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TM 9-1425-429-12 _______________________________________________________________________ OPERATOR'S AND ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE MANUAL: STINGER GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM Weapon Round Partial NSN 1427-01-219-7116 NSN 1427-01-219-2902 Gripstock NSN 1440-01-170-8618 NSN 1440-01-233-1494 TRAINER HANDLING GUIDED MISSILE LAUNCHER M60 NSN 6920-01-024-9969; GUIDED MISSILE SUBSYTEM INTERCEPT-AERIAL, TRAINING XM148 NSN 6920-01-246-0699 INTERROGATOR SET AN/PPX-3A, AN/PPX-3B NSN 5895-01-032-4263 NSN 5895-01-126-9263; INTERROGATOR SET PROGRAMMER AN/GSX-1, AN/GSX-1A NSN 5895-01-032-4266 NSN 5895-01-119-1273; TRANSPORT HARNESS NSN 1450-01-024-6936 STINGER AIR DEFENSE GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEM _______________________________________________________________________ HEADQUARTERS, DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY AUGUST 1980 __________________________________________________ THIS COPY IS A REPRINT WHICH INCLUDES CURRENT

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Weapon Round PartialNSN 1427-01-219-7116 NSN 1427-01-219-2902

GripstockNSN 1440-01-170-8618 NSN 1440-01-233-1494



INTERROGATOR SET AN/PPX-3A, AN/PPX-3BNSN 5895-01-032-4263 NSN 5895-01-126-9263;

INTERROGATOR SET PROGRAMMERAN/GSX-1, AN/GSX-1ANSN 5895-01-032-4266 NSN 5895-01-119-1273;

TRANSPORT HARNESS NSN 1450-01-024-6936






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is used in the operation of this equipment.


may result if personnel fail to observe safety precautions

Never work on electronic equipment unless there is another personnearby who is familiar with the operation and hazards of the equipment andwho is competent in administering first aid. When the technician is aided byoperators, he must warn them about dangerous areas.Be careful not to contact high-voltage connections of 115 volt acinput connections when installing or operating this equipment.Whenever the nature of the operation permits, keep one hand awayfrom the equipment to reduce the hazard of current flowing through vitalorgans of the body.Warning: Do not be misled by the term `low voltage." Potentialsas low as 50 volts may cause death under adverse conditions.

For Artificial Respiration, refer to FM 21-11.



The STINGER Air Defense Guided Missile System contains explosives.All applicable safety regulations will be strictly enforced. Explosivecomponents containing electrical wiring must be protected at all timesfrom stray voltages or induced electrical currents.

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Handling operations should not be performed during electrical storms.

Explosives are contained in the weapon-round, missile-round, and battery coolant unit.


Do not touch the vicinity of the missile seekerhead dome if it shatters,as mercury thallium liquid may be released. This material is toxic tounprotected skin. Avoid all contact with the released material unlessprotective equipment is being worn such as a respirator, imperviousprotective gloves, and chemical goggles. If the skin or eyes are exposed tothe spilled material, immediately flush with copious quantities of water.Any person exposed to the released material should be promptly referred to aphysician.


The missile exhaust contains amounts of HC1 gas which may cause eyeand/or throat irritation when personnel are exposed. To prevent anyirritation or exposure to potentially harrnful concentrations of HC1 in theexhaust plume, the gunner and assistant must hold their breaths until thetrigger is released and move away from the exhaust plume, if necessary,before breathing again.

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Operator's and Organizational Maintenance Manual:STINGER GUIDED MISSILE SYSTEMConsisting of:Weapon Round PartialNSN 1427-01-219-7116 NSN 1427-01-219-2902NSN 1427-01-230-8784GripstockNSN 1440-01-170-8618 NSN 1440-01-233-1494TRAINER HANDLING GUIDED MISSILE

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LAUNCHER M60 NSN 6920-01-024-9969;GUIDED MISSILE SUBSYSTEM INTERCEPT-AERIAL,TRAINING XM148NSN6920-01-246-0699;INTERROGATOR SET AN/PPX-3A, AN/PPX-3BNSN 5895-01-032-4263 NSN 5895-01-126-9263;INTERROGATOR SET PROGRAMMERAN/GSX-1, AN/GSX-1ANSN 5895-01-032-4266 NSN 5895-01-119-1273;TRANSPORT HARNESS NSN 1450-01-024-6936

---------------------------------------------------------------REPORTING ERRORS AND RECOMMENDINGIMPROVEMENTS

You can help improve this manual. If you find any mistakes or if youknow of a way to improve the procedures, please let us know. Mail your letteror DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Equipmens Puhlicaiions and BlankForms) direct to: Commander, U.S. Army Missile Command. ATTN: AMSMI-LC-MEPM.Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 35898-5238. A reply will be furnished to you.---------------------------------------------------------------

Technical Manual 9-1425-429-12Table of Contents

PART ONE TEAM PROCEDURESCHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTIONSection I. General InformationSection II. DescriptionCHAPTER 2. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR WEAPON-ROUND AND IFFINTERROGATORSection I. Weapon-Round Controls and IndicatorsSection II. Operating ProceduresSection III. Preparation for MovementCHAPTER 3. OPERATOR ORGANIZATIONAL MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONSSection I. General Maintenance InstructionsSection II Preventive Maintenance Checks and ServicesSection III. Operator/Organizational Corrective Maintenance ProceduresPART TWO OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS FOR IFF PROGRAMMER/BATTERY CHARGERSection I. GeneralSection II. Programmer/Battery Charger Controls and IndicatorsSection IlI. Operating InstructionsCHAPTER 5. PROGRAMMER/BATTERY CHARGER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONSSection I. General Maintenance Instructions

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The manual is divided into two parts. Part one provides you, thegunner, with operating instruction improvements resulting from the additionof UV detection and the reprogrammable module, normal maintenance requirementsfor the weapon round, field handling trainer, and IPF interrogator. Part twoprovides instructions for operating and servicing the IFF programmer/batterycharger.Portions of this manual which apply only to the Stinger-POST will bepreceded by (POST), portions which apply only to the Stinger with thereprogrammable microprocessor will be preceded by (RMP).


Section I. GENERAL

1-1. Purpose and Scope

Part one of this manual is for your use in operating andmaintaining the STINGER Intercept-Aerial Guided Missile System(weapon-round partial plus grip stock, hereafter weapon-round), Trainer,Handling, Guided Missile Launcher: M60 (field handling trainer), andInterrogator Set AN/PPX-3A and AN/PPX-3B (IFF interrogator).

1-1.1 Differences Between Models

Differences between models are contained in the following paragraphs:

a. Missile Rounds

(1) The Stinger-POST (Passive Optical Seeker Technique) has adifferent front window than the basic Stinger. The front window is

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transparent, which permits IR and UV detections. In addition, the GuidanceAssembly has been improved to allow the gunner to track positive contrastIR and/or negative contrast Uv radiation, to provide greater backgrounddiscrimination than the basic Stinger.

(2) The Stinger RMP (Reprogrammable Microprocessor) retains allthe Stinger-POST improvements and also has additional improvements tothe guidance system. These improvements enable the weapon to reject morecomplex IRCM and provide greater black discrimination than the basicStinger or Stinger POST.

b. Weapon Rounds

In addition to the improvements to the missile round, an electronic housing has beenadded to the separable gripstock, to accommodate installation of an RMP module. TheRMP module allows reprogramming of missile software programs for enhancingperformance in different threat environments.

c. Gripstocks

Gripstocks without the RMP module may be used with the basic and POSTmissiles. RMP missiles without the RMP module will default and function asif they were POST missiles. Gripstocks with the RMP module may be used withall STINGER missiles.

d. Interrogators

The basic difference between the AN/PPX-3A and the AN/PPX-3B is the additionof an electronic day indicator activating switch and needed circuits on theAN/PPX-3B. For detailed information, refer to TM 11-5895-1194-24.

e. Training Set, Guided Missile System M134, M158, M160For information on the training sets and the caotuve flight trainerrefer to TM 9-6920-429-12

f. Field Handling Trainers M6O, XM148The XM 148 trainer uses the same dummy launch tube as the M60, without the gripstockand IFF interrogator. The M60 trainer must have the gas insert assembly removed prior touse with SVML. Refer to para. 2-10 for instructions for removal of the gas insertassembly.

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1-2. Security Requirements

a. The weapon round, missile round, gripstock with the RMP

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module installed, and IFF interrogator are classified CONFIDENTIAL forstorage, handling, and shipping. During shipment,the weapon round is splitinto two components,the weapon round partial and the gripstock. After arrivalat an ammunition supply point (ASP) or military unit,the gripstock may beplaced in the weaponround partial container. If the gripstock is placed inthe weapon round partial container, write the NSN number of the gripstockabove the existing NSN on the container, using china marker (Item 19, App.E).Be security unconscious when any of these items become your responsibility.Be sure that they never leave your sight. When you are not using the weaponor interrogator, be sure they are protected against unauthorized access,theft and sabotage.

b. In the event ofloss or theft of a weapon round, weapon-round partial,missile round, gripstock with RMP installed or IFF interrogator,notify your local commander immediately. The commander must take actionas prescribed in AR 210-10, AR 310-84, and AR 380-5 and must insure thatthe appropriate military and civilian law enforcement agencies arenotified promptly.

c. When the weapon is fired, and the missile launch and flight motorsfunction normally, classified components should be destroyed by warheaddetonation or ground impact. Whenever a missile malfunctions, or if there isreason to believe that classified components may not be destroyed,attempt to locate and destroy it as prescribed in para.6-2 of this manual

1-3. Maintenance Forms and Records

Department of the Army forms and procedures used for equipment maintenancewill be those prescribed by DA PAM 738-750. The Army Maintenance System(TAMMS).The D A PAM is published in the Maintenance Management UPDATE. Unitsmay subscribe to Maintenance Management UPDATE by submitting a completed DAForm 12-13.

1-3.1. Reporting Equipment Improvement Recommendations (EIRs)

If your equipment needs improvement,let us know. Send us an EIR.You, the user, are the only one who can tell us what you don't like aboutyour equipment. Let us know why you don't like the design. Tell us why aprocedure is hard to perform. Put it on an SF 368 (Quality DeficiencyReport). Mail it to the address stated in DA PAM 738-750. We'll send youa reply.

1-3.2. Destruction of Army Material to Prevent Enemy Use

Refer to Chapter 6 for demolition instructions for the STINGER weapon system.

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1-3.3. Administrative Storage

Refer to TM 740-90-1, Administrative Storage, for general storage requirements.


Table 1-1. TAMMS Forms

EquipmentInspection andEquipment MaintenanceMaintenance ControlExchange Tag Worksheet Request RecordAmmunition (DA Form (DA Form (DA Form(DA FormConditionEquipment 2402) 2404) 2407) 2408-9)Report

Weapon Round X

Weapon Round XPartial

Missile Round X

IFF X X X XInterrogator

Programmer X X X XBattery Charger

Field Handling XTrainer M60

Guided Missile XSubsystemIntercept-Aerial,Training XM148


Below are listed the abbreviations and acronyms that areused in this document.


