FM 44-18-1 PDF

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The Stinger teams are commanded and controlled by the section chief. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. When practical, fire coordination within a team will be on voice command of the team chief.

Description “Stinger Team Operations” FMprovides guidance for the Stinger team in support of air defense operations. During periods of intense air activity, both may act as gunners to increase the rate of fire. Several essential elements of the engagement sequence must be met before the gunner can fire his weapon.

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Stinger Team Operations (FM 44-18-1)

When faced with multiple targets of equal threat, both team members will engage targets. All other raids are single 441-8-1 raids. A multiple target raid is a raid by two or more aircraft flying the same course, at the same speed, less than 1, meters apart.

The command must include the words “hostile” and “engage.

A second SHOOT missile will be fired if the first does not hit the target or appears to have failed to achieve guided flight. Additional guidelines for conducting the crew drills include 44-1-81 following:. When tracking has been established, the gunner interrogates the aircraft, continues tracking, and may activate while waiting for an engagement command. This drill emphasizes the expeditious teamwork necessary to prepare a team for immediate engagement from a mounted position.


It is critical that this decision be timely and accurate. This requires the launching of as many missiles as possible at successive aircraft in the raid.

Once weapons are unslung, safety procedures are adhered to and weapons readied for engagement as expeditiously as possible. The section chief controls his teams during field operations through use of a detailed TSOP. The basic combat unit is the Stinger team. Both team members are required to perform this drill because of the weight of the containers and to prevent dropping the containers.


FM Stinger Team Operations – Chptr 5 The Engagment Decision

By practicing the crew drills, the team can improve its skill, proficiency, and experience in performing combat critical tasks with the system. Given a MANPAD team seated in an M truck, traveling at a speed not more than 15 miles per hour, weapons in the ready-rack configuration. To accomplish this, the team chief must thoroughly understand the rules of engagement and control measures applicable to the Stinger system. The frequency that these drills are performed is left to the discretion of the training manager and 44–18-1.

The team consists of a team f and a gunner. Fire will be withheld if friendly and hostile aircraft are closely intermixed.

Once the sequence is mastered, training can be conducted on any drill with which the team is weak until the desired level of proficiency is reached. Therefore, direct and personal supervision of each team normally is not possible.

The gm chiefs engagement command releases the gunner to fire when the gunner decides that the 441-8-1 meets the technical requirements for a successful engagement.

Given the Stinger basic load properly loaded and secured on the M cargo trailer, a MANPAD team with their individual combat equipment positioned five paces from the trailer, with Stingers on their shoulders, the gunners have fired.

FM Stinger Team Operations – References

Once initiating alert has been received by team members, they immediately climb out of foxholes and prepare their weapons to engage threat aircraft.

He is assisted by the team chief in acquiring the correct target. The effectiveness of Stinger varies directly with the individual skills of each team member and the collective proficiency of each team. Initially, team members should read their procedures carefully to understand their individual actions and how they relate to those of the other team member.

A basic load of six Stinger weapons four weapon-rounds and two missile-rounds are carried by each team, initially, during combat operations.

When skilled individuals are molded into efficient, smooth-functioning teams, their capability to accomplish assigned missions is greatly increased. The load rearrangement drill will be performed with weapon-round and missile-round containers after missile expenditures.


He must make the decision based on rules of engagement contained in the unit TSOP and with criteria given to him by the section chief. This drill will be performed under non-MOPP and MOPP 4 conditions and during the hours of daylight and darkness, under any weather condition in which enemy aircraft may be launched against assets being protected.

Further details on command and control are found in FM Perform them IAW performance measures as stated in the tasks, conditions, and standards listed for each drill. They must adhere to these safety requirements and not risk personal injury or equipment damage for the sake of speed.

The team chief engages the trailing or left hostile target. The method used to engage aircraft depends upon their number.

This drill must be performed under a non-MOPP and MOPP 4 condition during the hours of daylight and darkness and under all weather conditions in which threat aircraft may be launched against assets being protected. Over this net the section chief maneuvers his team and obtains information on their status and location.

The team vehicle M will be moving at not more than 15 miles per hour and a radio transmission alerting the team will be received initiating the drill. Drill will be performed in a non-MOPP and MOPP 4 environment, during the hours of daylight and darkness, and under all weather conditions in which threat aircraft may be launched against assets being protected. The fire control orders used by team chiefs are shown in the illustration. In the following four situationsplace yourself in the position of a Stinger team chief.

The team chief should direct the gunner to fire at the lead or right aircraft in the primary sector of search. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.