

Clean the night sight in accordance with TM 10796-OR/1.

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APPENDIX A
REFERENCES

MCWP 3-37.3 NBC Decontamination
TM 10796-OR/1 Operator’s and Maintenance Manual for
AN/PVS-17B and AN/PVS-17C Miniature
Night Sight (MNS)

TM 10796-IN/1 Intermediate Maintenance Manual
Including Repair Parts and Special Tools
for AN/PVS-17B and AN/PVS-17C
Miniature Night Sight (MNS)

TM 4700-15/1H Ground Equipment Record Procedures

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APPENDIX B

EXPENDABLE MATERIALS
Item Unit of
Stock Number Item Identification Qty
no. Measure
1 6850-01-448-9653 Kit, Lens Cleaning EA 1
2 1005-00-494-6602 Brush, Cleaning, EA 1
Small Arms
3 7920-00-205-1427 Brush, Dusting, Lens EA 1
and Photographic
Negative, 1-inch
bristle length.
4 9150-01-102-1473 Cleaning Lubricant BT 1
Preservative (CLP),
MIL-L-63460
5 6850-00-835-0484 Deicer – Defroster CN 1
Fluid,
O-D-190

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EXPENDABLE MATERIALS – Continued.
Item Unit of
Stock Number Item Identification Qty
no. Measure
6 9150-00-292-9689 Lubricant, Arctic QT 1
Weather (LAW), MIL-
L-14107C-AM.2
7 7920-00-205-1711 Rag, Wiping Cotton, BE AR
50 lb bundle A-A-531
(Cleaning Cloth)
8 1005-00-052-9535 Rod, Cleaning, Small EA 1
Arms

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