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AAmpereACAltertsating CurrentASPAmmunition Supply PointIATASAir-toAir STINGERBCCBattery Carrying CaseBCUBattery Coolant UnitCFTCaptive Flight TrainerCHGChargeCTACommon Table of AllowancesDCDirect CurrentEODExplosive Ordnance DisposalFFahrenheitFHTField Handling TrainerGGravitational ForceHzHertzIFFIdentification Friend or FoeIRInfrared RadiationJTAJoint Tables of AllowanceMTOEModified Table of Organization & EquipmentPHPhase(Position of Point on Waveform)POSTPassive Optical Seeker TechniqueRMPReprogrammable MicroprocessorSVMLStandard Vehicle Mounted LauncherTAMMSThe Army Maintenance Management SystemTDATables of Distribution and AllowancesTMDETest, Measurement, and Diagnostic EquipmentUVUltravioletVVoltsZULUGreenwich Mean Time


1-5. General

The following Common Nomenclature/Official Nomenclature list describes equipmentcommon names used in this manua1.

Common NomenclatureOfficial Nomenclature

Weapon Round STINGER Intercept-Aerial Guided Missile FIM-92 Composed of Missile Round and Gripstock

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Field Handling Trainer Trainer, Handling, Guided Missile Launcher M60

Aerial Field Handling Guided Missile SubsystemTrainer Intercept-Aerial, Training XM148

IFF Interrogator Interrogator Set AN/PPX-3A or Interrogator Set AN/PPX-3B

IFF Programmer/Battery Interrogator Set ProgrammerCharger AN/GSX-1 or AN/GSX-1A

You must have the weapon round and BCU to have an operationalweapon. To have IFF capability, you must connect the IFF interrogator setto the weapon round using the interconnecting cable. Descriptions for theabove items as we11 as descriptions for the shipping and storage container,transport harness, and field handling trainers are provided in paras. 1-6through 1-7.

Figure 1-1. Stinger weapon-round and IFF interrogator

1-6. Weapon-Round Description

a. Missile-Round (Figure 1-2). The missile-round consists of two major parts:the missile and launch tube assembly.

(1) The missile is housed in the launch tube. The major componentsthat make up the missile are shown in Figure 1-2. The missile uses infrared(heat-sensitive) homing. It is ejected from the launch tube by the launchmotor and propelled in flight by the ffight motor. The launch motor isexpended and separated from the flight motor before the missile is out ofthe launch tube. The expended launch motor drops from the missile outsidethe launch tube at a safe distance from you. Also, at separation, a lanyardattached to the launch motor pulls the shorting plug from the flight motorignition circuit. After the missile coasts a safe distance from you, theflight motor fires. The missile will selfdestruct after a total of 17seconds of in-flight time shorting plug from the flight motor ignitioncircuit. After the missile coasts a safe distance from you, the flightmotor fires. The missile will self lestruct after a total of 17 seconds ofin-flight time.

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Figure 1-2. Missile-round

(2) The launch tube is made of molded fiberglass with an lR windowin one end and a blowout disc in the other to seal the missile in the tubefrom moisture and foreign matter. A desiccant cartridge/humidity indicatorunit on the launch tube indicates whether moisture has entered the tube.

(3) The sight assembly is attached to the launch tube. You use this toaim the weapon, to estimate the target range, to superelevate to the properangle, and to correctly lead your target. Two acquisition indicators mountedon the sight assembly tell you IFF status and whether the missile is"locked on" the target. One of these indicators is a tiny speaker thatproduces various tones. The other indicator vibrates against your cheekbone,transmitting sound vibrations through the bones to the ear. Also attached tothe sight assembly is a clear plastic eyeshield to protect your left eye whenthe weapon-round is fired.

b. Separable Gripstock (Fig. 1-3). The separable gripstock attaches to theunderside of the missile-round with a latch mechanism. After firing a missile,the separable gripstock will be removed from the launch tube assembly forre-use. The separable gripstock consists of the gripstock assembly and theIFF antenna assembly. The gripstock assembly contains the safety and actuatordevice, uncaging switch, firing trigger, IFF interrogator switch and IFFinterrogator connector, and BCU receptacle. The IFF antenna assembly folds onthe side of the gripstock assembly when not in use. When it is unfolded andthe interrogator is connected to the weapon-round, aircraft can beinterrogated.

c. Battery Coolant Unit (BCU). The BCU screws into the batteryreceptacle on the underside of the separable gripstock. lt contains a thermalbattety and pressurized argon gas coolant. When you operate the safety andactuator device, the BCU then must be removed within 3 minutes to preventdamage to the gripstock.

Figure 1-3 Separable gripstock


After it is activated, the BCU becomes very hot. Handle only by the insulatedcap when removing. After removal high pressure argon gas may still beflowing from the needle. Keep needle at least 1 inch away from skin.

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The BCU should not be placed in the separable gripstock prior to mating withthe missile round. To prevent coolant system contamination,the BCU must be discarded following removal from the gripstock assembly;this is necessary even if the BCU was never activated while installed in thegripstock.

1-6.1. M60 Field Handling Trainer (FHT) Description

The FHT (figure 1-3.1) is a dummy round which simulatesthe operation of a weapon round. It has no actual electronicsbut has all the external features of the tactical launch tube,gripstock, and sight assembly. It provides the gunner with realistic training,while allowing him to make errors without damage to more sensitive equipment.The FHT consists of a ballasted launch tube assembly, dummy separablegripstock, dummy BCU, and dummy IFF interrogator. The trainer providespractice in the basic skills of weapon handling to include transportation,procedures, reaction times, sighting, and ranging.

1-6.2. Field Handling Trainer XM148 Description

The XM 148 FHT (figure 1-3. 1) is also a dummy round, but has no gripstock,IFF interrogator, or BCUs.It is used to train crews in the handling of STINGERweapon rounds as part of the ATAS launch system.

1-7. IFF Interrogator Description

a. General. The IFF interrogator (figure 1-4), when connected tothe weapon round,helps you determine whether the sighted aircraft is friendlyor unknown. The interrogator is a battery-powered unit that attaches to yourweb belt, using the clip on the side of the case. The interrogator connectsto the weapon round using the interrogator cable assembly. The cableassembly connector end has a clamping device attached to the connector capby a lanyard cable. The clamp holds the interconnecting cable connector onthe operator's flak jacket allowing him to quickly remove it from theprotective cap and connect it to the gripstock assembly.

b. Functional Diagram

(1) The IFF interrogator operates in one of three programs; mode 3 (M3) onlyor mode 4 (M4) only, or M4/M3 automatic.

Figure 1-3.1. Field handling Trainers

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Figure 1-4. Clamp assembly and interrogator assembly.

(2) When the tactical situations require the use of either M4 or automaticM4/M3 coding, you must return the IFF interrogator to section headquartersfor reprogramming at 1east every four days. When reprogrammed at headquartersthe reprogramming date is recorded on the top of the IFF Interrogator. Inaddition to the written date of programming, the AN/PPX-3B wi11 read out themode 4 day of code when the READ switch is pressed. The M4 and M4/M3 programsselected for the IFF interrogator operate for 4 days. After 4 days the IFFinterrogator automatically switches to the M3 only mode and remains in thatmode until it is reprogrammed.

(3) Let's assume that the M4/M3 program has been entered into your IFFinterrogator and you want to challenge an aircraft. The operation starts whenyou press the IFF interrogate switch on the gripstock and lasts about 2 seconds.During this period, numerous interrogations are transmitted by the antenna.If the correct replies for mode 4 are received, you get a half second "beep"then a half second later you get another "beep". This mode 4 tone positivelyidentifies a friendly aircraft. If correct mode 4 replies are not received,the interrogator automatically switches to mode 3 and interrogates again. Ifthe correct replies are received you will get a single one and a half second"beeeeeeep". If you don't get a reply you will hear a string of short "beeps"telling you that the target identity is unknown. Of course, if yourinterrogator had the M4 only program inserted, you would either get themode 4 friendly tone - two "beeps" or the unknown tone - a string of "beeps".If no tone is heard when you press the IFF interrogate switch, your IFF systemis defective.

1-8. Weapon-Round Principles of Operation.

Figure 1-5 is a sequential illustration describing the operation of theweapon-round using the IFF interrogator. Some of the steps in this series canbe performed at the same time. Also, the exact sequence of some steps mayvary depending on different tactical situations.

Figure 1-5. Weapon round principles of operation (sheet 1 of 6).

Figure 1-5. Weapon round principles of operation (sheet 2 of 6).

Figure 1-5. Weapon round principles of operation (sheet 3 of 6).

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Figure 1-5. Weapon round principles of operation (sheet 4 of 6).

Figure 1-5. Weapon round principles of operation (sheet 5 of 6).

Figure 1-5. Weapon round principles of operation (sheet 6 of 6).

1-9. Shipping and Storge Containers (Figure 1-6)

a. Weapon-Round Containers.During shipment the weapon round is shippedin two containers, the weapon-round partial container and the Irripstockcontainer. Following arrival at an ammunition supply point or military unitthe gripstock may be placed in the weaponround partial container. Write theNSN of the gripstock above the existing NSN on the container, usingchinamarker (Item 19, App. E).

(1) Weapon-Round Partial Container/Ready Rack. This container providesprotection for one weapon round and up to five BCUs during shipping andstorage. The container has handles for two-man carry, four lid latches,a humidity indicator, and a pressure relief valve. The top corners of thecontainer are marked with 2V-inch yellow squares.

(2) Gripstock Container. Gripstocks are packed in Class Acontainers in accordance with the packaging data sheet.

b. Missile-Round Container. This container provides protection for one missileround and up to three BCUs during shipping and storage.

c. IFF Interrogator Container. This shipping and storage container providesprotection for one IFF interrogator, interrogator battery, andinterconnecting cable.

d. FHT Shipping Container. The shipping containers for the FHT M6O andXM 148 are similar in appearance to the weapon.round container. The top cornersare marked with 2 1/2-inch bronze-colored squares and the word dummy is marked intwo places. It provides protection for one field handling trainer duringshipping and storage.

1-10. Weapon-Round Container/Ready Rack and Transport Harness Description

The transport harness secures the containers to the M4 16 trailer in a mannerthat permits fast access to the weapon-rounds. Figure 1-7 shows how the M416trailer is used to transport four weapon rounds and two missile rounds. Thefour weapon-round containers are located along the sides of the trailer

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(two stacked on each side)with latches facing outward. The two missile-roundcontainers are located in the center. The top two weapon-round containers areconverted to ready racks by releasing the latches to make the two weaponrounds available.

Figure 1-6. Shipping and storage container.

Figure 1-7. Containers in M416 trailer.TM 9-1425-429-12


2-1. Location and Function

Before attempting to operate the equipment you must familiarize yourself withthe location and operation of the controls and indicators, figure 2-1. Thefunction of each control or indicator is listed in Table 2-1.

Figure 2-1 Weapon-round controls and indicators.


Table 2-1. Weapon-Round Controls and Indicators

Figure 2-1ControlsKeyIndicatorFunction

1Gyro UncagingUncages the gyro allowing-Switchseeker to track target.2Firing TriggerActivates missile batteryand ignites launch motor.3Safety andApplies BCU batteryActuator Devicepower to weapon andreleases argon coolant to seeker head.4IFF InterrogateActivates IFF system,Switchinterrogate/respond cyclebegins when switch is depressed.5Bone VibratorTransmits sound to theoperator through the cheekbones.6LoudspeakerEmits audible tones during interrogation andafter target acquisition.

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7IFF ConnectorConnects the IFF interrogator to the weaponround.8READ SwitchEnergizes IFF Code DayIndicator.9IFF Code DayDisplays Mode 4 Day ofIndicatorCode.


2-2. Safety and Handling Precautions


Before inserting the BCU, carefully inspect the entire weapon-round.To ensure that the seeker head can properly see the target, the blowout disccan shatter evenly, and over-pressures within the 1aunch tube are prevented,remove any caked dirt, mud, or ice from the IR window and the rear end of thelaunch tube. In addition, check that the desiccant cartridge/humidityindicator is securely installed. Prior to insertion of the BCU into thegripstock and as a safeguard against inadvertent missile firing orunintentiona1 battery discharge occurring when inserting the BCU into thegripstock, be sure that the firing trigger, uncaging switch, and the safetyand actuator device operate freely and are in the unpressed position.


Weapons in containers that fall more than 84 inches are considered unsafe andshould only be handled by qualified personnel.


Weapons in containers that fall 3 feet or less and weapons not in containersthat fall 2 feet or less are considered functionally operable. Weapons thatfa11 from a distance in excess of 3 feet (2 feet if not in a container) butless the 7 feet must be turned in to the depot for test and evaluation.


For you to be free to fire safely in any direction, the area around mustbe clear of any obstructions or personnel for a distance of 45 meters(150 feet).

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All personnel within 125 meters (400 feet) must wear hearing protectiondevices. To minimize the possibility of injury from flying debris do not firewith the launcher elevated more than 65 degrees or 1ess than 10 degrees orwith the aft end of the launch tube closer than 30 inches to the ground.


Following activation, surface temperature of the BCU can riseto 400 degrees Fahrenheit within ten minutes. The heat so generated canboth burn bare hands and cause permanent deformation of the gripstock BCUreceptacle. To prevent such casualties, remove the BCU from the gripstockwithin three minutes following activation and discard.(In a trainingenvironment allow a 30-minute cool-down period before handling the discardedBCU.) Heat-caused casualties, however,are not the only consideration forconcern when removing the BCU. If the BCU is still discharging highpressure gas when it is removed from the gripstock, do not allow the topto come close to, or to point at, your body. The possibility of thehigh-pressure gas discharge puncturing your skin is a major safetyconsideration. In addition, the gas discharge can cause burns to your bodyeven if not close enough to puncture the skin.


Do not touch the vicinity of the missile seekerhead dome if it shatters,as mercury thallium liquid may be released. This material is toxic tounprotected skin. Avoid all contact with the released material unlessprotective equipment is being worn such as a respirator, imperviousprotective gloves, and chemical goggles. If the skin or eyes are exposedto the spilled material, immediately flush with copious quantities ofwater. Any person.exposed to the released material should be promptlyreferred to a physician.


The missile exhaust contains amounts of HCI gas which may causeeye and/or throat irritation when personnel are exposed. To prevent anyirritation or exposure to potentially harmful concentrations of HCI in theexhaust plume, the gunner and assistant must hold their breaths until thetrigger is released and move away from the exhaust plume, if necessary,before breathing again.


In addition to your helmet,you must use the plastic eyeshield installedon the weapon-round sight, and earplugs. The earplugs are in each weapon andmissile-round shipping and storage container.

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For target acquisition you must have the target centered in the sight rangering. There are four major factors that limit range:target speed, IR/UV signal strength, the time it takes the missile to reachflight speed, and the time required for a target intercept. The sight rangeis used as an aid to determine when a target can be engaged. Proccdures forusing the range ring are found in (SNF) FM 44-1A. If the target is too closefor the missile to be launched effectively, you should keep tracking thetarget until it passes beyond minimum range before firing. In order to assureproper gyro performance and seeker head cooling before the missile is fired,the weapon-round must be activated at least 3 to 5 seconds before squeezingthe firing trigger.

2-4. Weapon-Round Operating Instructions

The following illustration sequence demonstrates the procedure used to prepare, aim andfire the weapon round.


When handling the weapon-round, be careful not to damage the launch motorigniter leads running lengthwise on the outside of the launch tube. Keep thefront cover in place until you make the weaponround ready for use. Alwaysplace the weapon-round on its side if you lay it down, never stand it on itsend.


Remove the styrofoam cube behind the retaining clip of the bone vibratorprior to shouldering the weapon. Replace if weapon is not fired.

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 1 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 2 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 3 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 4 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 5 of 9)

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Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 6 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 7 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 8 of 9)

Figure 2-2 Weapon operating instructions (sheet 9 of 9)

2-5. Hangfires, Misfires and Duds


For a hangfire, misfire, or dud missile, personnel should evacuate the areaaround the missile for a distance of 1200 feet. The missile must not beapproached for 3 hours. Death or injury may result.

a. Hangfires and Misfires. A hangfire is a delay in functioning ofthe explosive components caused by electronic malfunction, loose electricalconnections, faulty explosive devices, etc. The delay may be from a splitsecond to several minutes. A misfire is a complete failure to fire, but if themissile fails to fire, always assume it is a hangfire and perform thefollowing steps:(1) Continue to track the target for 3 more seconds, keeping boththe firing trigger and uncaging switch pressed.


BCU gets extremely hot when activated. Grasp it only by heat-insulated capwhen removing it. Do not point top of BCU toward skin because high pressuregas may still be escaping. Do not handle BCU for 30 minutes after removal.

(2) If the missile has not ejected after 5 seconds. release thefiring trigger and gyro uncaging switch; then immediately remove IFF cableand BCU. Carefully place the weapen-round on a stand or on the ground, keepingboth ends of the launcher pointed away from personnel with the forward endslightly elevated (approximately 20 degrees). Leave the area immediately, donot cross in front of or behind the weapon. Hazardous conditon exists for 3

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hours after trigger pull.

(3) Mark the location of the defective weapon-round. All personnelseek shelter and immediately notify the supporting Explosive OrdnanceDisposal (EOD) unit. Weapon should not be approached for at least 3 hours.Move to a safe position and keep the weapon round under surveillance.Since the weapon-round is classified, it must not be left unattended.

b. Duds. A dud missile situation occurs when the flight motor doesnot fire after the missile has ejected from the launch tube. Mark thelocation of the dud and immediately notify the supporting ExplosiveOrdnance Disposal (EOD) unit. Move to a safe position and keep the dudunder surveillance. Since the missile is classified, it must not be leftunattended.

c. The above dud procedure, and any exception to the hangfire/misfire procedures, require personnel with specialized training andequipment to handle those rounds.lf tactical situations do not allow the3-hour waiting period or specially trained personnel are not available,the round should be destroyed in accordance with the procedures inChapter 6.TM 9-1425-429-12


2-6. Transport Harness Preparation


Two people are required to carry out the following procedure.

Army trailer M416 normally carries six shipping and storage containersstacked two high; four metal containers along the sides, and two woodencontainers in the center, figure 2-3. Prior to transport, tie down the sixshipping and storage containers to the trailer as follows:

Figure 2-3 M416 Trailer loaded and secured with transport harness


In the steps below, spray buckles with dry lubricant if they are hard to operate.

a. After loading the six closed containers on the trailer, spreadharness assembly as shown in figure 24, with center buckle (1) (green buckle)

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directly in front of you.

b. Place harness on trailer with center buckle at rearcenter asshown in figure 2-3. Make sure straps are not twisted.c. Loosen center strap at buckle so that the two strap fasteners(4) can be hooked to the brackets (Figure 2-3) at the front and rear oftrailer. Then tighten strap by pulling strap ends tight at buckle.

Figure 2-4 Transport harness

d. Lengthen the wraparound strap at its adjusting fastener (2) andplace the strap midway around the side of container as shown in figure 2-3.e. Loosen the four crossing straps at the four buckles (3).f. Hook the crossing straps to the brackets (4) on each side of the trailer.g. Tighten the wraparound strap at the adjusting buckle (2).h. Retighten the center strap by pulling on the crossing strap ends simultaneously.i. Tighten the crossing straps by pulling on the four strap-ends at the same time.

2-7. Weapon Round Ready Rack Preparation

The top two weapon-round containers stacked in Army trailer M416 are converted toready racks by referring to figure 2-3 and by following this procedure:

a. Release the four crossing straps at the buckles (3).b. Press the pressure relief valve to relieve any pressure in each of the top two metalshipping and storage containers.c. Perform the inspection procedure described in the Preventive Maintenance Checks andServices (PMCS) described in Chapter 3 (Table 3-2).d. After completing the PMCS, remove one BCU from each container.e. Remove BCU receptace cap and insert a BCU into each weapon-round. Return theweapon-rounds (with BCU installed) to the containers. Place BCU receptacle cap in theshipping containers.f. Close the covers on the metal containers, but do not latch the covers. Insure that latcheslie flat.g. Secure the containers in the closed position using the transport harness. Be sure thatthe straps are not twisted and that they lie flat on top of the containers before rebucklingand tightening the cross over straps.

2-8 Conversion of Missile-Round to Weapon-Round.

a. Unpacking Missile-Round (refer to Fig. 2-5.)

(1) Check humidity indicator. If the 50 percent indicator on the missile-round container isnot blue, return the container and missile-round to the ASP.

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(2) Using the screwdriver blade of the T1-29 knife, lift the wire wraps to open the cover onthe wooden container.(3) Raise cover on the wooden container.(4) Remove the barrier bag, containing the round from the fiberboard liner in the woodencontainer.(5) Cut the barrier bag at a corner using the TL-29 knife.(6) Open the barrier bag by tearing from the cut corner down one long side and acrossboth ends.(7) Open the cardboard box and remove upper dunnage.(8) Using both hands, remove the missile-round from the cardboard box.(9) Remove the three BCU's and earplugs.(10) Return the dunnage into the cardboard box. Close the box.(11) Place the cardboard box, with dunnage,in the wooden container. Be sure that thefiberboard 1iner and two end bumpers are in place.(12) Lay the barrier bag on top of the cardboard box.(13) Close the cover of the wooden container and secure with at least three wire tabs.(14) Return missile round container to M416

Figure 2-5 Unpacking missile round

b. Attaching Gripstock to Missile Round(1) Remove the gripstock connector protective cover from the weaponround partial and retain with metal weapon round container. Tilt thegripstock and engage its pin with the missile round hinge as shown infigure 2-6.(2) Lower the gripstock assembly toward the missile round.Be sure the gas port aligns with the hole in the BCU receptacle. Slip themissile round hinge onto the forward missile round pin.


Failure to maintain downward pressure may cause damage to connector pins.

(3)Carefully push down on the gripstock assembly. While maintaining pressure on theforward portion of the gripstock, secure and lock the gripstock to the missile round.

(4)Install BCU or protective dust cover.

c.Installing a Battery Coolant Unit (BCU) in the Gripstock.


If BCU is installed, reverse installation procedures to remove BCU.

(1) Hold the gripstock as shown in figure 2-7.

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(2) Insert the BCU into the gripstock battery well and turn to secure the BCU in place.

Figure 2-6 Ataching gripstock to missile round

Figure 2-7 Installing BCU into gripstock

2-9. Conversion of M60 Field Handling Trainer for Use with SVML

a. Unpacking Instructions FHT M6O(1) Open the shipping and storage container.(2) Remove the FHT.(3) Save dunnage in the shipping and storage container.(4) Remove the gripstock from the FHT and store in the shipping container.

b. Conversion Instructions


* Removal of the gas insert assembly from a tactical round will cause equipmentfailure. The gas insert assembly on tactical rounds is painted with zincchromate (yellowish color) primer. The gas insert assembly may only beremoved from the FHT.

* The gas insert assembly must be removed from the FHT launch tube. Failure toremove this assembly will result in damage to the ATAS or SVML.

* Do not remove the gas insert assembly from the expended launch tube versionwhich has been converted to an XM 148. The gas insert assembly prevents dustor contaminants from entering the gas needle.

(1) Verify paint and marking color per table 3-1 before removing thegas insert assembly.(2) Remove the four crosstip screws holding the gas insert assemblyto the launch tube.(3) Remove the insert assembly (see figure 2-8).(4) When training has been completed, reassemble the FHT and returnit to the shipping and storage container.

Figure 2-8 Location of the Gas Inert AssemblyTM 9-1425-429-12

Section I. General Maintenance Instructions

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3-1. Repair Parts, Special Tools, TMDE, and Support Equipment

Repair parts and special tools are listed in TM 91425A29- 24P. There is noTMDE or support equipment required for the Stinger Systems.

3-2.Service Upon Receipt

Upon receipt, inspect the weapon-round, IFF interrogator, field handlingtrainer shipping and storage containers.

On the weapon-round and missile-round shipping and storage containers,check the humidity indicator and external condition of the containers. If the50 percent indicator on the weapon-round container is not blue. inspect theitems in the container U following appropriate instructions contained in thePreventive Maintenance Checks and Service Tables. Upon completion of thechecks and services, replace the desiccant in the container and close thecontainer. If the 50 percent indicator is not blue on the missile-roundcontainer, return the container and the missile- round to the ASP.TM 9-1425-429-12


3-3 Specific Preventative Maintenance Checks and Services (PMCS)

a. At the speceified intervals the applicable PMCS listed inTables 3-2 through 3-5 will he performed. The specifled checks representthe minimum numher of essential checks. Before you hegin the PMCS, keep inmind the following general information whicn is as important as thespecific checks.

(1) Before you operate, always keep in mind the CAUTIONS AND WARNINGS.Perform your before (B) operation PMCS.

(2) After you operate, be sure to perform your after (A)PMCS.

(3) Other services and checks that must he provided during power onare listed in operational procedures as required.

(4) If any Item of equipment is defective due to non-conformancewith PMCS criteria or is inoperable for any reason, it should he returnedthrough normal supply channels

b. Inspection Is necessary to see if items are in good condition,correctly assembled or stored, secured, not excessively worn or corroded.

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Any or all of these checks that are pertinent to any item (includingsupporting, attaching, or connecting members) will be performed automaticallyas a general procedure in addition to any specific procedure given.

(1) Inspection for good conditionsVisual Inspection for damage heyond safe or serviceable limits. Includescheck of flexible materials for hardness, cracks, or breaks.

(2) Inspection for correct assembly and storage.Visual Inspection for Improperly assembled or stowed Items.

(3) Inspection for securityVisual inspection or check by hand, for looseness.

(4) Inspection for wear or corrosion.

* Visual inspection or check by hand for item worn or corroded beyond serviceable limits.Also applicable to markings,data,caution plates and printed matter that is legible.

c. Column Entries Used in PMCS.

(1) Column 1, Item No. Column 1 numbers the checks and servicesto be performed in chronological order. This column will also be used asa source of item numbers for the "TM Number" column on DA Form 2404.Equipment Inspection and Maintenance worksheet, in recording results of PMCS.

(2) Column 2, Interval. Column 2 specifies the intervals at whichthe PMCS will be performed. The "B" interval requires the checks to beperformed Before Operation". The "D" interval requires the check to beperformed during power on preventive maintenance checks and services. The"A interval requires the check to be performed "After Operation.

(3) Column 3, Item to be Inspected. Column 3 provides theprocedures for performing the check.

(4) Column 4, Equipment is not ready/available if Column 4describes the conditions that determine the not ready/availablestatus

3-4. General Cleaning Instructions

Clean the exterior of the weapon round, IFF interrogator withinterconnecting cable, and trainer as necessary. If you cannot remove thedirt with a dry, clean cloth (Item No. 3, App. E) or brush (Item No. 2, App. E),wipe with a cloth moistened with a little soapy water using general detergent(Item No. 6, App. E), 1 packet per 3 ga11ons of water. Remember to wipe the

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cleaned area thoroughly dry. Do not use soapy water to clean connectors; usea dry brush (Item No. 2, App. E). Do not use soapy water on the IR windowsurface.

3-5. Special Cleaning of IR or IR/UV Window (Front Window)

Use lens cleaning tissue (Item No. 7, App. E) to cleanthe optical surface of the front window. To remove oil orgrease, apply the optical cleaning compound (Item No. 17,App. E) sparingly with lens cleaning tissue (Item No. 7,App. E). Wipe the cleaned area thoroughly dry.

3-6.General Painting Instructions

a. Equipment paint and markings will be touched up ifdamaged. The paint colors and markings shall be in accordancewith table 3-1.


Enamel paint and wash primer (Item No. 10, App. E) will damage plasticmaterial such as the sight and gripstock, and therefore should not come incontact with them. Touch up only metal surfaces and the fiberglass launchtube.

b. DO NOT paint the front window of the launch tube,front cover, safety and actuator device, BCU receptacle, IFFinterrogator connector, identification plates, IFF antennaor any of the rubber boots.

Table 3-1. Painting and Marking Color Indentification Identification

Table 3-1. Painting and Marking Color Indentification Identification Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

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Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-2. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Weapon Items- Continued

Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Battery Coolant Unit

Table 3-3. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services Battery Coolant Unit (Continued)

Table 3-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services IFF - Interrogator

Table 3-4. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services IFF Interrogator

Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer M60

Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer M60Continued

Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer Continued

Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer Continued

Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer Continued


Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks andServices--Field Handling Trainer (Continued)

Item Interval Item to be Inspected Equipment is no B D A ProcedureNot Ready/Avl if

7GripstockDetach gripstock (8) from dummy round (9) byraising locking lever and releasing safety latch

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on latch mechanism (10)Perform the following procedure:a. Check latch mechanism (10) for springiness ofLatch mechanism inoperativelocking lever and safety latch. Requisition newdummy grip stock.b. Insure that gripstock pin (11) is securelyPin missingmounted. Requisition new dummy gripstockc. Check electrical connector (12) for foreignmatter and clean contacts. Clean (para 3-3)d. Attach gripstock(8) and dummy round(9) toreturn to trainer configuratione. Inspect Missile round launch tube(9.1) forLaunch tube cracked or denteddents or cracks

Table 3-5. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer Continued

Table 3-6. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer XM 148

Table 3-6. Preventive Maintenance Checks and Service Field Handling Trainer XM 148(Continued)


3-8. General

The parts that you can replace on the weapon round and field handling trainersare shown in figures 3-1 and 3-2, and identified in the fo11owingparagraphs.

3-9. Sling Replacement

Using TL-29 knife, remove sling pin clip and withdraw pin.Remove other pin by repeating procedure. Install replacement.

3-10. Eyeshield Replacement

Remove defective eyeshield by gently peeling the rubber mounting piece off ofeyeshield buttons. Install replacement by pressing eyeshield buttons intorubber mounting.

3-11. Desiccant Cartridge/Humidity Indicator Replacement (Weapon Round Only)

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Using TL-29 knife, spread apart cartridge clip and remove.Withdraw desiccant cartridge/humidity indicator unit. Install replacementand clip.

3-12. Boot Replacement

Using the screwdriver provided with the replacement boots,remove and replace defective boots. Tighten screws.

Figure 3-1 Weapon round and FHT M60 replacement parts.

Figure 3-2 Field Handling Trainer XM148 replacement partsPART TWO




Section I. GENERAL

4-1. Purpose and Scope

This section contains operating and maintenance instructions for theProgrammer, Interrogator Set AN/USX1 and AN/GS (IFF programmer/batterycharger) and Computer KIR-IA/TSEC (power supply mode1 ZAC A/1) with Code KeyKIK- 18/TSEC

4-2.Equipment Description.

a. In this chapter the programmer/battery charger will be identifiedas either the programmer or battery charger- depending upon which function isbeing described. The programmer is used to program the IFF interrogator andthe battery charger is used to charge up to six IFF interrogator batteries.After a charged battery is installed, the IFF interrogator can be programmedfor 4 days of operation in either mode 4 only or mode 4 and mode 3(automatic).

b. With the exception of the interrogator cable assembly, all cablesrequired for interconnection are stored in the upper compartment of theprogrammer/battery charger.

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c. The computer supplies only mode 4 data, selected by the code keythrough the programmer to the interrogator. Mode 3 is built into theinterrogator, but it can also be programselected by the function switch onthe programmer. This switch selects the programming operation (M4 or M4/M3)made available to the interrogator. In the M4 position, the interrogator isprogrammed to operate in mode 4 only. In the M4/M3 position, the interrogatoris programmed to operate in mode 4 and then switch automatically to mode 3 ifthere is no mode 4 reply or if mode reply is improper. For either program, a4-day countdown period is started in the interrogator by the programmer.d. Another function of the programmer is to self-check theinterrogator. This check makes sure that the interrogator is operational.e. The battery charger can charge up to six batteries at one time.During the charging operation, each battery being charged can be checked tobe sure that the batteries are accepting the charge. It takes a minimum of4 hours to fully charge the batteries. Additional charge time on the chargerwill not damage the batteries.Section II. PROGRAMMER/BATTERY CHARGERCONTROLS AND INDICATORS4-3. Functions

The controls, indicators, and connectors for theprogrammer/battery charger are illustrated in figure 4-1.Their functions are listed in table 4-1.

Figure 4-1 IFF Programmer/battery charger controls and indicators (Sheet 1 of 3)

Table 4-1. IFF Programmer Battery Charger Controls and IndicatorsFigure 4-1Control/KeyIndicatorFunction

1POWER DCLights when 115 volts ac isindicator(white) applied td programmer/battery charger and dcpower is functioningproperly.

2POWER ON/OFFControls application ofcircuit breaker115 volts source power toprogrammer/batterycharger and providesoverload protection3 J1 POWER 115VConnects programmer/1 PH 50-400battery charger to connector115 volts source power.

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4KIR-1A/TSECConnects computer toJ2 connector programmer.

5 INTERROGATORStarts IFF interrogatorTEST switchself-test cycle.

6INTERROGATORConnects lFF interrogatorPROGRAM J3J2 to programmer. connector7INTERROGATORConnects IFF interrogatorTEST J4 connector(JI) to programmer.

8 LoudspeakerProvides audio output oftest signal whenINTERROGATOR TESTswitch is pressed.

Figure 4-1 IFF Programmer / battery charger controls and indicators (Sheet 2 of 3)

Table 4-1. IFF Programmer/Battery ChargerControls and Indicators (Continued)

Figure 4-1Control/KeyIndicatorFunction

9BATTERYControls application ofHEATHERpower to battery compartPOWER circuit ment heater. Providesbreakerheater overload protection.

10BATTERY TESTIndicates battery voltageindicator (green) is above a test level andbattery is capable ofbeing charged.


The battery will not charge if the whitecharge indicator bulb is burned out.

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11BATTERY 1-6Indicates associatedcharge indicatorsbattery being charged.(white)

12BATTERY TEST/Selects TEST/OFF/OFF/CHARGECHARGE function.switches(6)

13TIME ENTRYSets ininute of tIsne toMINUTESwhich clock in IFFswitches (2)interrogator is updated.

Figure 4-1 IFF Programmer/battery charger controls and indicators (Sheet 3 of 3)

Table 4-1. IFF Programmer/Battery Charger Control and Indicators (Continued)

Figure 4-1Control/KeyIndicatorFunction14TIME ENTRYSets hour of time to whichHOURSclock in IFF interrogator isswitches (2)updated.15CODE/TIMELights after time codes haveACCEPTEDbeen accepted by the IFFindicator (green)interrogator.16CODE ENTRYSelects modes of operationSELECT switchas follows:TIME M4/M3Updates clock in IFF interrogator. Also sets IFFinterrogator to interrogatemode 4 then mode 3 ifthere is no reply, or if mode4 reply is improper.TIME M4Updates clock in IFFinterrogator. Also sets IFFinterrogator to interrogatein mode 4 only.DAY 1, 2, 3, or 4Selects day for mode 4 code

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to be inserted into IFFinterrogator.17ENTER CODE/Initiates program selectedTIME switchby CODE ENTRYSELECT switch.18MODE 4 ALARMIndicates fault or failure inindicator (red)coding of interrogator.

TM 9-1425-429-12


4-4. Programming IFF Interrogator


The battery attached to the side of the IFF interrogatormust be replaced with a charged battery prior toprogramming.

If battery is removed during or after programming, theinterrogator will lose the code and must be reprogrammedafter a fully charged battery is installed.

a. Preparation

Figure MI416937A

(1) Loosen the two captive screws (1) to the side ofthe IFF interrogator (3) and remove interrogator battery(2).(2) Install charged battery by tightening the captive screws.


Before starting programming procedure. insure that KIR-1A/TSECcomputer power supply model Z AC A/1 (4) as shown on rearidentification plate (5) is being used. Model Z AC B/1 will not work.

(3) Press the pressure equalizer valve in programmer cover andremove the cover. Be sure that the POWER switch (6) is set to OFF.

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Figure M1163826B

(4) Connect power cable W2 to the 115V, IPH. 50-400Hz POWER connector J1 (7) on the programmer. Connect thecable to the power source.

(5) Connect computer cable W3 to the KIR-1A/TSECconnector J2 (8) on the programmer. lf dust cover isinstalled on computer connector. remove it by loosening thetwo screws. Attach other end of cable W3 to rear ofcomputer.


To prevent improper programming and testing of interrogator,be sure that no kinks are present in any interconnectingcable(6) Connect program cable WI between connector J3 19)on programmer and connector J2 (10) on lFF interrogator.

(7) Connect IFF interrogator cable to programmerconnector J4. INTERROGATOR TEST

(8) Set POWER switch (6)10 ON.

(9) Press to test each lamp on programmer to check thatlamps light. If any lamp does not light. refer to paragraph5-5.

b. Programming Procedure.

(1) Set POWER switch (6) to ON. Observe the POWER DClamp (13) and MODE 4 ALARM lamp (14) light.


The brightness of each indicator lamp on the programmer maybe adjusted by turning the lens assembly.

MODE 4 ALARM lamp remains on until code is entered intocomputer and door is shut.

Set each pin in the code changer key in accordance with codebook. Insure that locking mechanism functions afterresetting each pin.

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For further information on setting and locking the codechanger key and loading the computer (steps (2) and (3)below). refer to Limited Maintenance Manual KIR-lA/ TSEC andK11-1A/TSEC: KAM 225C/TSEC.

(2) Push forward and hold INTERROGATOR TEST switch(20) until a test tone is heard from the speaker (21).The tone indicates that the IFF interrogator is operational.If tone is not heard replace battery and/or interrogatoruntil tone is heard.


Identify the proper code book tables for the day of encoding.This table will be Sheet 1. The codes for days 1 and 2 are on thissheet and shall be used in the first code changer key. The codes fordays 3 and 4 are on the third sheet and shall be used in the second codefor days 2 and 3 and must not be used to set the second code changer key.Identify code changer key for days 1 and 2 with masking tape, and alsoidentify code changer key for days 3 and 4 in the same manner to avoidconfusing them.

Figure M1163823A

(3) Refer to the current code sheet and set one codechanger key with the code for days 1 and 2. Set the secondcode changer key with the codes for the days 3 and 4. Referto paragraph 4-4.1a

(4) Insert code changer key for days 1 and 2 intocomputer. Refer to paragraph 4-41b.

(5) Set the CODE ENTRY SELECT switch (15) to the desired M4/M3or M4 position.


Use most accurate available time standard to setprogrammer to ZULU time.

(6) set the TIME ENTRY HOURS (16) and MINUTES (17)pushbutton switches to the upcoming minute of ZULU time.

(7) At ZULU time set into TIME ENTRY switches, push forwardand hold the ENTER CODE TIME swttch (18) until the CODE/TIME

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ACCEPTED lamp (19) lights. This updates the automatic 4-dayclock in the IFF interrogator.

(8) Set the CODE ENTRY SELECT switch (15) to DAY 1.

Figure M1163824A

(9) Push forward arid hold the ENTER CODE/TIME switch (18)the CODETIME ACCEPTED lamp lights.

(10) Set the CODE ENTRY SELECT switch (15) to DAY 2.

(11)Push forward and hold the ENTER CODE/TIME switch (18) untilCODE/TIME ACCEPTED lamp lights.

(12) If additional IFF programmers are to be programmedfor days 1 and 2, perform steps 4-4b. (12) (a) through (f)below; otherwise, proceed to step 4-4b. (13).

(a) Disconnect previously programmed IFF interrogatorby disconnecting program cable W1 from J2 connector on theinterrogator Disconnect the cable at the INTERROGATOR TESTconnector J4 (11) on the programmer.

(b) Connect the program cable W 1 to the J2 connectoron the next IFF interrogator to be programmed.

(c) Connect the IFF interrogator interconnecting cableto the J4 connector on the programmer

(d)Perform interrogator self-test, paragraph 4-4b.(2).

(e)Insert codes for days l and2byperformingsteps4Ab.(5) through (12) above.

(f)Repeat steps 4-4b. (12) (a) through (f) above foreach additional IFF interrogator; then, proceed to step 4-4b.(13).

(13) Insert the code changer key set for days 3 and 4and load computer. MODE 4 ALARM lamp (14) will go out,indicating that computer is keyed.

(14) Set CODE ENTRY SELECT switch (15) to DAY 3.

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(15) Push forward and hold ENTER TIME/CODE switch (18)until CODE/TIME ACCEPTED lamp (19) lights.

(16) Set the CODE ENTRY SELECT switch (15) to DAY 4.

(17) Push forward and hold the ENTER TIME/CODE switch(18) until the CODE/TIME ACCEPTED lamp (I9) lights.

(18) Push forward and hold lNTERROGATOR TEST switch(20) until a test tone is heard from the speaker (21). Thistone indicates that the IFF interrogator is operational. Iftone is not heard. replace battery and/or interrogator untiltone is heard and repeat prograrnming procedure in paragraph4-4b. (1) through (18) above.

(19) If additional IFF interrogators are to beprogrammed for days 3 and 4. perform steps 4-4b. (19) (a)through (e) below: otherwise, proceed to step 4-4b. (20).

(a) Disconnect the previous IFF interrogator bydisconnecting program cable WI from the J2 connector (10) onthe interrogator. Disconnect the cable at the INTERROGATORTEST connector J4 (11) on the programmer.

(b) Connect the program cable WI to the J2 connector on thenext IFF interrogator to be programmed.

Figure M1419039A

(c) Connect the IFF interrogator interconnecting cable toINTERROGATOR TEST connector i4 on the programmer.

(d) Insert codes for days 3 and 4 by performing steps 4-4b.(14) through (19) above.

(e) Repeat the above steps 4-4b. (19) (a) through tel foreach additional IFF interrogator; then, continue with step 4-4b. (20).


POWER switch must remain ON while program cable is disconnected.

(20) Disconnect program cable WI from the J2 connector(10) on the IFF interrogator. Disconnect the cable at the

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INTERROGATOR TEST connector J4 (11) on the programmer.

(21) Set the POWER switch (6) to OFF.

(22) Disconnect power cable W2 from power source. anddisconnect cables W1 and W3 from programmer.(23) Install all dust caps on cables. Return cables tocompartment in prngrammer lid and secure lid.

d.IFF Interrogator Date Coding Requirement. On allinterrogators, use a china-marking pencil to write the timeexpiration date (hours, day, month) in the area (23) shown.Place a strip of transparent tape over the expiration date.For interrogators with CODE DAY EXPIRES indicator, (22)press READ switch (24) and verify that indicator (22) showscorrect day of code.

Figure M1421682

Figure 4-2 Code Changer Key

*4-4.1 Programming IFF Interrogator - Continued

a. Setting Code Changer. key ( Figure 4-2)

(1) Press latch (9) and open code changer kev (key gun)

(2) Set down kev gun with the fingers (2) pointed away from you.


Verify that finger setting pins (1) numbered 1 through 64 are present.


Use plastic tool NSN5120-00-293-2081 or equilavent to position finger setting pins. Do notuse a pencil.

(3) Unlock the fingers by placing both cam levers (3) in theforward position. Set the selected finger setting pin (1) to the positionindicated on the code sheet.


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The cam levers will not lock if any finger setting pin is placed betweentwo positions.

(4) Lock the fingers to verify each row of pins by placing camlevers in the rear position. When all fingers have been set, proceed to step(6) below.

(5) Repeat steps (3) and (4) above until all fingers are set

(6) Have a second person verify the settings against the code sheet.If any are in error, reset by steps (3) and (4)

(7) After all pins have been verified, lock both cam levers byplacing them in rear position. If lever won't lock, check the pin settings.


Close the key gun after setting the code to prevent unauthorized viewing.


Do not slam the key gun closed. The latch may be damaged.

(8) Close and latch the key gun.

b. Loading Code into Computer


(1) Press button (6) to unlatch computer access door.


Be sure to align key gun guide pins (7) with holes in keyreceptacle (5).

(2) Holding key gun as shown (figure 4-3), align guide pins(7) and insert key gun fully into key receptacle (5)


If key does not remain inserted when released, code isnot properly loaded. Paragraph 4-4.1.b.(2) must be repeateduntil code is properly loaded.

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(3) Remove key gun and close computer door with one firm,smooth motion or the computer may not retain the code. Doormust be closed wIthin 30 seconds.


MODE 4 ALARM lamp wIll be on for two to three seconds.If lamp does not go out, verily the settings on the codechanger key against the code sheet. Correct any errors byperforming paragraphs 4-4.1a. (3) and (4) and repeatparagraphs 4-4.1b. (1) through (4). If lamp remains on,trade out KIK, KIR, GSX, and cables to isolate faultyitem(s).

Figure 4-3 Loading Code into Computer

(4) Be sure that the MODE 4 ALARM lamp on the programmergoes out, indicating that the computer is keyed

(5) If there are no other keying requirements, zeroize .the key gun by paragraph 4-4.1c


TB 380-41 states that the KIK-18A or 18/TSEC isclassified CONFIDENTIAL only when keyed. When unkeyed orzeroized,it should be protected as a COMSEC item of equipment. Itmust be handled as a conœidential item only when keyed

c. Zeroizing the Key Case

(1)Press latch and open key gun.

(2) Unlock the fingers by placing the cam levers in theforeward position

(3) Press and hold shutter pushbuttons (4)

(4) Move covers (8) to rear. Key gun is zeroized when allsixty four fingers indicate the U position

(5) Lock the fingers by placing the cam levers in the rear position


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Do not slam the key gun closed. The latch may be damaged.

(6) Close and latch the key gun.

4-5. Charging IFF Interrogator Batteries

a. Preparation.


Up to six batteries can be charged at the same time.

Figure M1419040A

(1) Open the battery compartment lid and insert the batteries to be chargedinto the battery receptacles (1).


Six cable connectors (2) are routed through the inside center bracket of the batterycompartment. Each cable connector has an identification number which corresponds tothe number alongside each of the six TEST/OFF/CHARGE switches (3) as shown.

(2) Insert cable connectorin battery charging receptacle as shown

Figure MS430482A 891

(3) Be sure that the POWER ON/OFF switch (4) is set toOFF; connect power cable (W2) to the 115V 1 PH 50-400 HzPOWER CONNECTOR J1 (5). Connect power cable to the powersource.

Figure MS430483A

(4) Be sure that the six TEST/OFF/CHARGE switches (3)are in the OFF (center) position.

(5) Set the POWER switch (4) to ON. The POWER DClamp (6) illuminates.

(6) If POWER DC lamp does not illuminate, press andhold lens assembly to check if indicator is operating.


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The brightness of each indicator lamp on the programmermay be adjusted by turning the lens assembly.

b. Battery Charging Procedure


Figure M1419043B

If ambient temperature of any battery being charged is below freezing, closebattery compartment cover and switch BATTERY HEATER POWER ON / OFF switch(8) to ON. Heat batteries for 45 minutes, open battery compartment cover, andcontinue with the next step. Do not push more than one TEST/OFF/CHARGE switch(3) to TEST position at one time.

(1) Set the appropriate TEST/OFF/CHARGE switchescorrespending to the batteries to CHARGE. Observe that theappropriate lamp (7) lights. If a lamp does not light be sure thatthe associated battery is properly connected.

(2) Allow the batteries to charge for approximately ten minutes.Then one at a time. hold appropriate TEST/OFF/CHARGE switches) to TEST.For each switch TEST position, the BATTERY TEST lamp (9) will light.

(3) If the BATTERY TEST lamp (9) does not lightwhen the switch is set to TEST position. the associatedbattery is defective. Remove battery and turn inthrough normal supply channel.

(4) Reset the appropriate TEST/OFF/CHARGE switchesto CHARGE. Allow a minimum of 4 hours for the batteries tocharge.


Be sure to leave the battery compartment door openduring the entire charging period unless ambienttemperature or battery temperature is below freezing(32 F).

If all BATTERY charging indicators go out at thesame time, the battery compartment maximumtemperature has been exceeded and compartment willhave to cool before charging will resume.</subpara2.

(5) At the end of 4 hours, set the appropriate

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TEST/OFF/ CHARGE switches to OFF. Disconnect thecharging cable from the battery. Remove the chargedbatteries from their receptacles.


No damage to the battery or charger circuit willoccur if the charging time exceeds 4 hours.

(6)Set the POWER ON/OFF switch to OFF.Disconnect the power cable from the power source.Remove the power cable and return it to the lid and replace dust cover.Secure lid to programmer.

4-6. Operation Under Unusual Conditions

The test function is designed for one battery at a time.Testing or cold weather conditioning more than one batteryat a time can damage the test-discharge load resistor.

Battery cold weather conditioning is required when the IFFInterrogator is used in temperatures below 0 degreesFahrenheit (-25 degrees Celsius). To condition each battery fortemperatures below minus 25 degrees and above minus 40 degrees,it must be discharged approximately 10 percent after beingfully charged in accordance with section 4-5. The discharge isaccomplished by holding the battery test switch in the "test"position for approximately 60 seconds. If the operating temperatureis expected to be below -40 degrees F (-40 degreees C) thedischarge time should be doubled to approximately 2 minutes.

Dual control and indicator circuitry permit charging ofthe IFF batteries while programming the lFF interrogator.TM 9-1425-429-12





5-1. General Cleaning Instructions


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Ensure ac power is removed from the programmer / batterycharger to prevent shock.

Clean the exterior of the programmer/battery chargeras necessary. Check all cables and connectors for dirtor foreign matter. If you cannot remove the dirt with a dry,clean cloth, (Item No.3, App.E), or brush, (Item No.2,App. E), wipe with a cloth moistened with a little soapy water using a generaldetergent (Item No.6,App.E),l packet per 3 gallons of water.Remember to wipe the cleaned area thoroughly dry. Do not usesoapy water to clean connectors; use a dry brush (Item No.2,App.E)

5-2. General Painting Instructions

Touch up the Programmer/Battery Charger per thepainting instructions contained in paragraph 3-6. Thepaint colors shall be in accordance with Table 3-1.

5-3. Service Upon Receipt

Service upon receipt consists of performing the before (B)PMCS as specified in Table 5-1.

5.3.1 Transportation


Do not transport programmer with batteries installed.

All latches must be latched before transporting. Be surebatteries are not in the programmer. Transporting theprogrammer with batteries installed may result in the lowerbattery screw becoming lodged in the charging well.Section II. PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE CHECKS AND SERVICES

5-4. Specific Preventive Maintenance Checks and Services

a. At the specified intervals the applicable PMCS listedin Table 5-1 will be performed. The specified checksrepresent the minimum number of essential checks. Before youbegin the PMCS, keep in mind the following generalinformation which is as important as the specific checks.

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(1) Before you operate, always keep in mind theCAUTIONS and WARNINGS. Perform your before (B) operationPMCS.

(2) After you operate, be sure to perform your after(A) PMCS.

(3) Other services and checks that must be provided duringpower on are listed in operational procedures as required.

b.Inspection is necessary to see if items are in goodcondition, correctly assembled or stored, secured, notexcessively worn or corroded. Any or all of these checksthat are pertinent to any item (including supporting,attaching, or connecting members) will be performedautomatically as a general procedure in addition to anyspecific procedure given.

(1) Inspection for good conditionsVisual inspection for damage beyond safe orserviceable limits. Includes check of flexiblematerials for hardness. cracks. or breaks.

(2) Inspection for correct assembly and storage.Visual inspection for improperly assembled orstowed items.

(3) Inspection for security Visual inspection or check by hand for looseness.

(4) Inspection for wear or corrosion Visual inspection or check by hand for item worn orcorroded beyond serviceable limits. Also applicable to markings, data, caution plates andprinted matter that is legible.

c. Column Entries Used in PMCS

(1) Column 1, Item No. Column 1 numbers the checks andservices to be performed in chronological order. Thiscolumn will also be used as a source of item numbersfor the "TM Number" column on DA Form 2404, EquipmentInspection and Maintenance worksheet, in recordingresults of PMCS.

(2) Column 2, interval. Column 2 specifies theintervals at which the PMCS will be performed. The "B"interval requires the check to be performed "BeforeOperation". The "D" interval requires the check to be

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performed during power on preventive maintenance checksand services. The "A" interval requires the check to beperformed "After Operation."

(3) Column 3, Item to be Inspected. Column 3 providesthe procedures for performing the check.

(4) Column 4, Equipment is not ready/available if.Column 4 describes the conditions that determine thenot ready/available status.Table 5-1. Preventive Maintenance Checks andServices--Programmer/Battery Charger

Figure MI310870

Figure MI310871B

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5-5. IFF Programmer/Battery Charger Parts Replacement

Figure MI421683

The parts that you can replace on the programmer/batterycharger are the indicator lamp and lens assemblies (6). Toreplace lamp unscrew lens assembly and remove and replacedefective lamp. When replacing the lens assembly make sureto replace with same color lens.TM 9-1425-429-12

6-1. Shipment and Storage

a. General. Use the appropriate shipping and storagecontainer for extended storage or shipping of theweapon-round, field handling trainer, missile-round,orIFF interrogator. The IFF programmer/battery charger ishoused in its own shipping and storage container. Forthe weapon-round and trainer, make sure the sight islowered and the antenna is folded. For the weapon-round, make sure that the BCU receptacle cap and thelFF connector cap are properly installed and that theIaunch tube cover is in place. The interconnectingcable must be disconnected and the battery must be

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removed from the interrogator and rotated 180 forstorage. For the IFF programmer/battery charger makesure that the power cable W-2, programmer cable W-1.and computer cable W-3 with the dust cover in place arelocated in its cover compartment. All these items mustbe secured in place so that no damage will occur intransit.

b. Shipping Name and Classification. The DOTshipping name for the weapon-round and missile-round is"Rocket Ammunition with Explosive Projectile".Shipping hazard classification (DOT) is Class A. Motor vehiclestransporting weapons over public highways must have"EXPLOSIVE A" placards with letters at least 8 inches high,one each on the front, rear and sides.

c. Quantity-Distance and Limited Storage.

(1) See TM 9-1300-206 for quantity-distanceregulations. Storage of weapon rounds/missile rounds by theusing organization is normally limited to the basic Ioad issued tothe unit. Storage separation distances are the same whetherthe weapon rounds/missile-rounds are in unbarricaded areasor being stored on vehicles. The quantity listance class forthe tactical weapon is class 1.1, based upon the 0.87 totalweight of high explosives in the warhead. The storagecompatibility group is E. In no case will the separationdistances be less than that required by TM 9-1300-206 forClass 1.1 ammunition.

(2) Stored weapon-rounds/missile rounds whether onvehicles (except the 1/4 ton trailer), in magazines, or inopen storage, should be positioned with the nose ends of themissiles all facing in the same direction and in a directionthat would cause the least damage in case of accidentalignition. Since the weapon-round, missile-round, and IFFinterrogator are classified CONFIDENTlAL, they must belocated in an area that can be protected at all times.

(3) When stored in the open, place the shipping andstorage containers on heavy dunnage and protect them with acanvas cover. The cover should not rest on the containers,but must be raised enough to allow at least 12 inches of airspace around the stacks. Protect them from the weather asmuch as possible. Refer to TM 9-1300-206.

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d. Storage Temperature Limit. The storage temperaturelimit for each end item as marked on its shipping and storagecontainers is 50 degrees F to + 160 degrees F. Weapon-roundsand missile-rounds exposed to temperatures outside this rangemust not be fired. Use DAForm 2415, as required by DA PAM 738-750,to report weapon - round and missile-round to the ASP for disposition,and provide full details for the reason for turn-in.

6-2. Demolition to Prevent Enemy Use

a. General.(1) Destruction of the STINGER items, when subject tocapture or abandonment in the combat zone, will beundertaken by the user when in the judgement of theunit commander, such action is necessary in accordancewith orders of, or policy established by, the Armycommander.

(2) The guided missile can best be destroyed by firingthe weapon-round. When the weapon-round cannot befired, destruction by other means is required. Theinformation that follows is for guidance only. Certainprocedures outlined require the use of explosives andincendiary grenades which may not be qauthorized itemsfor the STINGER system. The issue of these and relatedmaterials, and the conditions under which destructionwill be effected, are command decisions in each case.The final decision is based on the tactical situation.The most applicable means of destruction are:

(a) Burning. Destruction by burning requiresgasoline, oil, incendiary grenades, or other flammables.

(b) Demolition.Destruction by demolitionrequires suitable explosives or ammunition. Under somecircumstances hand grenades may be used.

(c) Gunfire. Destruction by gunfire includes artillery,rifles using grenades, or launchers using antitank rockets.

(3) In general,destruction of essential parts,followed by burning, will usually be sufficient to render the itemuseless. However, selection of the particular method ofdestruction requires imagination and resourcefulness in the use offacilities at hand under the existing conditions. Time is usuallycritical.

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(4) Adequate destruction requires that all partsessential to the weapon-round operation be destroyed ordamaged beyond repair. However, when lack of time andpersonnel prevents destuction of all essential parts, priority isgiven to those parts most difficult to replace. The guided missileIFF interrogator and grindstock with RMP module installedmust receive top priority in destruction. Equally important,the same parts must be destroyed on all Iike materiel sothat the enemy cannot construct one complete unit fromseveral damaged ones.

(5) If destruction is directed, due consideration should begiven to:

(a) Selecting a point of destruction that will cause thegreatest obstruction to enemy movement and not create ahazard to friendly troops.

(b) Observing appropriate safety precautions.

(6) The trainer may also be destroyed by mechanicalmeans, such as an ax, pick, mallet, sledge, crowbar, orsimilar implement.

b. Destruction by Burning.


The weapon-round or missile-round contains two rocket motorsand a high explosive (HE) warhead. This creates an extremehazard to personnel when a weapon is destroyed by burning.

(1) Heap all material to be burned if time orconditions permit.

(2) If available, place a sufficient nuniber of incendiarygrenades about the items.


To prevent serious injury or burns to personnel, care must

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be taken in the handling of highly volatile liquids.

(3) Douse the items with gasoline, oil, or otherflammable liquids.

(4) Using incendiary grenades fired from a safedistance,bursts from a flame thrower, combustibletrain, or other appropriate means, ignite the equipmentand immediately take cover. Elapsed time: about 7minutes.

c. Destruction by Demolition.


For successful destruction of the items by explosives, all concernedpersonnel will be thoroughly familiar with the pertinentprovisions of FM 5-25. Training and careful planning are essential.

(1) If sufficient time permits, all guided missiles should bedestroyed first by firing them in a manner that will cause the greatestobstruction to enemy movement, but will not inflict damage upon friendlytroops. Otherwise, the guided missiles may be destroyed by explosives.

(2) Using sufficient amount of TNT or equivalent, prepare andstrategically place charges of explosives about the items.

(3) Determine whether electrical blasting cap and wire, ornonelectric blasting caps and safety fuzes will be used for priming anddetonating the explosive charges. If nonelectric caps are used,they mustbe crimped to at least 5 feet of safety fuze.


Safety fuze burns at the rate of 1 foot in 30 to 40seconds; cut off and test a portion of the fuzebefore using.


Safety fuze, which contains black powder, and blastingcaps must be protected from moisture at all times.

(4) Connect the charges with detonating cord as required to

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effect their simultaneous detonation. Dual-prime the chargesto minimize the possibility of misfire.


To prevent accidental detonation, the blasting caps,detonating cord, and safety fuzes must be kept separate fromthe charges until actually required for use.

(5) If the charges are primed with nonelectric blastingcaps, ignite the safety fuzes and take cover without delay.If the charges are primed with electric blasting caps, takecover before firing. Elapsed time: about 15 minutes.

d. Destructibn by Gunfire. This method can not be reliedupon to destroy the same parts on like equipment nor toproduce the same degree of destruction. If conditionsdisallow destruction by burning and/or demolition, destroythe items by gunfire in acoordance with the following:


The presence of live rocket motors and HE warheads presentsan extreme hazard to personnel firing at the weapon-roundand missile-round from a distance of less than 500 yards. Ifpossible, the guided missile should be destroyed inacoordance with c (1) above.

(1) If possible, stack or pile the items and relatedequipment.

(2) Fire on the equipment from a safe distancewith rifles using rifle grenades, with launchers usingantitank rockets, or with artillery. Although one well-placed hit mayrender the equipment temporarily useless, several hits areusually required for its complete destruction unlessan intense fire is started in which case the materialmay be considered destroyed. Elapsed time: about 5 minutes.TM 9-1425-429-12


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1. Applicable Publications

For a list of applicable publications for the STINGERsystem refer to TM9-1425429-L (LOAP). TM 9-1425-429-12



B-1. General

a. This section provides a general explanation of allmaintenance and repair functions authorized at variousmaintenance categories.

b. The Maintenance Allocation Chart(MAC) in section IIdesignates overall responsibility for the performance ofmaintenance functions on the identified end item orcomponent. The implementation of the maintenance functionsupon the end item or component will be consistent with theassigned maintenance functions.

c. Section III lists the special tools and test equipmentrequired for each maintenance function as referenced fromSection II.

d. Section IV contains supplemental instructions and explanatorynotes for a particular maintenance function.

B-2. Maintenance Functions

Maintenance functions will be limited to and definedas follows:

a. Inspect. To determine the serviceability of anitem by comparing its physical, mcehanical, and/or electricalcharacteristics with established standards through examination

b. Test. To verify serviceability by measuring themechanical or electrical characteristics of an item andcomparing those characteristics with prescribed standards.

c. Service. Operations required periodically to keep an

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item in proper operating condition, i.e., to clean (includesdeconlaminate, when required), to preserve, to drain, topaint, or to replenish fuel,lubricants, chemical fluids, orgases.

d. Adjust. To maintain, within prescribed limits, bybringing into proper or exact position, Or by setting theoperating characteristics to specified parameters.

e.A line. To adjust specified variable elements of anitem to bring about optimum or desired performance.

f. Calibrate. To determine and cause corrections to bemade or to be adjusted on instruments or test, measuring,and diagnostic equipments used in precision measutement.Consists of comparisons of two instruments, one of whichis a certified standard of known accuracy, to detect andadjust any discrepancy in the accuracy of the instrumentbeing compared.

g. Install. The act of emplacing, seating, or fixing intoposition an item, part, or module (component or assembly) ina manner to allow the proper functioning of an equipment orsystem.

h. Replace. The act of substituting a serviceable liketype part, subassembly, or module (component or assembly)for an unserviceable counterpart.

i. Repair. The application of maintenance services or othermaintenance actions to restore serviceability to anitem by correcting specific damage, fault, malfunction, orfailure in a part, subassembly, module (component orassembly), end item, or system.

j. Overhaul. That maintenance effort (service/action)necessary to restore an item to a completely serviceable/operational condition as prescribed by maintenance standardsin appropriate technical publications (i.e., DMWR). Overhaulis normally the highest degree of maintenance performed bythe Army. Overhaul does not normally return an item tolike new condition.

k. Rebuild. Consists of those services/actionsnecessary for the restoration of unserviceableequipment to a like new condition in accordance with

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original manufacturing standards. Rebuild is thehighest degree of materiel maintenance applied to Armyequipment. The rebuild operation includes the act ofreturning to zero those age measurements (hours/miles,etc.)considered in classifying Army equipments/components.

B-3. Explanation of Columns in the MAC, Section II

a. Column 1, Group Number. Column 1 lists functionalgroup codes numbers,the purpose of which is toidentify components, assemblies, subassemblies, andmodules with the next higher assembly.

b. Column 2, Component/Assembly. Column 2 containsthe names of components, assemblies, subassemblies,and modules for which maintenance is authorized.

c. Column 3, Maintenance Function. Column 3 liststhe functions to be performed on the item listed inColumn 2.(For detailed explanation of thesefunctions, see paragraph B-2.)

d. Column 4, Maintenance Category. Column 4specifies, by the listing of a work time figure in theappropriate subcolumn(s), the category of maintenanceauthorized to perform the function listed in Column 3.This figure represents the active time required toperform that maintenance function at the indicatedcategory of maintenance. If the number or complexityof the tasks within the listed maintenance functionvary at different maintenance categories, appropriatework time figures will be shown for each category. Thework time figure represents the average time requiredto restore an item (assembly,subassembly, component,module, end item, or system) to a serviceablecondition under typical field operating conditions.This time includes preparation time, troubleshootingtime, and quality assurance, quality control time inaddition to the time required to perform the specific tasksidentified for the maintenance Iunctions authorized in themaintenance allocation chart. The symbol designations for thevarious maintenance categories are as follows:

C.........................Operator or crew.O.........................Organizational maintenance.F.........................Direct support maintenance.

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H.........................General support maintenance.D.........................Depot maintenance.

e. Column S, Tools and Equipment. Column 5 specifies, bycode, those common tool sets (not individual tools) andspecial tools, TMDE, and support equipment required toperform the designated function.

f. Column 6, Remarks. This column shall, when applicable,contain a letter code, in alphabetic order, which shall bekeyed to the remarks contained in Section IV.

B-4. Explanation of Columns in Tool and Test EquipmentRequirements, Section III.

a. Column 1, Reference Code. The tool and test equipmentreference code correlates with a code used in the MAC,Section 11, Column 5.

b. Column 2, Maintenance Category. The lowest category ofmaintenance authorized to use the tool or test equipment.c. Column 3, Nomenclature. Name or identification of thetool or test equipment.

d. Column 4, National Stock Number. The National stocknumber of the tool or test equipment.

e. Column 5, Tool Number. The manufacturer's part number.

B-5. Explanation of Columns In Remarks, Section IV

a. Column 1, Reference Code. The code recorded in column5, Section II.

b. Column 2, Remarks. This column lists informationpertinent to the maintenance function being Performed asindicated in the MAC, Section II.



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C O F H DEqpt.0200Missile RoundInspect0.2 AService0.7 1Repair0.2


IFF IntenrogatorInspect0.2AService0.31B

IFF InterrogatorInspect0.2 AProgrammer/Service0.5Battery ChargerRepair0.2

0600 Field HandlingInspect0.2A Trainer M60Service0.5Repair0.21

0650Field HandlingInspect0.2ATrainer XMI48Service0.3 Repair0.21


Tool or MaintenanceNomenclatureNational StockToolTest EqpCategoryNumberNumberRef Code

10Tool Kit5180-00-Signal TE33408-1859



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Reference CodeRemark

AInspection consists of visual inspection only

BService of IFF Interrogator includes replacement ofbattery with a fully charged battery.

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C-1. Scope

This appendix lists components of end item and basicissue items for the STINGER Air Defense Guided MissileSystem to help you inventory items required for safeand efficient operation.

C-2. General

The Components of End Item and Basic Issue ItemsLists are ided into the following sections:

a. Section II. Coinponents of End Item. This listingis for informational purposes only, and is notauthority to requisition replacements. These items arepart of the end item, but are removed and separatelypackaged for transportation or shipment. As part of theend item, these items must be with the end itemwhenever it is issued or transferred between propertyaccounts. Illustrations are furnished to assist you inidentifying the items.

b. Section III. Basic Issue Items. These are theminimum essential items required to place the IFFProgrammer/Battery Charger in operation, to operate it,and to perform emergency repairs. Although shippedseparately packed they must accompany the IFF Programmer/BatteryCharger during operation and whenever it is transferred betweenaccountable officers. The illustration is furnished to assist you

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in identifying the items.

C-3. Explanation of Columns

The following provides an explanation of columns found inthe tabular listings:

a. Column (1) - Illustration Number. This column indicatesthe number of the illustration in which the item is shown.

b. Column (2) - National Stock Number. Indicates theNational stock number assigned to the item and will be usedfor requisitioning purposes.

c. Column (3), Description. Indicates the National itemname and, if required, a minimum description to identify andlocated the item. The last line for each item indicates theFSCM (in parentheses) followed by the part number. (Enterportions of next two sentences, only if applicable.) If itemneeded differs for different models of this equipment, themodel is shown under the "Usable On" heading in this column.These codes are identified as:


d. Column (4) - Unit of Measure (U/M). Indicates themeasure used in performing the actual operational/maintenance function.This measure is expressed by a two-character alpha-betical abbreviation(e.g., ea, in., pr).

e. Column (5) - Quantity required (Qts rqt).Indicates thequantity of the item authorized to be used with/on the equipment.


Components of End Item


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Table C-1. Components of End Item

(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)IllusNational StockDescriptionQtyNumberNumberFSCM and Part NumberU/MReq

11440-01-170-8618 orGripstock 13056705EA11440-01-024-6931Gripstock 11486959

1.11440-01-233-1494 Gripstock (RMP):13251828

Missile Rounds21427-01-024-9967Basic 11508762EA1

1427-01-212-4998 POST: 13223713

1427-01-230-8783 RMP: 13252011

36920-01-024-9969 Trainer. Handling Guided MissileEA1Launcher M60:11486982

3.1 6920-01-246-0699 Trainer,Handling. Aenal. Guided MissileEA1 Launcher XM148

Interrogator. Kit

45895-01-126-9263 orAN/PPX-3A:11567513 EA15895-01-032-4263ANIPPX-3B:13142020

Programmer. Interrogator Set

55895-01-032-4266 or AN/GSX-1:11 509855EA15895-01-119-1273 ANIGSX-1A: 13149900

6145001-024-6936Harness. Guided MissileEquipmentEA1Transport M4: 11486956


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Figure MS430484D

CLICK THE "NEXT-->" BUTTON ON THE TOOLBELT TO GO TO THE NEXT PAGE(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)IllusNationalQTYNumberStockDescription FSCMW UsableU/MRqrNumberand Part Number On Code

15895-01-Interrogator BatteriesEA6071-144318876-FSCM11487770-P/N

TM 9-1425-429-12:EA1Operator's and OrganizationalMaintenance Manual: StingerGuided Missile Syste Consistingof: Weapon Round PartialNSN 1427-01-219-7116,NSN 1427-01-219-2902,NSN 1427-01-230-8784; GripstockNSN 1440-01-170-8618,NSN 1440-01-233-1494; TrainerHandling Guided MissileLauncher M60NSN 6920-01-024-9969; GuidedMissile SubsystemIntercept-Aerial, Training XM148NSN 6920-01-246-0699;Interrogator Set AN/PPX-3A,AN/PPX-3BNSN 5895-01-032-4263,NSN 5895-01-126-9263;Interrogator Set ProgrammerAN/GSX-1, AN/GSX-1ANSN 5895-01-032-4266,NSN 5895-01-119-1273;Transport HarnessNSN 1450-01-024-6936TRAINER HANDLING GUIDEDMISSILE LAUNCHER M60NSN 6920-01-024-9969;INTERROGATOR SETAN/PPX-3A, AN/PPX-3BNSN 5895-01-032-4263NSN 5895-01-126-9263INTERROGATOR SET

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PROGRAMMER AN/GSX-1,AN/GSX-1ANSN 5895-01-032-4266,NSN 5895-01-119-1273;TRANSPORT HARNESSNSN 1450-01-024-6936(STINGER Air Defense GuidedMissile System)





1. Scope

This appendix lists additional items you are authorized forthe support of the STINGER Air Defense Guided MissileSystem.

2. General

This list identifies items that do not have to accompany theSTINGER Weapon System and that do not have to be turned inwith it. These items are all authorized to you by CTA, MTOE,TDA, or JTA.

3. Explanation of Listing

National stock numbers, descriptions, and quantities areprovided to help you identify and request the additionalitems you require to support this equipment. The items arelisted in alphabetical sequence by item name under the typedocument (i.e., CTA, MTOE, TDA, or JTA) which authorizes theitem(s) to you.


MTOE Authorized Items

NSNDescriptionU/MQty Auth

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1240-40-930-3833Binocular, Modulel 1/Team5810-00-061-3389Code Changer Keyl 2/SectKIK-18/TSEC 2/Sect

14304-00-179-5321Display Set, Target1 1/SectAlert Data (FAAR) l/Team

61154-00-889-1446Generator Set, Gasl 1/SectEngine, 1.5 kW,60 Hz, 120V

58204-00-479-3034Installation Kit,1 1/SectVRCA8 in M151

58204-00-450-6804Installation Kit,1 1/TeamGRC-160 in M151

58104-00-461-3388Interrogator Computer1 1/SectKIR-1A/TSECw/Z-ACA/1 PowerSupply

58204-00-223-7473Radio Set,11/TeamAN/GRC.160

58204-00-949-9909Radio Set Control11/Sect GroupAN/GRA-398

23304-00-706-5495 TTrailer Cargo M41611/Sect1/Team

23204-00-177-9258Truck Utility MI51A211/Sect

CTA Authorized Items

6605-00-846-7618Compass, Magnetic11/Team





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E-1. Scope

This appendix lists expendable supplies and materialsyou will need to operate and maintain the STINGERMissile System. These items are authorized to you byCTA 50-970, Expendable Items (Except Medical, Class V,Repair Parts, and Heraldic Items).

E-2. Explanation of Columns

a. Column 1 - Item Number. This number is assigned to theentry in the listing and is referenced to the narrativeinstructions to identify the material (e.g., Usecleaning compound, item 5, appx D).

b. Column 2 - Level. This column identifies the lowest level of maintenance that requiresthe listed item.

C - Operator CrewO - Organizational MaintenanceF - Direct Support MaintenanceH - General Support Maintenance

c. Column 3 - National Stock Number. This is the NationalStock Number (NSN) assigned to the item; use it torequest or requisition the item.

d. Column 4 - Description. Indicates the Federal name and,if required, a description to identify the item. The lastline for each item indicates the part number followed by theFederal Supply Code for Manufacturer (FSCM) in parentheses ifapplicable.

e. Column 5 - Unit Of Issue. Indicates the measuredelineated by the NSN. This measure is expressed by atwo character alphabetical abbreviation (e.g., EA IN. PR).Non definitive units of issue are followed by quantities inparentheses (e.g., TU (4 OZ)).


(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)ItemNationalDescriptionU/INumberLevel Stock Number

1C8020-00-224-8024Artist BrushEA

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2C7920-00-514-2417Brush, AcidGRSwabbing3C83050-0-205-3496Wiping RagsPG4O5350-00-174-1000Sandpaper,BD220 Grit5O5350-00-l74-0998Sandpaper,280 GritBD6C7930-00-093-4909DetergentBX7C6640-00-559-1384LensTissuePG8O8010-00-221-6455Paint,KTNo. 34087Green (OliveDrab9O80l0-00-181-8079ThinnerCNSolvent10O8030-00-535-9780WashPrimerKT11O8010-00-2974)570Paint,YellowGL12O7510-00-290-2023MaskingTapeRO13O8010-00-111-7937Paint ForestGLGreen Enamel14O8010-00-297-0567Paint,WhiteQT15O8030-00-213-0919Paint,OliveKTDrab,Polyurethane16O8010-00-938-7724Paint,BronzeGL17O6850-00-392-9751Optical CleaningBTCompound18C5180-00-408-1859Tool Kit GeneralEAPurpose19C7510-00-264-4612Yellow China MarkerEA

By Order of the Secretary of the Army

CARL E. VUONOGeneral, United States ArmyChief of Staff


WILLIAM J. MEEHAN IIBrigadier General, United States ArmyThe Adjutant General


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To be distributed in accordance with DA Form 12-32, Rlocks438, 887, Operator and Unit Maintenance requirements for theSTINGER Air Defense Guided Missile System.